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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.
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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.
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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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