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Memorial Day Weekend in Acadia National Park

A few friends and I spent the weekend in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park in Maine. I was blown away by the scenery and never thought something like that was so close to me here in New England.

If you haven’t been to Acadia National Park, make the trip. It doesn’t get the publicity some of the larger parks out west do, but it’s just as impressive.  One tip: if you go, drive the loop just after sunrise.  This way you’ll miss the crowds and have the park to yourself.

The single most impressive/mind blowing sunrise I’ve ever seen from the top of Cadillac Mountain -one of the first spots in America to see the sun rise each morning.

Acadia National Park
The sunsets weren’t half-bad either.  We enjoyed it from a 3-mast schooner.

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park


One disappointment – there aren’t many moose strolling around on the coast of Maine.. at least not at Acadia National Park. To make up for this sad fact we swung by the Maine Wildlife Park on the way home and finally, after 26 years of life, I finally saw one.