Spring Brings Business to MDI


MOUNT DESERT ISLAND - Spring is bringing the life back to one of Maine's coastal gems. And after a shortened season last year, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are gearing up for a busy year ahead.

The views may be bleak in color, but they aren't lacking their luster. Acadia National Park will once again reopen Park Loop Road on Tuesday, bringing the bustle of the tourist season back to MDI.

Chief Ranger Stuart West says the road to Cadillac Mountain and the Carriage Roads may open a bit later, due to melting snow. But officials are expecting a big season for the park, which saw the effects of last year's government shut down and the previous year's sequestration. Which took it's turn on downtown businesses as well, whose owners are anxious to get started and have high hopes for success.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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