Acadia National Park car-free Saturday morning September 26 | News
MOUNT DESERT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - If you're planning a visit to Acadia next weekend, leave your car at home!
Acadia National Park is having a car-free morning that will go into effect from midnight Saturday, September 26 until noon. At that time about 25 of the 27 miles of the park loop road will be closed to cars.
The Island Explorer along with some tour buses will still be running. Park-goers will be able to walk, bicycle and even skateboard without a lot of traffic.
The park service is in the process of conducting a transportation plan to reduce congestion while improving the visitor experience.
"Yeah so the experience of walkers, cyclists, or skateboarders on that day, will be without the noise or the conflict or the, odors of the vehicles that would normally be on the road that time" said John Kelly, Management Specialist for Acadia National Park.
Next Saturday is also National Public Lands Day meaning that the park will be free to visitors.