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September 5, 2016 | By Nancy Kenney, For The Inquirer
Our family vacations are usually trips are to the beach or Disney, but this year my 14-year-old daughter, Sarah, asked to go on a different type of vacation. She wanted to climb a mountain and to bring our dog, Bear. We looked at a number of different types of vacations before deciding to make a visit to Acadia National Park during its 100th birthday, including a visit to Cadillac Mountain. During my research, I also learned that Bar Harbor was one of the most dog-friendly locations in the United States.
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September 22, 1991 | By Judi Dash, Special to The Inquirer
Autumn sweeps over coastal Maine like a magic wand, waving away the summer people and returning the craggy inlets, misty mountains and quiet offshore islands to the residents. And to us. We think of Maine in October as our Maine and make an annual, one-week pilgrimage to Acadia National Park, a treasure trove of mountain hiking trails, woodsy bicycle paths and stunning coastal drives. Scout around here and you'll find harbor seals, whales and puffins, in addition to abundant deer and herring gulls.
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June 3, 2012
Mandi Dorrell of Somers Point, N.J., is pictured enjoying the view at Acadia National Park in Maine in August, just ahead of Hurricane Irene. She writes of the trip: "My three-day drive to Maine was rainy. … I could not see the car in front of me and was even more frustrated when I got to Acadia because the wood was too wet to build a fire. I went out to dinner that night in Bar Harbor and cried because I thought our vacation was ruined. "But when I woke up the next day, the rain had stopped and it was 85 degrees — something the citizens of Acadia said had only ever happened a few times.
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September 1, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Susan V. Kraft, 55, formerly of Coatesville, a retired park ranger and museum curator for the National Park Service, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, of complications from a glioblastoma brain tumor at the Livingston HealthCare Hospital in Livingston, Mont. Ms. Kraft was born in Philadelphia. As a child, she moved with her family to Florida, New Mexico, California, and Bogota, Colombia, then back to Pennsylvania. She graduated from Coatesville Area High School in 1979 and earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from what is now Immaculata University in Malvern.
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February 2, 2001 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Anne Mason Babcock Roosevelt, 86, a sportswoman and wife of a grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Monday at the Beaumont in Bryn Mawr. She lived in Bryn Mawr and formerly in Maine. Mrs. Roosevelt was born in Louisville, Ky., and educated in Virginia. She and her husband, Theodore Roosevelt 3d, settled in Radnor soon after he was discharged from the Navy in 1945 after World War II. They lived on the Ardrossan Farm of Hope Montgomery Scott.
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July 2, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, contending that it improperly approved a Pennsylvania plan aimed at addressing haze pollution. They say the plan fails to limit emissions of haze-causing chemicals from major facilities in the state, and that iconic parks and wilderness areas - from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey and then to as far as Acadia National Park in Maine - suffer because of it. "The law on the books says we need to deal with the pollution choking our national parks," said Matt Elliott, the Pennsylvania and Delaware program manager with the National Parks Conservation Association, one of the groups that sued.
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July 18, 1999 | By Donald D. Groff, FOR THE INQUIRER
When it comes to sheer number of visitors, Acadia National Park is no Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The verdant Maine preserve on Mount Desert Island received 2.6 million recreational visits last year, compared with nearly 10 million at Great Smoky. But late last month Acadia became a pioneer in crowd management as officials launched the Island Explorer bus system, eight buses operating on six routes that include the park and the towns of Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor.
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July 15, 2007 | By Rich Wilhelm FOR THE INQUIRER
Early one summer morning, I took a long walk around a lake. While hiking, I also turned an important corner in my life, though that wasn't necessarily part of the plan. I was in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine, where I was staying with my wife, Donna, and our sons, Jimmy and Chris. To paraphrase Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a family vacation. It was also the first vacation for just the four of us in two years, since our trip to Chincoteague Island, Virginia.
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July 16, 2006 | By Jean Lumsden FOR THE INQUIRER
For most of my adult life, I have had a love affair with the state of Maine. Many years ago, my husband and I were traveling along the northeastern coast of Maine, looking for a place to rent for the next year's vacation. We discovered the perfect cottage on the water on Mount Desert Island, which includes Acadia National Park, and we immediately reserved it for two weeks the following summer. Our son and daughter-in-law were intrigued by the description of the place and suggested that we share the cottage.
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May 13, 2012 | Choose one .
Connecticut . Strawberry Thanksgiving Celebration 2012 is June 8-9 at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket. It includes a puppet show, crafts, and a hubbub tournament, a traditional Native American dice game. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. both days. Adults $15; seniors (55 and older) $13; children (6-15), $10. 800-411-9671; www.pequotmuseum.org . Delaware. Middletown BBQ Cook-Off, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, is May 18-20 at 309 Port Penn Rd., Middletown.
