Monday, August 9, 2010

Acadia Adventure

Now we're back from Acadia National Park in Maine. We stayed at the Seawall Campground. This was our first time really camping in tents. I loved it. Here are a few pictorial highlights of the trip. I'll do some more thoughtful posts on our 2 weeks of summer travel over the next week.

The first full day we did our tough hike up Cadillac mountain on the North Ridge Trail. On the way up there was lots of time to stop to pick wild blueberries or identify trees like black spruce and Jack pine.

Occasionally I made the kids pose for pictures. They never like to do this!

We ate lunch at the top where a cold rain had started to fall. It was crowded with nonhikers who had driven up the mountain road. We quickly headed back down onto the less populated trails.

Day 2: Hiking the ocean side trails from sand beach to otter point.

Then we visited some beautiful formal gardens (Thuya and Asticou) right outside the park.

Finally, sunset lobster dinner at a local recommendation, Maine-ly Delights.

Day 3: biking and hiking on the park's carriage roads.

Overall, a terrific, energetic and beautiful trip. I'm planning the next visit in my head already!

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