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Bar Harbor cruise ship number continues to rise

The number of cruise ships scheduled to arrive in Bar Harbor the 2018 season is 14 more than 2017.

Wind power moratorium reignites tourism vs. clean energy debate

James McCarthy |

Gov. Paul R. LePage issued an executive order Wednesday putting the brakes on the state's permitting of new onshore wind projects. In doing so, he's renewed the longstanding debate over whether...

Acadia National Park closes due to federal shutdown

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget ordered Acadia National Park on Saturday to start shutdown procedures in the face of the congressional budget impasse.

Maine Office of Tourism grants boost creative tourism approaches


The Maine Office of Tourism awarded 10 grants totalling $132,875 to smaller organizations that are taking a creative approach and inspiring visitors to explore what's new in Maine.

Forest Society of Maine completes 100-Mile Wilderness conservation project

Renee Cordes |

A milestone conservation project completed by the Forest Society of Maine and its partners near Gulf Hagas and the 100-Mile Wilderness permanently conserves thousands of acres of productive...

Camden tightens fiscal oversight of Camden Snow Bowl

As the winter season gets underway at the Camden Snow Bowl, town officials are taking steps to avoid previous financial missteps that took place during the $6.5 million Ragged Mountain Recreation...

Acadia National Park sets visitation record in 2017

By November 2017 the number of visitors to Acadia National Park was just under 3.5 million, eclipsing 2016's 12-month total by almost 200,000 visitors.

Auburn sports tourism study results to be unveiled


The results of a $31,000, three-month study on how sports tourism may benefit Auburn will be unveiled Monday night at a City Council workshop.

Food Insider: Viles Arboretum offers chance to get off couch on Super Bowl Sunday

Maureen Milliken |

The Viles Arboretum's annual Table Tour in Augusta on Sunday, Feb. 4, offers an opportunity to enjoy a culinary-focused social event on Super Bowl Sunday before the game begins.

Baxter State Park director retiring

Jensen Bissell will retire after 12 years as director of the 210,000-acre Baxter State Park.