Augusta, Maine

State park passes sold at record clip in 2012

Maine sold more state park passes in 2012 than any year in the history of the 77-year-old state park system. For the year, the Division of Parks and Public Lands says it sold 10,763 vehicle passes and 1,354 individual passes good for day use at most of the state’s parks and historical sites. Officials say 2013 park passes are now available for purchase online. The cost is $35 for an individual pass, which allows access only to the passholder, or $70 for a vehicle pass, which allows entry to the parks for all those in a vehicle.