ACADIA NATIONAL PARK – People who plan to visit Acadia National Park can buy park passes for almost half-price but only for a limited time.
For most of December, annual passes will be on sale for $28.
The passes must be obtained in person. No phone orders will be taken.
Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider said buying an Acadia annual pass during the special sale allows people to experience and enjoy the park throughout the entire year.
He said 80 percent of the fees collected from the passes is used for improvements that directly benefit visitors at Acadia National Park, including maintaining and enhancing visitor facilities.
During Bar Harbor’s Midnight Madness event the passes will be available at the Village Green from 8 p.m. until midnight.
They are also available at the Bar Harbor, Ellsworth and Southwest Harbor chamber of commerce offices as well as some local town offices.