Mud Season Comes to Acadia National Park – Carriage Roads Closed Effective March 19
The carriage roads in Acadia National Park will be closed effective March 19th. The warmer weather and wet conditions have softened the carriage roads in Acadia National Park and made them susceptible to damage. Walking, biking and horse riding on the carriage roads under the current conditions can cause ruts and potholes that will channel water and exacerbate erosion.
Superintendent Kevin Schneider said "We are asking all visitors to help us protect the historic carriage road system and prevent costly repairs by cooperating with this temporary closure."
While the carriage roads are closed, visitors are encourage to enjoy Acadia National Park's hiking trails and the Park Loop Road which is closed to motor vehicles through the middle of the month. The Park Loop Road normally opens on April 15th. When walking or biking on the closed to vehicles Park Loop Road be mindful of closed gates and the possibility of snow, ice, debris and National Park Service's vehicles or equipment on the road.