Once Featured in "Pet Sematary," Acadia Trail Gets Makeover

Deer Brook Trail, in Acadia National Park, goes from horror-film condition to elegant rehabilitation.
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Deer Brook Trail sign

The trail beyond might now be a little bit less scary to Stephen King fans.

According to a new documentary about Stephen King's horror film, "Pet Sematary," a root-covered section of Deer Brook Trail, in Acadia National Park, was once ideal for a particularly frightening hike to the cemetery in question. No more: According to the blog Acadia on my Mind, the tree roots have been replaced by a 13-step wooden stairway, part of a larger rehab of the trail.

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