Like many outdoorsy people, I enjoy a good hike. Personally I’m not big on overnight or treks that span multiple days. I much prefer the short and sweet trails that are perfect for filling up a sunny weekend afternoon. Exploring trails around the United States is a great way to decide where to travel. Or […]
Acadia National Park
Established in 1916, Acadia National Park was the first US national park on the east coast. It is located in Maine and visited by more than 3 million people each year.
Acadia National Park includes over 49,000 acres of gorgeous beaches, cliffs, forest, gardens, and other outdoor scenery. It is home to Cadillac Mountain, the first place to see the sun rise on the east coast in the Fall and Winter.
Acadia offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as bird watching, camping, carriage rides, hiking, rock climbing, and swimming.
One of my favorite activities at Acadia is enjoying a picnic lunch on the cliffs at Little Hunter's Beach. Little Hunter's Beach is somewhat hidden and not well marked, which means it's usually quiet and almost never crowded.
If you are looking for tips on visiting Acadia National Park, check out my posts about this beautiful US national park in Maine.
Acadia National Park in Maine is my favorite national park in the US. It’s the first place I traveled to, when I was just a few months old. My summer and school vacations were often spent on Mount Desert Island, visiting family in nearby Bar Harbor and enjoying Acadia National Park. That’s nearly 40 years […]
Bar Harbor, Maine is one of the most popular vacation destinations in New England. And it’s easy to see why: from the rocky shoreline to the simple way of life, Bar Harbor is just downright charming. My grandmother grew up in the area, so I was fortunate to be able to visit this beautiful outdoorsy […]
After years of studying (and probably a little partying) the time has come to walk across the stage to receive your diploma. What’s next? Whether it’s a job or advanced studies, be sure to take advantage of some time off to explore this beautiful world. Sure, you could do the typical European or Southeast Asia […]
Heading to the Bar Harbor, home of Acadia National Park? I’ve gathered the best places to lay your head at night, from budget (under $100/night) to luxury (where money is no object). Check out my list of 15 adorable Bar Harbor hotels and inns. Budget Lodging in Bar Harbor On a budget? Check out these […]