Ledgelawn Avenue in Bar Harbor is Halloween Central for Mount Desert Island with close to 1000 little ghouls and goblins making their way up and down the street.

The Town of Bar Harbor and Bar Harbor Police Department released the following information on Friday, October 28th.

The Town of Bar Harbor, in conjunction with the Bar Harbor Police Department, the Downeast Covid Task Force, and the State CDC, has amended the Covid-safety plan for Bar Harbor’s very popular Halloween celebration on Ledgelawn Avenue.

CDC data reports Hancock County, along which the rest of the county, as being high risk for community transmission. This means that it is important for the community to do its best with mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing if they are going to participate. This guidance has been reviewed by local medical professionals and the local COVID task force.

Residents on Ledgelawn Avenue will be handing out pre-wrapped candy, some by sending it down a 5-foot candy chute (a pvc pipe) designed to keep residents at a safe distance, while making sure trick or treaters get to have a great time.

The pedestrian traffic will return to normal and will not be restricted to one-way, as was the case in 2020. The recommendation has been made for participants to maintain social distance and avoid pedestrian packing at residences, or other congested intersections or areas.

Ledgelawn Avenue will be closed to vehicles from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Free adult and child size masks will be available at the event, for those participants who may need them.  Please wear a mask (one that prevents germs from spreading), give each other plenty of space, wash your hands, and have a great time.

You won't need to pay for parking, as the enforcement of parking meters and their mandatory usage ends on October 30th.

The weather forecast is improving! As of Thursday afternoon, Halloween night's forecast is calling for mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 40's!

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Ledgelawn Avenue Halloween Decorations 2020

Ledgelawn Avenue is Halloween Central on Mount Desert Island! Check out some of the Halloween Decorations from 2020