Carriage Roads Within Acadia National Park Closed For Mud Season
The recent warm temperatures and very wet weather have made the roads susceptible to damage, so they have been closed "indefinitely", according to a press release from the National Park Service.
“We’re asking all visitors to help protect the historic carriage road system and prevent costly repairs by cooperating with this temporary closure,” said Superintendent Kevin Schneider.
Walking, bicycling, and riding horses on the carriage roads under the current conditions can cause ruts and potholes that will channel water and exacerbate erosion, according to the release.
Hikers and bikers can still enjoy Acadia’s hiking trails and Park Loop Road, which is closed to motor vehicles until April 15. Officials do say that while using the hiking trails or the Park Loop Road to be aware of closed gates, and the possibility of snow, ice, debris, and an occasion National Park Service vehicle or equipment on the road.
Conditions can be monitored at the Acadia National Park Facebook page.