Acadia Superintendent Kevin Schneider and John Kaznecki display a mock-up of the park’s 2017 annual entrance pass, which features Kaznecki’s photo of the carriage road bridge over Hadlock Brook. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NPS

Photo chosen for park pass

ACADIA NAT’L PARK — A photograph of the carriage road bridge over Hadlock Brook by John Kaznecki of South Thomaston has been chosen to appear on Acadia’s 2017 entrance passes.

His photo was one of more than 200 images submitted by people from 20 states in the park’s annual entrance pass contest.

Annual passes for 2017 are on sale for $25 – that’s half the regular price – through the end of December. They may be purchased by cash, check or major credit card at the park headquarters visitor center on Eagle Lake Road. Passes also are available for cash only at the chamber of commerce offices in Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor, at the Schoodic Institute, and at the town offices in Mount Desert, Tremont, Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor.

Acadia retains 80 percent of the revenues from entrance pass sales to help pay for improvements that benefit visitors and protect the park’s resources. This year, more than $1 million was used to support the Island Explorer bus system.

The other 20 percent of entrance pass fees goes to support National Park Service units nationwide.


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