Acadia National Park: Bar Harbor, Maine

When planning our road trip, a huge draw in Maine was being able to visit Acadia National Park because every photo we saw of this place was absolutely gorgeous.  Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! We were only in Maine for a brief stay, so we were only able to enjoy a small snippet of the beauties and wonders to behold in Acadia.  As our time was so limited, we opted for the 27 mile scenic drive on the Park Loop Road as we would be able to see the highlights of Acadia in a short amount of time.  One great thing about the drive is that you can pull over at many points to get that scenic shot, or just take in the beauty around you.  There are also several parking lots at the bigger destinations, so you can get out and take a stroll.  We were able to see the following spots during our drive: Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, Jordan Pond, and Cadillac Mountain.  We also were able to watch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain, but more on that later in this post.  Right now, here are some pictures that are just a glimpse of the beauty waiting for you in Acadia!

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We also woke up early to watch the Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain.  We were so excited for this because during the Summer, Cadillac Mountain is the 1st place in the United States where you can see the sun rise.  Well, we joined probably 500 other tourists in the wee hours of the morning to watch the sunrise.  If you aren’t much of a hiker, never fear!  You can drive up/ park near Cadillac Mountain and just take a short walk to get there.  I will say, we woke up later than planned, and the sun was already rising once we arrived and it was difficult to find a place to park.  So if you plan on going, plan accordingly.  Give yourself time to get up to Cadillac Mountain and time to park!

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The sunrise was absolutely breathtaking!  It was definitely worth the early morning wake up call!

 

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