Propane Puts the “Great” in “Great Outdoors”
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Maine’s Acadia National Park is known for its spectacular scenery. It’s the “Crown Jewel of the Atlantic Coastline”, and visitors can expect to see all kinds of plant and animal life and ocean views along the park’s 150 miles of hiking, cycling, and horse trails.
PERC’s Elena Bennett visited Acadia with her family over Labor Day weekend in 2022. They stayed at an Under Canvas location near the park in a tent that paired the best of Maine’s coastal landscape with the comfort of glamping – cozy furnishings, indoor plumbing, and on-site dining. “Staying at Under Canvas was the best of both worlds. We could explore the park and go hiking during the day, and then come back to our tent to relax and have a good meal at night,” she said of their experience.
While on the resort property, Bennett noticed that many of the amenities that made their stay enjoyable were powered by propane. Propane was used for cooking in the main tent, water heating in the guest tents, and fire pits and patio heaters kept guests warm on chilly evenings. She observed that “everywhere you looked, they were using propane in some way. It really warmed my heart to see the comfort that propane can provide, even in remote areas.”
In the park itself, the Island Explorer tour buses have run on propane autogas for over 20 years. The buses are much quieter and emit fewer harmful emissions than diesel buses, providing cleaner air for wildlife, visitors, and employees and protecting the park’s ecosystem.
At Acadia National Park and other off-the-grid destinations, propane provides clean, reliable, and versatile power. Whether you’re enjoying the great outdoors, building a home, or running a business, you can count on propane for the energy you need.
Photos courtesy of Elena Bennett.