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Park Loop Road
Park Loop Road Review
This 27-mi road provides a perfect introduction to the park. If driving, you can do it in an hour, but allow at least half a day for the drive so that you can explore the many sites along the way. They are also served by the free Island Explorer buses, which will also pick and drop off anywhere along the route where it's safe to stop. Traveling south on Park Loop Road toward Sand Beach, you'll reach a small ticket booth, where, if you haven't already, you will need to pay the park entrance fee (not charged from November through April, or to bus riders). Traffic is one-way from the Route 233 entrance to the Stanley Brook Road entrance south of the Jordan Pond House. The section known as Ocean Drive is open year-round, as is a small section that provides access to Jordan Pond from Seal Harbor.
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