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Acadia National Park

David Rockefeller, Benefactor Of Acadia National Park, Passes At 101

David Rockefeller, who continued his family's long-running love affair with national parks, died the other day at 101. The last surviving grandchild of oil baron John D. Rockefeller, Mr. Rockefeller had a particular keenness for Acadia National Park, which his father, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., helped established in 1916.

Millions Found Their Park In 2016, And Now Park Staff Are Struggling To Manage Them

There should be little doubt that the National Park Service's Find Your Park campaign for its centennial in 2016 was a resounding success, with overall visitation up nearly 8 percent to 331 million, setting a record for the third consecutive year. But those visitation levels are having adverse impacts on both park resources and the national park experience in some corners of the National Park System.

Friends Of Acadia's Spring Membership Challenge To Benefit Flora And Fauna

You know that Acadia National Park’s natural scenery is spectacularly varied, from granite-topped mountains to bold shorelines. But did you know that Acadia’s plant and animal life are similarly diverse? Delicate alpine wood lilies thrive just a 30-minute hike from saltwater eelgrasses. Explore the park and you can see peregrines, great blue herons, and harlequin ducks all within a short distance.

Acadia National Park Centennial Time Capsule Set For The Next Century

The mood was celebratory when members of the Acadia Centennial Task Force, Acadia National Park officials, staff and board members of Friends of Acadia, and staff of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust gathered to dedicate a time capsule intended to be opened in conjunction with Acadia’s bicentennial year in 2116.

Good Books For Visiting...Acadia National Park

There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Acadia National Park in Maine.

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