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National park sees record number of visitors

June 1, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park again saw a record number of visitors last year.

Maine Public reports over 3.5 million people visited Acadia in 2018.

That’s a 70 percent increase from 2008.

Acadia National Park is one of Maine’s top tourist destinations in the summer months. It’s famous for Cadillac Mountain, the high point of the North Atlantic’s seaboard.

The agency estimates visitors spent about $388 million in nearby communities, on everything from hotels, food and recreational.

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Martha Searchfield says the increase in visitors has helped sustain the area’s economy.

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