Maine State Parks and Historic Sites will treat Maine residents to a free day-use admission on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19.

Maine residents will be recognized on Sunday, June 19, Father’s Day, for their continued support of Maine State Parks and Historic Sites with free-admission for the day according to Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) Bureau of Parks and Lands.

“I encourage Maine families to explore and enjoy our wide variety of State Parks and Historic Sites on Father’s Day. There is a lot to see and do at Maine State Parks year round and Father’s Day is a great time to treat fathers and the whole family to an outdoor adventure,” said Governor Paul R. LePage.

Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb was equally enthusiastic. “June is ‘Get Outdoors Month’ and Maine State Parks get you out there. Our park staff and devoted volunteers have the parks ready for visitors. Father’s Day could be a lot of fun at any of our parks and historic sites,” said Whitcomb.

DACF Bureau of Parks and Lands Acting Director of Operations, Ron Hunt, encouraged Maine residents and visitors alike to explore the many offerings provided by Maine State Parks. “Each of our state parks and historic sites has programs suited for all ages and cover a wide range of outdoor interests. Many are using our Maine State Park Passport program as an incentive to visit all the parks, and our Geocaching feature continues to be very popular,” said Hunt.

The details of the free parks admission are:

  • Maine Residents Day, 9 a.m. – closing, Sunday, June 19; all residents will be allowed free day-use entrance to Maine State Parks and Historic Sites. No rain date will be available. The open admission does not apply to Acadia National Park, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW), Baxter State Park, the Maine Wildlife Park, Peacock Beach, Scarborough Beach, Swan Island, Penobscot River Corridor (PRC), or the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect, though admission to Fort Knox State Historic Site will be free that day.

For more information about Maine State Parks and Historic Sites, go to:  http://www.parksandlands.com

For more information about the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, go to: www.maine.gov/dacf


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