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Acadia All American Road Trenton and Bar Harbor Promoting and Preserving Acadia. Corridor Enhancement. State Programs Transportation Grants Gateway Grants Transportation Enhancement Grants. Benefits of Scenic Byway Designation. Community Recognition

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Acadia all american road trenton and bar harbor promoting and preserving acadia

Acadia All American Road Trenton and Bar HarborPromoting and Preserving Acadia


Corridor enhancement

Corridor Enhancement

State Programs

  • Transportation Grants

  • Gateway Grants

  • Transportation Enhancement Grants


Acadia all american road trenton and bar harbor promoting and preserving acadia

Benefits of Scenic Byway Designation

  • Community Recognition

    • National Recognition for Trenton, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

  • Economic Development

    • Supports tourism by improving the quality of the Acadia experience

    • Attracts attention of businesses that want a high quality of life

  • Community Vision

    • Focus communities on where they want to go and how they can get there

  • Partnering

    • Towns, businesses and organizations working together to preserve our heritage

  • Federal Highway Administration Scenic Byway Grants

    • Increased Federal and State support for road improvements and safety

    • New projects such as bikeways, information kiosks and scenic turn-outs


Acadia all american road trenton and bar harbor promoting and preserving acadia

Scenic Resources

Locations of

Scenic Vistas

Source: James Rae


Acadia all american road trenton and bar harbor promoting and preserving acadia

Scenic Resources

  • Viewsheds

    • From Airport

Source: James Rae


Trenton character

Trenton Character


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Trenton Character


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Trenton Character


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Trenton Character


Landscaping and signage

Landscaping and Signage


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Landscaping and Signage


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Corridor Enhancement

Voluntary and Educational Programs

  • Partnerships with local organizations

    • Trenton and MDI Chambers of Commerce

    • Trenton Historic Society

  • Local Initiatives

    • April Roadside Cleanup

    • Tree planting program – Hancock Soil and Water Conservation


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Corridor Enhancement

Incentives and Disincentives

  • Grants

    • Local Programs

      • Partnership for business beautification

      • Soil Conservation Service Assistance

      • National Park Service Assistance

    • Low interest loan program for preservation

      • Historic Register Presentation – August 29th 6:30 PM at the Trenton Elementary School


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Corridor Enhancement

National Scenic Byway Grants

  • Raised almost $2,000,000 for Schoodic National Scenic Byway and Acadia All American Road

  • Annual Competitive Grant Opportunities

  • Preference for new byways


Current program

Current Program:

  • FHWA Staff:

  • Grants

  • New byway designation

  • National Scenic Byways Online:

  • Web site creation, maintenance, and administration

  • ABRC:

  • Technical Assistance to Byways

  • Publications

  • Conferences

The National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP) a section of FHWA consisting of:

  • MaineDOT

  • Environment

  • Planning

  • Passenger Transportation

  • HCPC:

  • Coordination

  • Planning

  • Grants

  • Trenton:

  • Town Government

  • Corridor Committee

  • Chamber of Commerce

  • Historical Society

  • Other Local Organizations


Acadia all american road trenton and bar harbor promoting and preserving acadia

Things you can do to support the

Acadia All American Road

  • Participate in Public Meetings

  • Help your local historical societies, garden clubs, and civic organizations to build partnerships

  • Show your support to your select board and state representatives

  • Join the Corridor Advocacy Group and bring new ideasFOR MORE INFORMATION: CONTACT THE HANCOCK COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 667-7131, ask for Jim Fisher


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