Saturday, July 4, 2009

More Acadia

These are some more pictures of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. Again, I apologize that these photos are not my own; the weather today was not conducive to photography, but I really wanted to share my Acadia with you. As I said in the previous blog, I purchased the pictures and will give credit to the photographer in each case. The picture above is of Bass Harbor Head light which has been active since it was built in 1858. One of four lighthouses in the area, it is the only one actually on Mount Desert Island and easily accessible.
Acadia boasts an extensive 50-mile carriage road system. Gate houses were built where the carriage roads meet the auto road to control access. This is Brown Mountain Gatehouse in Northeast Harbor. Photographer, Jeff Gnass.

There are 17 stone bridges along the 50-mile carriage road system. This one was the first, built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in the early 20th century. It is the only one built entirely of cobblestones. Photographer- Robert Thayer.

This is Jordon Pond which was created by glaciers. During the last ice age, glaciers scoured deep valleys and rounded the island's granite mountains. The melting ice filled many valleys with water which is why Acadia has many lakes.
Photographer, Gary Randall/Unicorn.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So pretty!