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Acadia National Park

By Jun 30th 2010 2 Comments »

Hey All!

We’re here at Acadia National Park, arrived Monday night and have been stationed at Seawall Campground in the Southwest Harbor of Mount Desert Island.

Tuesday was our first day exploring the park.  We went for a 9-mile hike through the Carriage Roads and to the summit of Sargeant Mt.  The Carriage Roads cover 45-miles of man-made roads built by John D. Rockefeller Jr and crew., and weaves in and out of the entire park.  We were joined on the trails by numerous bikers, in fact we may have been the only foot travelers. Tip for future Acadia adventurers: bring your bike!

The park is seemingly endless, as it should, considering it spans over 30,000 acres, and is made up of mountains, lakes, woodlands and the Maine coast.  There are two main campgrounds located in the park, Blackwoods and Seawall, and it’s about a 45 minute drive between the two –  a free shuttle bus runs throughout the entire park, between both campgrounds, and Bar Harbor.

Right now we’re off to Cadillac Mountain and to explore the coast a bit more. Happy Wednesday and we’ll update soon!

 

 

2 Responses to "Acadia National Park"

  1. I love Acadia. I go each fall to hike and regenerate after a stress-filled summer. I fell in love watching the sun rise from the top of Cadillac Mountain on June 21st, Summer Solstice. It is the longest day of the year.

    Happy Trekking!!

  2. Ashley says:

    Hey Pat!
    As did we! Acadia is an amazing place to be and we can’t wait to go back!

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