Monday, June 27, 2011

Rugged Beauty–Acadia National Park

We stayed at Acadia National park from Thursday, June 16th to Wednesday, June 22. We were camped at Seawall campground on what is known as the ‘quiet side’ of Mt. Desert Island – away from the Bar Harbor side. We drove around the Park Road Loop on Thursday afternoon to familiarize ourselves with the park, and to hit some of the highlights.We fell in love with the rugged coastline of Maine……


Every chance we would get, we would find some rocks by the ocean and sit…….


and listen to the waves…….and the bell buoys……


Everywhere was planted with beach roses……so beautiful!


And their scent perfumed the air……..


We tried to see most of the sights. This is the Bass harbor Lighthouse…..


And Thunder Hole – where, when the waves are just right, they shoot through the slot in the rocks and make a sound like thunder.


And Otter Point….though Acadia does not have sea otters, only the occasional river otter.


And Jordan Pond, a beautiful inland lake.


At the Jordon Pond House Restaurant, we sat out on the lawn and enjoyed the view while eating lobster stew (more like a soup or bisque) and their famous pop-overs.


Acadia Park is unique in that, intermixed with the park property, are private lands. We enjoyed sightseeing the small harbor towns, and we continued our sampling of the Maine specialties -  lobster and wild blueberries.   : )


Acadia National Park is one of the most beautiful parks that we have seen -  very accessible, with stunning views around every turn………

1 comment:

  1. Could not agree more, it has been years, but the memories of that great park are fresh and new. Thanks for the great photos.