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Cool Events And Hot Exhibits On Tap In March For The Acadia National Park Centennial

The yearlong celebration of the Acadia National Park Centennial got off to a rousing start with events including the Acadia Centennial Film premiere in January, official recognition of Acadia’s Centennial by the Maine State Legislature in February, and a community read hosted by eight Acadia-area libraries. The month of March will offer Acadia Centennial celebrants a wide variety of new opportunities to celebrate the past and inspire the future of Acadia through new exhibits, arts, lectures, outdoor activities, centennial products, and much more.

National Park System Had 307.2 Million Visitors In 2015, According To National Park Service

After receiving year-end numbers from around the National Park System, visitation to the parks last year reached a record 307.2 million, according to the National Park Service. A number of parks attracted some staggering numbers of visitors, such as Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain, which each surpassed 4 million for the first time, and Grand Canyon which tallied more than 5 million, the agency said.

Bar Harbor Man Becomes Acadia National Park's First Poet Laureate

In a move that hopefully will be duplicated across the National Park System, a poet laureate has been named for Acadia National Park. The appointment, possibly the first in the National Park System, is not only a great way to mark Acadia's centennial this year, but a perfect fit for a national park, where the scenery pulls at the hearts of so many and is a source of inspiration.

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