LIve in Ohio, been south, been west, but absolutely in love with Acadia National Park. Can't say enough about the beauty and natural options (biking,hiking,walking). You can spend a week exploring the park. Let's start with Sand Beach, the entertainment there is watching all the new arrivals with small kids who want to run into the ocean (Like it's Myrtle Beach, or Florida) Running into the surf except when their feet hit the 54 degree water and they screech to a halt and scream "it's cold" and their parents assure them its not until they get ankle deep and stop. You can count the number of people up to their necks in the water on one hand! But it's a beach so it's ok. especially on a sunny warm day.
The ride up or down Cadillac Mountain is no Pikes Peak but it's beautiful because it overlooks the harbor. The rest of the roads are a joy to drive, We did not bicycle this time because (see below)
Let's just say we (the wife and I) have gained a few pounds since high school, and lets just say we graduated in the early seventies. Lets just say our bikes have been on the hook in the garage for a while. Ok, we are not in bad shape, but the most vertical climbing we do is up one flight of steps out of the basement with laundry. So we get the hiking guide and do the Jordon Pond Loop (absolutely the prettiest pond on earth) So we can do the four miles. Loved it so much we went back two days later and god only knows what prompted us to decide to climb up the summit of North Bubble Rock. Not the easy route to the right or left but the "Moderate" central route from the far end of Jordon Pond. We follow the "blue painted trail marks" up 600 vertical feet and find ourselves confronted with a crevice we need to climb up through. (Someone needs to post a sign at the bottom explaining the 32 inch waist restriction because there was no way she or I were going to get through that crevice the size of one of my thighs) So we now need to walk down the sheer face we just climbed up. Oh, she was ok looking up but is afraid of heights climbing down. So I had to promise "never again" and "a fancy restaurant" and "gift shopping".
The pictures and stories we brought back are priceless and we are going back. The lobsters and blueberry wheat ale beckon our return. Enjoy!
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