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Acadia National Park News Release Release
Date: December 19, 2017
Contact: Christie Anastasia,, 207-288-8660

Acadia National Park to Offer Free Admission on Four Days in 2018

BAR HARBOR, MAINE—The National Park Service announced today that the public will be invited to experience all national parks, including Acadia National Park, without entrance fees, on four days in 2018. The 2018 entrance fee-free days are: ·

"These free admission days are a like a limited time free trial offer...this is your chance to experience your national park and services in the neighboring communities and decide when you will come back in the future. Every season in Acadia has its own unique beauty and adventure." said Acadia Superintendent Kevin Schneider.

Acadia National Park News Release
November 21, 2017
Contact: Christie Anastasia, christie, 207-288-8660

The Park Loop Road will be closed to motor vehicles for the season starting on December 1, with the exception of the two-mile section from the Sand Beach entrance station to Otter Cliff Road (accessible via Schooner Head Road in Bar Harbor) and the Jordan Pond area (accessible via Jordan Pond Road in Seal Harbor). Snowmobiles are permitted on the closed sections of the Park Loop Road and on the unplowed lane between the Sand Beach entrance station and Otter Cliff Road. The Park Loop Road remains open to pedestrians and bicyclists. Visitors may also enjoy the Park Loop Road on roller skates, rollerblades, skateboards, and roller skis while the road is closed to motor vehicles.

Acadia National Park Artist in Residence Program Announced


In exchange for a two-week immersive experience in Acadia, artists lead one outreach presentation for the public, and donate within one year one work of art that depicts a fresh and innovative new perspective of the park for visitors that's drawn from their own experience. An open call for applications for 2018 residencies ends on Mon Jan 15. A public announcement of selections is expected in March. Learn More

A comprehensive and permanent Online Catalog is now under development for artworks donated by Artists-in-Residence.

Acadia National Park Elected America's Favorite Place in 2014

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Route 3 Context Sensitive Design Corridor Planning Project - updates here

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