The Acadia National Park

The park in Mount Desert Island of Maine can be summed up by a few words:

Majestic ~ Pristine ~ Spectacular

There are more adjective to describe this beautiful and well maintained park but I’ll leave some for the readers and little imagination for the people who have not visited it.

The hikes

If hiking is on your agenda, do buy their map ($5.24) which has all the trails the free map doesn’t. Our favorite hikes

  • The Great Head from the Sand Beach
  • The Otter Cliff ends at Otter Point
  • Ship Harbor Trail
  • Jordan Pond

The picnic spots 

  •  Cliff
  • Jordan Pond
  • Seawall

The sunrise and sunset

On Thursday, Sept 12, the sun came out in the late afternoon and we drove to the Cadillac Mountain to see the sunset. But it isn’t the best place because the parking lot will be in your view. We rushed down to the open field just below the mountain top and the view is great.

The following day, 9.13 Friday forecasted to be a gorgeous day. So we got up at crack of dawn. No, actually long before the sun rises and drove up to the Cadillac Mountain top. As we entered the park, soon two cars came behind us. And at the turn, we found three cars ahead of us. I was thinking, cool I didn’t have to feel lonely any more. Then quickly I saw people with blankets over them were walking toward the peak, my thought was, oh … hope we could find a Parking spot. When we got to the top, 40 minutes to the sun rise, the parking lot was full. We have to park at a smaller lot and walked back up. Later that morning we ran into a couple on the hiking trail: they got there at 2 am and parked behind the bathroom, reportedly, the view is unbeatable. Well, I’ll try it next time.

When we got up to tue Cadillac Mountain, we saw the cruise leaving and Margret Todd went for another sail.

Water sports 

Sand Beach is great for swimming but there is another small beach when you drive from the Otter Point

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