Acadia National Park Map
Acadia National Park - Eagle Lake

 

Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island, a bulbous stretch of land suspended off the mainland. Park Loop Road snakes all over the island; the summit is known as Cadillac Mountain.

 

 

An overlook on the way up to Cadillac Mountain. This is a view of Eagle Lake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the summit of Cadillac Mountain - a stone pathway leads you around.

 

The scenery is amazing...

 

 

 

 

 

Looking southward

 

One view is better than the next

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the strong winds and crowds of tourists, Cadillac Mountain is still a perfect place to clear your mind

 

 

 

 

 

Looking north toward Canada

 

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Acadia National Park - Cadillac Mountain Summit
Acadia National Park - Cadillac Mountain Summit
Acadia National Park - Cadillac Mountain Summit
Acadia National Park - Cadillac Mountain Summit

Acadia National Park

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Bar Harbor

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Portland - Hawk Mountain & Vicinity

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Bar Harbor
Shore Path in Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor

 

Foliage on the way to Hawk Mountain, about 45 minutes from Portland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drive along tree-lined country roads which take you half-way up the mountain...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Park your car and hike along a picturesque trail...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About 20 minutes later (yes that's all!) you arrive at this magnificent view... Oh how wonderful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same view, just landscape mode...
With scenery like this, it's hard to stop snapping pictures :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And turning a little to the right...you can see Sebago Lake in the distance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk further down the trail to an even more magnificent view. What a perfect Fall day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking down, you see a winding river

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from Naples, on beautiful Long Lake

 

Hawk Mountain

Portland - Casco Bay

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Hawk Mountain
Hawk Mountain
Hawk Mountain
Hawk Mountain
Hawk Mountain
Hawk Mountain
Hawk Mountain
Long Lake
Casco Bay in Portland, Maine

 

View from the Eastern Promenade which stretches along northeast Portland, and offers fantastic views of Casco Bay. Make yourself comfortable on one of the many park benches and take in the view...

 

Definitely my favorite place in Portland

 

 

 

 

 

Looking out, all you see are sailboats and islands (and this time of year - October - some foliage)

 

Casco Bay in Portland, Maine
Casco Bay in Portland, Maine

 

Panoramic view of the Promenade

 

Perched at the northeast tip of the United States, Maine is a state of fresh air, crystal-clear cobalt waters and deep pine forests populated by endless species of wildlife. Just one visit to this rugged land can renew your spirit and refresh your perspectives -- hence Maine's motto, "The way life should be". 

 

The photos below are of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Portland, all on the southeastern coastline.

 

View of Bar Harbor from Bar Island.

"The Bar" is a muddy stretch of land connecting Bar Harbor to Bar Island. Once on Bar Island, keep an eye on your watch - once the tide rolls in you'll be stranded!

 

 

 

 

The quaint town of Bar Harbor - crammed with every shop & store imaginable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bar Harbor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking a stroll along Shore Path, a pathway that ambles along the shoreline. 
This stretch is especially magical at sunset...

 

Maine Photos including Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park