Acadia National Park was founded in 1916. It is located in Maine on Mount Desert Island, the 6th largest island in the contiguous United States. Its coastal landscape is marked by woodlands, rocky beaches and Cadillac Mountain – the highest point on America’s East Coast. Today the island maintains a year-round population of 10,000 and swells to 2-1/2 million each year as tourists visit the park.
In 1986, founders of Friends of the Acadia formed to support the park’s long-term vision. Their forward-thinking and stewardship supports their love and preservation of Acadia National Park. Together, the members and volunteers have fundraised and worked to protect the scenery, history and culture of this national treasure for future generations.
In 2016, Acadia National Park will be celebrating their centennial with a year-long, Maine-wide celebration. They’ll be highlighting the past hundred years of world-class conservation at the park while inspiring and launching the next hundred years of Acadia stewardship. While the official ‘birthday’ is July 8, 2016, you can support the park today by planning your centennial visit next year – or by purchasing centennial merchandise. Your purchase supports Acadia National Park’s nonprofit partners to continue their vital work. Sunset Hill Stoneware is licensed to sell Acadia-branded product through 2016, with a percentage of the purchase benefiting Acadia National Park.
We appreciate the leadership, commitment and volunteerism of Friends of the Acadia – their ongoing efforts uphold America’s natural beauty.
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