The National Park Service has closed the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park to motor vehicles for the season, with the exception of the 2 mile section from the Sand Beach Entrance Station to Otter Cliff Road and the Jordan Pond area.

The Otter Cliff Road is accessible via the Schooner Head Road in Bar Harbor and the Jordon Pond area 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. In the event of inclement weather all sections of the Park Loop Road may be closed.

The Park Loop Road remains open to pedestrians and bicyclists. Visitors may also use the Park Loop Road on skis, roller skis, roller skates, rollerblades and skateboards

The Park Loop Road normally closes on December 1st, but this year's early winter snowfall has caused the road to close earlier.

Photo Acadia National Park