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BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) - It's no doubt Acadia National Park is a treasure to many. "It stays with you after you leave,” says Joe Churchman, a New Hampshire resident. Whether you're from out of town, out of state or out of the country, it's a destination countless people of all ages have included in their ...
BAR HARBOR — The Acadia National Park Service Sign Shop Volunteers are the Northeast Region's recipients of the George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in the Group Category for 2017. Each year the National Park Service recognizes exceptional efforts in volunteer ...

Another sign that warmer weather is on its way: Acadia National Park opened its facilities Sunday for the season. The National Park Service opened Park Loop Road, the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Thompson Island Picnic Area. Advertisement. Visitor hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, until they ...
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) -- It's a sure sign of spring at Maine's Acadia National Park: The carriage paths are shut down until further notice because of “mud season.” Rangers say the combination of wet weather and melting snow have softened the carriages, making them susceptible to damage from ...
Entrance fees to Acadia National Park will rise an average of $5 this year. Park administrators said the increases were necessary to pay for needed infrastructure and maintenance at the 50,000-acre park near Bar Harbor. Related Headlines. Government backs away from steep fee hikes at Acadia, other ...
BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) - Acadia National Park is taking steps to protect carriage roads. The roads will be closed indefinitely to all users until the roads dry out and firm up enough to prevent damage to their gravel surface. Starting April 12th, park rangers will begin to barricade parking lots associated ...

Annual passes for Acadia National Park will increase from $50 to $55. The initial plan with the more drastic hikes by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke drew widespread opposition from lawmakers and governors of both parties, who said the higher fees could exclude many Americans from enjoying national ...
Acadia National Park is preparing for what could be one of its biggest seasons with the opening of its main Loop Road on April 15. Workers will be preparing the road, Hulls Cove Visitor Center, Echo Lake Beach Road and Thompson Island Picnic Area for their tentative April 15 openings while the Sand ...
Acadia National Park and Shenandoah National Park in Virginia are the two parks in the East that would have been affected. Most of the parks affected by the plan are in the West, including Mount Rainier and Olympic parks in Washington state, Rocky Mountain in Colorado and Grand Teton in Wyoming.
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“We also recognize the lighthouse is a really important cultural and historic icon for Acadia National Park, and it's important to preserve it.” Schneider said the most lucrative option might be to use the lightkeeper's house as a vacation rental property. Until a couple of years ago, it was the residence of the ...
Information: The Hadlock Loop is one of several cross-country skiing routes in Acadia National Park. Measuring 4.2 miles round trip from the Brown Mountain Parking Area, the route follows carriage roads, which are wide, gravel, multi-use trails used in the summer by walkers, bicyclists and horseback ...
The U.S. House of Representatives on March 13 approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) to resolve boundary disputes surrounding Acadia National Park in Maine that threaten the local economy. “Hardworking Maine families have made their living for generations by ...
WASHINGTON (WGME) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is defending a proposal to raise entrance fees at 17 of the country's most popular national parks, including Maine's Acadia National Park. The National Park Service announced a plan in 2017 to increase the fees to help fix a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure ...
Commercial harvesters have dug for critters such as worms, clams and periwinkles on the mudflats around Acadia National Park for generations, and federal legislation moving through Congress would make sure they continue to do so. The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously signed off on a bill ...
Identical bills submitted by Sen. Angus King and Rep. Bruce Poliquin would make legal Acadia National Park's acquisition of the 1,441-acre Schoodic Woods, which includes a campground, above, and bike trails. Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette ...
With a possible maritime disaster in its past, a big undeveloped harbor and sprawling pink granite, the Ship Harbor Trail in Acadia National Park epitomizes a lot about hiking Maine coast. We've often walked the Ship Harbor Trail over the past two decades, but for the first time this past year, we did it once in ...
Schneider said a record 3.5 million people visited Acadia National Park in 2017, and that attendance is up by 58% over the last decade. Acadia, like many of the National Park System's parks, are being forced to delay maintenance because of a lack of money. The system as a whole has an $11.6 billion ...
“Hiking Acadia National Park” is available for sale at Sherman's bookstore in Bar Harbor; at Acadia National Park's Hulls Cove Visitor Center, Village Green Information Center and Sieur de Monts Nature Center; and on Amazon.com. You can also buy autographed copies directly from our online shop, with ...
Maine's Acadia National Park straddles eastern-deciduous and northern-boreal forests, attracting breeding songbirds, including nearly two-dozen warbler species, in summer. By 2050, as the climate warms, many boreal songbirds, including Bay-breasted Warblers, Blackburnian Warblers, and Boreal ...


 

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