Car-free mornings

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Visitors to Acadia National Park will have the opportunity to enjoy two car-free mornings on the Park Loop Road in 2015.

The National Park Service will close portions of the Park Loop Road on Mount Desert Island to private vehicles from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, and on Saturday, Sept. 26. The National Park Service also will waive the park entrance fee for all visitors during the car-free morning on May 16 and offer a fee-free day in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 26.

“We are excited to offer a way for visitors to enjoy a carefree, car-free experience on the Park Loop Road during our shoulder seasons and look forward to working with the neighboring communities to make it a success,” said Superintendent Sheridan Steele.

Roads that provide direct access to the Hulls Cove Visitor Center, Jordan Pond and Sieur de Monts (including the Abbe Museum, Wild Gardens of Acadia and Nature Center) will remain open.

The Jordan Pond House restaurant and gift shops at Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole will be open during their regular business hours.

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