Acadia National Park Tourism Vital to Local Economy, Study Finds

Bar Harbor - A new report by the National Park Service says Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor is vital to the local economy.
 
 

According to the report released today, Acadia attracted almost two and a half million visitors in 2011, which brought in $186 million to support thousands of area jobs.

 

Most of the visitor spending supports jobs in lodging, food, and beverage services.

 

Acadia National Park Superintendent, Sheridan Steele, credits the parks "unparalleled scenery and extraordinary recreational opportunities."

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Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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