NPS cancels search for Acadia carriage tours operator

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The National Park Service says it has cancelled its solicitation of a contractor to operate carriage tours in Acadia National Park due to the coronavirus pandemic. The park service had been taking proposals for operation of Wildwood Stables. However, the park service said the cancellation will allow it to conduct more planning following the market disruption caused by the pandemic. The park service says the pandemic has also necessitated operational changes to the business. It says it’s extending an existing contract with Carriages of Acadia in the short term to continue providing service.