BAR HARBOR-The National Park service has decided to scrap a plan to greatly increase entrance fees.
The fees will still increase, but not by nearly as much as was proposed last fall.
The new proposal calls for charging $35 dollars per vehicle and not the $70 dollars that had people so concerned.
The new increase will be just $5 dollars more than last year.
The Park Service says the increase is needed to help pay for a $12 billion dollar backlog of maintenance projects.
The original fee proposal sparked outrage and concern that it would prevent people from visiting our national parks.
That would also have a terrible effect on the local economies including the MDI area which is home to Acadia National Park.