National Park Service selects Acadia by Carriage, LLC to operate Wildwood Stables

BAR HARBOR, ME – The National Park Service (NPS) selected Acadia by Carriage, LLC to operate Wildwood Stables under a 10-year concession contract. The existing facilities and visitor service responsibilities are expected to transition to the new concessioner in early 2024.

The concession operations at Wildwood Stables provide impactful services for park visitors, providing visitors the opportunity to join a narrated horse drawn carriage tour on Acadia’s historic carriage roads. The concession operations also provide equestrian services such as horse boarding. The new concessioner was selected through a competitive selection process.

The current concession contractor, Carriages of Acadia, Inc., has provided outstanding service at Wildwood Stables since 2009. The NPS plans to work with both concessioners to ensure a smooth transition.

The park expects reservations for the 2024 season to be made available in early 2024. No disruptions to visitor services are expected.

Wheelchair Accessible Carriages

During the open season, a wheelchair accessible carriage is available for tours on Acadia’s historic carriage toads. The carriage was purchased through Friends of Acadia with support from an endowment established by the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation.