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Acadia National Park

Fare-free, Propane-Powered Island Explorer Bus System Carries 7 Millionth Passenger At Acadia National Park

A major milestone was achieved at Acadia National Park when Wayne and Charlene Ferguson and Annie, their Yorkshire terrier, boarded the Oceanarium bus route of the Island Explorer, a fare-free, propane-powered bus system that serves the park and its surrounding communities on Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula.

Help Preserve Acadia National Park's Historic Structures

Acadia National Park lovers embrace the park along Maine's coast for its magnificent scenery: granite summits, sparkling lakes, bold coastlines. And they love Acadia for its cultural treasures: world class hiking trails, the carriage roads with their exquisite bridges, and other iconic structures. In fact, it's the interweaving of natural and built landscapes that makes this place so special among national parks.

Crowding Issues In National Parks Drawing Concern And Brainstorming

Key to ongoing debates into how to manage seemingly ever growing visitation at Zion and Yellowstone, Yosemite and Acadia, and Glacier and Grand Canyon national parks is the notion of how national parks should be preserved and protected for future generations. It's a natural conversation in light of what one might call overcrowding of these places.

While Parks Struggle With Unhealthy Ozone Levels, Congress, EPA Want To Delay Reductions

While national parks from Acadia in Maine to Sequoia in California struggle with high ozone levels that are unhealthy, the Trump administration and some members of Congress want to delay regulations that would require states to reduce those levels.

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