State Parks Mark Anniversary 

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Maine state parks.On Thursday state park officials unveiled a line-up of events to celebrate through all four seasons.There are 48 state parks and historic sites throughout Maine.Will Harris, the Director of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, says whether you come to one of the scheduled events or not, there’s never been a better time to spend some time enjoying what the state parks have to offer. “Float on an inner tube, look at the sky, have one of the best fishing days of your life, have a family picnic, ski through the woods, canoe on the Allagash, or roast marshmallows around a campfire and tell ghost stories.”The department of conservation says the parks contribute $100,000,000 to the state’s economy.And that every state dollar spent on a park, generates 25 dollars in return.For a full line-up of 75th anniversary state park events log on to The Department of Parks and Land website at