Friday, 13 April 2018 16:03

Fees will increase in Acadia park, but not by as much Featured

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BAR HARBOR-The National Park service has decided to scrap a plan to greatly increase entrance fees.

The fees will still increase, but not by nearly as much as was proposed last fall.

The new proposal calls for charging $35 dollars per vehicle and not the $70 dollars that had people so concerned.

The new increase will be just $5 dollars more than last year.

The Park Service says the increase is needed to help pay for a $12 billion dollar backlog of maintenance projects.

The original fee proposal sparked outrage and concern that it would prevent people from visiting our national parks.

That would also have a terrible effect on the local economies including the MDI area which is home to Acadia National Park.