Acadia Carriage Roads Closed With Months of Repairs Ahead
Acadia National Park got hit hard by Wednesday's storm, as did other locations in Hancock and Washington counties along the coast of Maine. According to the NOAA's National Weather Service website data, Bar Harbor saw the most rain in Wednesday's storm with 5 1/2 inches,. Acadia National Park got 3.81 inches.
The precipitation from the storm resulted in many roads within the park to be washed away. The park shared the news on Facebook Thursday evening that some carriage roads are closed and that some of the repairs will take several months for roads to become useable again
Visitors will now not be able to pass four specific road sections throughout the park. specifically locations listed as intersection 11 & 10, intersection 12 & 10, intersection 15 & 10, and intersection 11 & 13. Additionally, Acadia National Park's website has also listed the Wild Gardens of Acadia as a feature of the park that is also closed to visitors currently.
Also mentioned on the website is the closing of the Schoodic Mountain Road and bike paths on the peninsula due to damage as well from June 9th's storm.
Prior to the storm, Acadia National Park made notice of Eagle Lake Carriage Road closure with minimal access until September due to construction. The information provided by the website notes that sections of the loop will reopen when construction is completed on the different segments.
For more information on closures at Acadia National Park and to find updated maps of Acadia National Park, visit the nps.gov/acad website page for current conditions. For more about Acadia National Park information, alerts in effect, maps, upcoming events, reservations and permit information, visit the npw.gov/acad website.