If I only lived closer to Acadia National Park, the annual pass sale being held in December would be a heckuva deal.
The sale will be held from December 1 through December 30 at the Winter Visitor Center at park headquarters on the Eagle Lake Road, Route 233. Passes will be sold at half price, or $20, and must be obtained in person with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. No phone orders will be taken. The winter visitor center will be open every day except December 17, 18, 24, 25, and 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The annual passes will also be available for $20 at the Gouldsboro (Maine) Town Office, December 1 - December 30. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Passes must be paid for by check or cash only, not by credit card. No phone orders will be taken.
Half price passes will also be sold at two other town offices, Tremont and Mt. Desert, December 1 through December 30. The Tremont office is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call ahead for hours on December 23. The Mt. Desert office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Payment must be by cash or check only, and no phone orders will be taken.
Acadia annual passes will also be sold for $20 at the annual Bar Harbor Village Holidays & Midnight Madness Sale on December 2, from 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Acadia information site located on the Village Green.
Acadia National Park annual passes are valid for one year from the month of purchase. Eighty percent of each pass sale remains here in Acadia National Park, to be used for projects that directly benefit park visitors and resources, such as the accessible trail on top of Cadillac Mountain. The remaining 20% benefits other National Park Service sites.
For more information about the annual pass sale, call 207-288-3338, extension 0.