Environment Maine
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Bangor Daily News
By
Bill Trotter, BDN Staff

Visitation to Maine’s only national park in 2011 injected more than $186 million into Maine’s economy that year and supported nearly 3,000 jobs in the Mount Desert Island region, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. 

“Acadia attracts visitors from across the U.S. and around the world who come here to experience its unparalleled scenery and extraordinary recreational opportunities, and then spend time and money enjoying the services provided by our neighboring communities,” park superintendent Sheridan Steele said. “The National Park Service is proud to have been entrusted with the care of America’s most treasured places and delighted that the visitors we welcome generate significant contributions to the local, state and national economy.”

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