Monday, July 20, 2009

Acadia National Park

Yesterday we woke up to a perfect summer day. We scrambled to load up the minivan and head to the beach. We got to Popham only to find a parking disaster! The lot was full, every 'no-parking' spot was full, all private parking was full and there was even an ambulance trying to get through the mess! It was totally ruining our summer buzz. We pouted, turned around and headed back to Route 1 trying to figure out something else fun to do.

Every time we're up on Route 1 north of us, we always say to each other 'Acadia?? NAH, too far!' Well... yesterday we bit the bullet and at about 1 o'clock we headed up to Acadia! We got there about 4 o'clock after many stops ... one in Searsport which has the MOST delightful town park I've ever seen in Maine.

We did the Acadia park loop and drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain where we took a really nice, fairly quick hike. Then we drove down the mountain and enjoyed Sand Beach. It was getting late by then ... 7 o'clock! We picked up some road food and headed home after meandering through Seal Harbor and Bar Harbor.

We pulled in to our driveway at 11:30 last night. It was a stunning and incredible day. Bonus: Free admission this past weekend to the park! This will happen once more this summer: August 15-16. We had SO much fun and saw so many more things we wanted to do/see that we'll definitely be going back soon.


Stacia said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of your adventures, Liz. It looks like fun!

Jackie said...

What gorgeous views! My first thought though was that I was sure it was stunning in winter too. I can imagine snow on those evergreens!