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Carey Kish

Carey Kish of Mount Desert Island has been adventuring in the woods and mountains of Maine for, well, a long time. If there’s a trail—be it on dirt, rock, snow, water or pavement—he will find it, explore it, and write about it. Carey is a two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, Registered Maine Guide, author of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast, editor of the AMC Maine Mountain Guide (10th ed.), and has written a hiking & camping column for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram since 2003. Follow his outdoor travels and musings here, and on Facebook/CareyKish. Let Carey know what you think at MaineOutdoors@aol.com.

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Posted: November 23, 2015

Acadia National Park passes on sale for half-price!

Written by: Carey Kish

One of Maine’s most beloved natural treasures, Acadia National Park, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. That means there’s going to be a lot going on all year long, from winter through spring, summer into fall, outdoors and in all over Mount Desert Island, with plenty to see and do that you and me just won’t want to miss.

Annual park passes, normally $50, will be on sale all through the month of December for half-price. Yep, for just $25 you can gain entry into the park all year long for hiking, bicycling, paddling, sightseeing, camping and whatnot. Park passes must be purchased in person at the park visitor center on Eagle Lake Rd (ME 233) a couple miles west of Bar Harbor. Sorry, no phone orders.

So get on up to Acadia, get your half-price park pass for a full 2016 season of outdoor fun at one of America’s most beautiful and popular national parks, and enjoy some late season hiking and wandering about. More details here. Any questions, call the park at 288-3338.

Get your half-price Acadia pass and some late season hiking in. Carey Kish photo.

Get your half-price Acadia pass and some late season hiking to boot. Carey Kish photo.

Enjoy x-c skiing on Acadia's carriage roads with your half-price park pass. Carey Kish photo.

Enjoy x-c skiing on Acadia’s carriage roads with your half-price park pass. Carey Kish photo.

Glorious fall hiking at Acadia is yours too with a half-price park pass. Carey Kish photo.

Glorious fall hiking at Acadia is yours too with a half-price park pass. Carey Kish photo.

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