Acadia National Park will go car free this coming Saturday, September 17th from midnight until noon. In addition, in celebration of National Public Lands' Day, all visitors will receive a free entry to Acadia National Park all day long.

The sections of the Park Loop Road closed to private vehicles will include the Cadillac Summit Road, the road between the Hulls Cover Visitor’s Center and Jordan Pond and the entire one way section. Roads that provide direct access to the Hulls Cove Visitor’s 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 with normal operating hours.

Roadside parking will be prohibited at the Cadillac Mountain entrance on the Eagle Lake Road (Route 233) and bicyclists will be required to ride only in the direction permitted on the one-way section of the Park Loop Road.

Volunteers will assist park staff at many road entrances to explain the event and assist any motorists who unexpectedly find themselves at locked gates.

Acadia National Park went car free from Midnight to Noon on Saturday, May 14th, 2016