Monday, August 23, 2010

Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor in heavy fog.
We spent a day touring Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park on Monday, August 16th. The summer tourist season is still in full swing and crowds at the park were thick -- both on the roads and at the individual sites.  It was a very warm day -- good for tanning (or burning as I do) but the air was cool.

Houses are really different in the north. Very ornate and very little brick. 

Bar Harbor is a typical tourist shoppers delight. 
It is possible that I'll only see statue moose. Bummer.


Still more lobster pounds. Just like we saw in the Maritime Provinces of Canada.
Picturesque homes along the shore
We saw this family of deer just outside the city of Bar Harbor in a residential area.

Mamma and two young deer.

From Bar Harbor, we entered Acadia National Park and took the loop that goes around the park and up to the highest point, Cadillac Mountain.

Cadillac Mountain is Granite

Atop Cadillac Mountain

We were careful to avoid stepping on any living plant.
We came down from Cadillac Mountain and completed the loop around Acadia National Park. The rocky shoreline was beautiful.

Hiding in the granite

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