Tag Archives: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Aroostook State Park endures dip in attendance | Bangor Daily News

Aroostook State Park endures dip in attendance | Bangor Daily News.

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Scenic byways great for views of foliage | Bangor Daily News

Scenic byways great for views of foliage | Bangor Daily News

For more about byways and destinations mentioned here, visit www.byways.org/explore/states/ME/. For information on Maine State Parks and Public Lands, visit www.parksandlands.com. For foliage information, visit www.mainefoliage.com.

Finding the quiet delight of Maine: Visitors from state, beyond continue to discover beauty of state parks | Maine Sunday Telegram

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – When Scott Thompson, the Aroostook State Park manager, was invited to a trade show in Boston this spring, he didn’t let an opportunity pass him by.

Thompson, the manager of Maine’s northern-most state park, looked at the convention center full of intrepid tourists and seized the chance to send them 10 hours north.

“I was told to just hand out brochures. But I just thought, ‘Here we go,’ ” said Thompson, a Presque Isle native.

The affable and amusing Thompson told as many people as he could about the beauty of Aroostook County in summertime, about the 15 miles of Nordic ski trails he grooms around the state park in winter, and about the booming winter carnival held there now, which increased in attendance from 100 to 700 in three years.

Thompson must have intrigued a few tourists because attendance at Aroostook State Park is up 30 percent this year, according to the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.

Click for the rest of the story by Deirdre Fleming in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

Free park admission offered to loon plate holders | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine loon license plate. Proceeds from the sale of the plate goes toward conservation efforts in Maine.

Free park admission offered to loon plate holders | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Worth the hike, and so worth protecting | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Worth the hike, and so worth protecting | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Maine wants you to visit a state park | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine wants you to visit a state park | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

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Lease to last another year at Crescent Beach State Park | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Lease to last another year at Crescent Beach State Park | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.