It was mere happenstance, two events more than 2,000 miles apart, but the irony was inescapable: At a time when the Western United States is losing a "football field worth of natural area" to development every 2.5 minutes, an opportunity to set aside nearly 100,000 acres in the Northeast as part of the National Park System was deemed within reach.
Acadia National Park
The call to “celebrate our past, inspire our future” has struck a chord with organizations, businesses, and individuals in the Acadia National Park region, the state of Maine, and beyond—so much so that nearly 400 have signed up as Acadia Centennial Partners to help build the yearlong, community-based celebration.
Matt Holly is a lifelong parks and maps enthusiast. He put his interests together and created the website National Park Maps, which now has more than 1,000 free maps.
You'll be able to ride your bike on the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park a couple days this year without having to worry about vehicles.
Remains found in Acadia National Park on Friday could be those of a Maine man who went missing back in January, according to park officials.
You can add Sequoia National Park in California and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota to the slowly growing number of parks now selling entrance passes online.
With peregrine falcons returning to Acadia National Park in Maine to prepare for their nesting season, park officials have instituted temporary closures for several trails and cliffs.
For the first time since 2001 a rabid animal has been confirmed at Acadia National Park in Maine, where officials found the dead raccoon near the restroom at Sieur de Monts.
You can help put smiles on youth and broaden their knowledge of the natural world by contributing to a drive to bring more students to Acadia National Park and bolster the youth programs there.
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.