Free State Park Admission for Loon Vanity Plates 

Maine motorists with vanity license plates that support conservation are getting a thank-you this weekend.All 48 state parks and historic sites are offering free admission to vehicles bearing “loon” license plates this weekend.Since the plates became available in 1993, more than $17.5 million in proceeds have gone to support conservation and wildlife efforts.Parks and Lands Director Will Harris from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says “we hope everybody comes out and has fun.”The open admission does not apply to Baxter State Park or the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect.