While half of the trails have opened, the other half of the bike paths remain closed.

Earlier this month, strong thunderstorms washed out numerous roads throughout Hancock and Washington counties. The storms also washed out many of the bike paths in Acadia National Park and on Schoodic Peninsula.

The severe storms washed out the delicate Carriage Roads throughout Acadia National Park. Many are still closed, and will remain closed for months. The National Park Service says "It may take two months to stabilize and repair damage to historic carriage roads from a severe storm June 9. All culverts and drainages were overwhelmed. Three layers of road were removed at multiple locations."

Progress has been made on the trails throughout Schoodic Peninsula. The National Park Service announced on June 23 that "About half of the bike paths on the Schoodic Peninsula have reopened following repairs." Segments that remain closed include: from intersections 5 to 6 to 7; and from intersection 6 east to the Loop Road.

In Acadia National Park, the Eagle Lake Carriage Road will likely remain closed into September. Access will be limited for both hikers and bikers while repairs are made. Individual sections of the road may reopen as they become accessible.

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The National Park Service urges visitors check for updates on the repairs online.

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