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Acadia National Park, Maine

Maine

Acadia National Park

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Maine Highlights

  • Hikers enjoy new trails on Highland Farm.

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    More land for people and rabbits

    York, Maine

    Hikers and New England Cottontail rabbits alike enjoy more breathing room in coastal Maine.

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  • Abyssinian Meeting House

    National Register of Historic Places

    A stop on freedom’s train

    Portland, Maine

    This church was the hub of the local African American community, and was one of the northernmost “stops” on the Underground Railroad.

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  • A common loon nests on the water. Photo: Bob Thayer

    National Park Getaway

    Island life, up North

    Near Bar Harbor, Maine

    The forests, mountains, and rugged coastlines of Acadia National Park have drawn people to the area for hundreds of years.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/13.