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September 5, 2016 | By Nancy Kenney, For The Inquirer
Our family vacations are usually trips are to the beach or Disney, but this year my 14-year-old daughter, Sarah, asked to go on a different type of vacation. She wanted to climb a mountain and to bring our dog, Bear. We looked at a number of different types of vacations before deciding to make a visit to Acadia National Park during its 100th birthday, including a visit to Cadillac Mountain. During my research, I also learned that Bar Harbor was one of the most dog-friendly locations in the United States.
NEWS
September 1, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Susan V. Kraft, 55, formerly of Coatesville, a retired park ranger and museum curator for the National Park Service, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, of complications from a glioblastoma brain tumor at the Livingston HealthCare Hospital in Livingston, Mont. Ms. Kraft was born in Philadelphia. As a child, she moved with her family to Florida, New Mexico, California, and Bogota, Colombia, then back to Pennsylvania. She graduated from Coatesville Area High School in 1979 and earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from what is now Immaculata University in Malvern.
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July 11, 2016
Art Carey is a former Inquirer staff writer Few experiences are more sublime than watching the break of dawn from the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Maine. At 1,530 feet, Cadillac is the highest peak on the North Atlantic coast, and for much of the year, the first spot in the United States touched by the morning sun. Cadillac dominates Mount Desert Island and is the topographical centerpiece of Acadia National Park, which originated as a national monument on July 8, 1916, 100 years ago this summer.
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July 2, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, contending that it improperly approved a Pennsylvania plan aimed at addressing haze pollution. They say the plan fails to limit emissions of haze-causing chemicals from major facilities in the state, and that iconic parks and wilderness areas - from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey and then to as far as Acadia National Park in Maine - suffer because of it. "The law on the books says we need to deal with the pollution choking our national parks," said Matt Elliott, the Pennsylvania and Delaware program manager with the National Parks Conservation Association, one of the groups that sued.
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June 3, 2012
Mandi Dorrell of Somers Point, N.J., is pictured enjoying the view at Acadia National Park in Maine in August, just ahead of Hurricane Irene. She writes of the trip: "My three-day drive to Maine was rainy. … I could not see the car in front of me and was even more frustrated when I got to Acadia because the wood was too wet to build a fire. I went out to dinner that night in Bar Harbor and cried because I thought our vacation was ruined. "But when I woke up the next day, the rain had stopped and it was 85 degrees — something the citizens of Acadia said had only ever happened a few times.
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May 13, 2012 | Choose one .
Connecticut . Strawberry Thanksgiving Celebration 2012 is June 8-9 at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket. It includes a puppet show, crafts, and a hubbub tournament, a traditional Native American dice game. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. both days. Adults $15; seniors (55 and older) $13; children (6-15), $10. 800-411-9671; www.pequotmuseum.org . Delaware. Middletown BBQ Cook-Off, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, is May 18-20 at 309 Port Penn Rd., Middletown.
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October 13, 2011 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
WISCASSET, Maine - "Do we have to eat a lobster roll now ?! We're eating dinner in an hour," said my wife, Elizabeth, ever the practical one. "And, by the way, aren't we on a vacation?" Indeed, we'd come to the coast of Maine for a late-summer family getaway - not the all-lobster-all-the-time eating marathon this trip was quickly shaping up to be. And yet, by some minor miracle, there was only a 20-minute line at Red's Eats , the legendary lobster-roll shack that routinely clogs Route 1 traffic at the base of the bridge leading into this postcard-perfect coastal village.
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July 5, 2011 | By Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHERRY SPRINGS STATE PARK, Pa. - This is one of the darkest places in the Eastern United States, an oasis of blackness so deep it must be what our ancestors saw at night. A little after 9, as twilight turned itself down, Dwight Dulsky, an art teacher and amateur astronomer from Bucks County, saw the first light snap on. It was the bright star Vega, the master of ceremonies, opening the show on a rare, perfect night, with a clear sky and no moon over the endless, big woods of northern Pennsylvania.
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June 6, 2010 | By Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN
PORTLAND, Maine - History reigns in Maine's largest city. Often, Portland is just the launching pad for travel adventures along the state's rugged coast or to its beautiful wooded lakes - a stop along the way to tony destinations such as Bar Harbor or eco-wonders such as Acadia National Park. Even cruise ships that dock at the historic port bundle their passengers directly to the L.L. Bean mega-outlet in nearby Freeport. But in a state where tourism is a leading industry (Maine is also the No. 1 exporter of blueberries)
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August 8, 2009 | By Art Carey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the summer of 2003, with his marriage disintegrating, Ted Danforth decided to do something special with his teenage sons. So, through L.L. Bean, he booked a kayak camping trip in Maine. For three days, Danforth and his boys - Matt, then 19, and Ben, then 17 - paddled the pellucid waters of Casco Bay. They ventured out into the ocean, to Eagle Island, the summer home of arctic explorer Robert Peary. They saw seals sunning themselves on rocks. They reveled in absolute silence and were lulled to sleep at night by lapping waves under star-studded skies.
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