The National Park Service has announced that the Park Loop Road on Mount Desert Island will be closed to vehicles from midnight to noon on Saturday, May 14th and Saturday, September 17th. Additionally, the Park Service will waive the park entrance fee for all visitors during the car free mornings.

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.