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Journeys Through America is a nonprofit organization providing educational material for all school-aged children across the country. The program will form partnerships with local school districts to provide children with a new, interactive, educational experience integrating the history of America and its National Parks. Journeys Through America's goal is to foster a fun and adventurous learning environment that will promote altruistic growth within our children and our greater community.

Acadia National Park: My Take on The Park

By Jul 3rd 2010 No Comments »

All in all, I think it’s easy to say that Acadia National Park is a truly magical place. I’m not sure of any other place that you can hike the tallest peak on the North Atlantic seaboard and then go for a swim in the ocean a short drive later, or be the first to watch the sunrise in the U.S.

As I said earlier this was my first visit to Acadia. That was a lie, it was actually my second. Mom & Dad were quick to correct me that I went when I was little. I have no recollection though, so in my mind it doesn’t count. Nonetheless, I plan on coming back. Ideally in the fall, as I can only imagine that every inch of Acadia National Park would be covered in the the red, yellow and orange hues of the changing seasons. I found this quote while doing some research on the park during the fall foliage season, “you like fall foliage, Yankee style? Acadia deals a royal flush almost every time.” I don’t know about you all, but I love fall foliage…Yankee style.

It’s roughly a 6-hour drive from Boston, so for all you urbanites looking for a break from the pavement, and for anyone else for that matter, we highly recommend this getaway. The drive there was even quite interesting. I highly recommend taking Route 1 through Kittery, Bath and beyond  for anyone not in a rush.  You’ll be treated to quaint little seaside towns, hundreds of lobster shacks decorated with buoys and the occasional abandoned barn and house that sends chills right up your spine.

Anyways, in summary, go. It’s worth it. It’s worth the seemingly-endless drive. It’s worth every penny you spend (which is minimal might I add!). Because at the end of the day when you’re sitting on top of a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, salt water and fresh pine overwhelmingly strong in your nose, you’ll realize that there’s no place you’d rather be.

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