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Ties that bind Acadia and new Maine Woods national monument

BAR HARBOR – Pulled up to town at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, because we just had to be in Acadia on the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, to celebrate the park and the new Maine Woods national monument inspired by it. As we hiked the trails of Acadia throughout the day, wishing strangers “Happy […]

First-ever virtual running of MDI Marathon to mark Acadia Centennial

For the first time ever, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park, runners and walkers anywhere in the world can join virtual runs of the Mount Desert Island Marathon and Half Marathon, and earn a special Acadia Centennial Medallion. The MDI Marathon and Half Marathon – Acadia100 Virtual Edition is a special […]

Meaning of the Trek, in the year of the Acadia Centennial

Roger and Julie Grindle of Hancock joined a virtual 100-mile Acadia Centennial Trek at the perfect time, with Roger having just retired, and the both of them wanting to walk more to stay fit. They just completed their 100th mile on Ocean Path last week and have the finisher’s medal to prove it. Bob and Helena […]

5 lessons from Acadia for proposed Katahdin-area national monument

When National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis came to Maine this month to gauge local opposition and support for a proposed Katahdin-area national monument, he got an earful. He has only to look to Acadia National Park for these 5 lessons for a Maine Woods national monument, proposed by Burt’s Bees founder Roxanne Quimby and family. […]

Off to the virtual races! Strong start to 100-mile Acadia virtual race

acadia virtual race

The first-ever Acadia Centennial Trek, a free virtual 100-mile race to help celebrate Acadia’s 100th anniversary, jumped into action on the Leap Day of Feb. 29, with dozens of participants strong out of the gate. And Gary Allen, founder and director of the Mount Desert Island Marathon, and the man who’s single-handedly helping to revive Millinocket with a […]