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Buses Through Acadia National Park

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Buses Through Acadia National Park

I've learned that there are free bus rides to see Acadia National Park. Is there any fee for the traveler otherwise, to see the park?

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Yes, there is an entrance fee for Acadia National Park. It is $20, which covers a car for a full week. The Island Explorer buses are indeed free. They are less a tour of the Park and more a means of transportation to trail heads, Jordan Pond House, Sand Beach, and other sites. The free shuttle buses do NOT go to the top of Cadillac Mountain. If you are interested in a narrated tour of the Park which does include the very scenic top of Cadillac, it is better to take Oli's Trolley or National Park Tours.

Entrance fees:

acadianationalpark.com/park_info/fees_permit…

Island Explorer free shuttle buses:

http://www.exploreacadia.com/

Oli's Trolley:

http://www.olistrolley.com/

National Park Tours:

http://www.acadiatours.com/

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If you take the shuttle then no, there's no fee. Only if you bring a car.

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It is NOT true that there is no fee to use the Island Explorer buses. It's true that you won't be asked by the bus driver to pay a fee. But you are supposed to have a Park Pass to make any use at all of Acadia National Park. Even walking in or biking in is a $5 pass. The Park doesn't always enforce these rules very strictly. But, nevertheless, that is the rule.

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I am looking for the Fall schedule but can't seem to find it online. Is the fall schedule the green-shaded sections on the regular schedule?

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Yes...darker shading indicates Fall schedule online and printed brochure.

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Thanks MDIFan!

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