Saturday, July 4, 2009

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is my absolutely favorite place in the whole state of Maine. I try to get there at least once each summer, and have done that 13 out of the last 15 years. These are some pictures I wanted to share. Unfortunately on Independence Day, 2009, the sky was overcast, and the top of Cadillac Mountain was in the clouds, so there was no visibility. Then we had a major thunder shower, so I didn't get to take pictures myself. But I was able to acquire these and will share them, giving credit to the photographer in each case. This first one above is of Sand Beach which is the only sandy beach in the park. Most of the coast in the park is rocky. The photographer was Robert Thayer.
The picture above is the view from the top of Cadillac Mountain, looking down on the town of Bar Harbor, Porcupine Island, and Frenchman's Bay. The photographer for this was also Robert Thayer.

The above picture did not come out as reddish as the original; Cadillac mountain is the first place in the United States to receive the sun's rays each day, and at sunrise the naturally pinkish rocks turn red-orange! Another Robert Thayer Photo.

This is another picture at sunrise, but again, when I scanned it, the photo didn't keep the red-orange glow of the original. Photo by Tim Fitzharris.
The website where more of these photos can be seen is
I apologize that these are not my original work; I had to purchase them. I just wanted to be sure to share the beauty of Acadia with all of you. Usually I like to go to the top of Cadillac Mountain and just sit and enjoy the breath-taking panorama. It's truly a spiritual experience.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! I never heard of this park. Hope to see it someday!