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Maine Acadian Culture, Madawaska

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Maine Acadian Culture is an affiliated area of the United States national park system, which ties together a variety of sites on the U.S. side of the Saint John River Valley on the Maine–New Brunswick border. The common history of Acadians on both sides of the river is best understood by visiting and learning about sites and events in both Maine and New Brunswick, as well as Nova Scotia. However, the U.S. federal mandate ends at the border, hence the name of this affiliated unit. Its management is overseen by Acadia National Park, the closest staffed U.S. national park system unit, to promote the Maine Acadian Heritage Council's work in highlighting the unique ethnicity and culture of the region.

Sites included in the decentralized unit include:
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  • The area’s strong Acadian roots are evident through flags, gold stars on homes and businesses and the blue, white and red colors of the Acadian flag painted on rocks and elsewhere. Buckwheat ployes...  more »
  • Madawaska, Maine is the home of the Acadian Festival each year, you can visit the Madawaska Four Corners Park for the only Acadian Walkway in the world. A most visit if you are a tourist.  more »

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