Acadia National Park

I feel like visiting Acadia National Park. It is one of many parks that is overseen by the United States National Park Service. The picture of the Granite Bridge seen here is one of the bridges built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the park. Acadia National Park is the first national park east of the Mississippi River. Come with me for a quick look.


Acadia National Park is made up of a cluster of islands just off the coast of Maine. There are forests of deciduous trees and coniferous forests. Rocky shores at the Atlantic Ocean rise up to Cadillac Mountain. It is the tallest mountain on the eastern United States coast. Even though it surrounded by the ocean, you can find plenty of fresh water areas, estuaries, and intertidal areas. There are more than 47,000 acres to explore. This will be fun.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr., built about 45 miles of broken stone roads for horse drawn carriages. These trails are used today for hiking and biking. Along this road system are 17 stone-faced bridges. They cross streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and other roads. Each bridge is unique.

For hikers, there are more than 120 miles of trails. Many of them were built by local village improvement societies. A lot of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.

Perhaps you would like to see the fall colors. Come to Acadia. If you like spring better and like to see the blossoms on the trees, this is the place.

Birders can spot birds all year round. Each season has a different selection. Hawks, falcons, kestrel, a huge variety of ducks, and songbirds are just a sampling.

There are more than 40 species of mammals In Acadia National Park. A few you might see are squirrels, moose, beaver, deer, chipmunk, bobcats, muskrats, fox, coyote, and black bear. Make sure you take your camera.

The park is open year round but tours and some services are seasonal. You might want to check about your activities before planning a trip. Camp sites are available or more "comfortable" lodging is close. There are a few links below if you would like to check it out for yourself.

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Acadia National Park
2011 Beaver Log
Park Information

Comments

  1. Been there before. What a liovely place.

    Mike

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  2. Thanks for the comment, Mike. I've seen it in the distance but never made it to the park. It's on my bucket list.

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  3. An area i have on my list to revisit.

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  4. An area i have on my list to revisit.

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  5. Just to get out there and wander around would make me happy. Thanks for stopping by.

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