Planning ahead will soon be required to visit the most popular spots in Acadia National Park.
A vehicle reservation system to reduce severe traffic and parking congestion will be in place from Oct. 1-18 this year and serve as a pilot program to prepare for the 2021 season. Reservations will be required for vehicles going through the Sand Beach entrance and up the Cadillac Summit Road.
Vehicle reservations are available for purchase only online at recreation.gov for $2 each and will not be sold at the park.
“The majority of the park is open just as it has always been, including access to all of the carriage roads and all but a few hiking