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Because of road closures and related traffic issues, only limited Island Explorer service will operate during Independence Day celebrations.
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Jordan Pond, Sand Beach, and Brown Mountain routes will not run in the morning on July 4, 2019.

There will be limited morning service on the Oceanarium, Trenton, Blackwoods, and Eden Street routes, plus one special inbound trip on the Southwest Harbor route.

The Bicycle Express will not operate on July 4.

Loop Road and Schoodic buses will operate according to their regular schedules.

Because of the fireworks, evening service will be limited to special trips from campgrounds located on the Oceanarium and Trenton routes and from Blackwoods Campground. The evening of July 4, Oceanarium and Trenton route buses will serve the Emerson-Conners School instead of the Bar Harbor Village Green. Evening Blackwoods buses will start and end at the ballfield.

Click here for detailed July 4 timetables.

Download a flyer that summarizes Independence Day service changes.

The Island Explorer is operated by
Downeast Transportation
PO Box 914
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-5796

For email inquiries, [email protected]