Visit Acadia for free next week

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on Tuesday, Aug. 25, and Acadia National Park is celebrating with free admission.

Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors. “Come enjoy Acadia’s spectacular landscape and miles of historic hiking trails, carriage roads and scenic drives,” a park spokesman said.

“Acadia National Park offers something for everyone, and we look forward to celebrating the National Park Service’s 99th birthday,” said Superintendent Sheridan Steele.

Acadia National Park was established in 1916 to preserve the outstanding resources and values of Maine’s scenic coast.

Last year, Acadia’s visitation exceeded 2.56 million. Visitors contributed an estimated $271 million to the local economy, which supported about 3,500 jobs in the area.

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