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Acadia Rocks! Literally!

Day 8 -we hiked our legs off and found another lighthouse in the process

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Today we spent the day at Acadia National Park. We came in the Hulls entrance and stopped in at the Visitor Center for info, bathrooms and a map. We decided to go directly to Jordan's Pond as we were there early and we knew that parking was at a premium there. Soooo glad we went there first! We did score a parking space, but saw that the lots were totally full when we left and the rangers were turning folks away. What a beautiful walk around Jordan Pond. Reflections, woods, plank paths and just peaceful . Sit back and enjoy the pic show. These pics were all taken as we entered the park and walked along the perimeter of the Pond. This was for sure my favorite part of the Park…I know I haven’t seen Cadillac Mtn yet-that happens tomorrow at 10am.


Then we circled back around to the Loop Road and went through the area of Sand Beach to Otter Cove. This is by far the busiest part of the park. This part of the Loop Road is one way traffic, two lanes but parking is along the right side. We weren't sure if we would find a spot or not, but my husband squeezed us in, missing cars and boulders. He is amazing! We got out and walked the shore path. We did stop at Thunder Hole but it was still a couple of hours before high tide and the people were already lined up. We took our pics and decided to keep walking. We did not see any otters but we did see some beautiful coastline.


we really wanted to see Bass Harbor Light and it was a 20 mile trip up and down through the park before we got there. There was a line to wait in for parking but it went pretty fast and we got our parking spot. We walked down to the lighthouse first and then went down the other trail there to a beautiful rocky coast. Wynn went down the rocks with the camera to get a view of the lighthouse from this angle. Kudos to him…I was too afraid to work my way down the Cliff.


We finished up driving along the top of the park and saw some pretty scenery along the way.


then it was time to head back to the White Birches for a quick nap and then off to dinner at Helen's. We are keeping up with the Brown's score so they better get moving! Wynn has been wearing his Brown's long sleeve tee and I had on my C-Town Indians tee and we get lots of comments! Have found many Ohioans along the trip.


So goodnight for now. Tomorrow we have a long drive to N Conway, NH and we will leave Maine behind us. Wish we had longer to spend here. This trip has just been a tease, whetting our appetites for coming back…who knows?

Posted by brendagerber07 20:46 Archived in USA

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Between the fall colors and all the lighthouses, you're living the newlywed dream! So glad you're enjoying every minute! :)

by Rent-a-daughter Constance

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