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Bald Rock: Voices of the Community

 

The mountains in and abutting Camden Hills State Park are “among the highest peaks on the eastern seaboard… Protection of the Camden Hills is one of the most inspiring examples of conservation through generations of broad community support.”

The Nature Conservancy

 

“Some of Maine’s most scenic hiking takes place in Camden Hills State Park…a compact group of mountains that rise above the western shore of Penobscot Bay…”

Former Director Camden Hills State Park

 

“The 13 highest-rated Maine attributes in a recent survey of visitors all revolve around its abundance of scenic vistas, the high quality of its recreational opportunities, and its charming small towns. 

Brookings Institution

 

“The ongoing annual economic multiplier-effects of these visitors ripples throughout businesses of all kinds.”

Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce

 

“Maine is famous for lobsters and Yankee ingenuity…for craftsmanship and skepticism.  But it’s also world-renowned for…distinctive towns and villages and the stunning natural areas that lie between them.  These compose Maine’s “brand,”its true calling card…States more and more need a brand—a distinct, captivating appeal that at once establishes a unifying self-image… as they vie for their share of scarce visitors, talent, and income.”

Brookings Institution

 

“A brand is not a campaign theme, tag line, or slogan. Instead it is an expression of a compellingly unique experience.”

Longwoods International (2)

 

“Nature-based travel is a vigorously growing sector of the Maine economy.”

Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce

 

“More people come to Camden Hills State Park for day hikes than any other state park in Maine.”

The Nature Conservancy

 

“Bald Rock and Camden Hills State Park are not only natural resources, but natural assets.  The economic impact of 180,000 annual visitors cannot be overstated.  This is a significant and critical slice of the eco-tourism pie”

Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce

 

“The installation of the antenna at the proposed location will have a substantialcnegative impact on the viewshed from several places in the park, including Bald Rock summit and quite possibly Mt. Battie summit.”

David Soucy, while director of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands