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Acadia National Park

In the middle of August, I went up to Acadia National Park in Maine with my friend Mario – we met up with my friend Karen and her friends Eric, Lindsay and Justin. Mario and I left on our 12-hour journey on Thursday, and once we got up there the first thing we did was set up camp and get one of these babies going:



The next morning, since Justin and Lindsay hadn’t arrived yet, Mario, Karen, Eric and I went on a hike and explored Mount Acadia.



At the top of Mount Acadia!

All over the area (Bar Harbor, Maine), wild blueberries were growing – SO delicious!



The next day, after Lindsay and Justin showed up, we drove part of the way up Cadillac Mountain (it was more than double the height of Mount Acadia and the 4 of us were sore from the previous day’s hike) – then we went to one of 4 sand beaches in the state, and then hiked along the coast which changed from sand beach to rock beach to crazy rock climbing pretty quickly!



In the afternoon, we went into downtown Bar Harbor and waited for low tide – the water level drops enough that you can walk across the center of the harbor! There were so many sea creatures to play with and once we crossed the harbor, there was a small climb up to overlook the harbor from the other side.

The next day was cloudy and rainy, so we went into Bar Harbor for breakfast and an art show that was going on, and to look for gifts to bring home. There were some GORGEOUS nature and boat-themed watercolors, but slightly out of my price range.  At this point we parted ways with Lindsay and Justin who were staying in the park for another couple days. We drove a couple hours south to Augusta and met up with Karen’s cousin who owns 50 acres of land around a lake, and a sweet little greenhouse/plant shop. He had an awesome cabin that he put us up in overnight, and he took us out to dinner as well. The next day we drove the 12 hours back and though it was sucky to leave, after 12 hours I was ready to get out of the car and get home!

I’d love to make this a yearly trip – words cant explain how beautiful Maine is!


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This entry was posted on November 10, 2011 by in 101 in 1001, Growing, Travel and tagged , , , , , .

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