Acadia National Park, Maine - A Nature Lover's Dream
Acadia National Park is one of the United States most treasured parks. Over 60 years ago, John D. Rockefeller donated 11,000 acres to this national park, including a road system that he designed, financed, and built. Today, you can take a picturesque drive you up to where you can hike and walk, bike, or just simply watch the sunrise. If you are interested in seeing remarkable landscapes and diverse wildlife, have Jess create a custom travel itinerary for your adventure to Acadia National Park.
Thunder Hole is one of the natural wonders of Maine that many come to see from far and wide. Judging from the name, you would think that maybe this is a spot you can hear the distant thunder of a real storm, but no. It is a coastal rock with a cavern inside which creates a thunderous rumble – there is nothing else like it. The waves slapping against the rock and the air coming up from the cavern help make this awe-inspiring noise. Depending on the weather when you go, the waves can get pretty hectic. Plan accordingly – you could end up getting very wet if you go on a stormier day! This is a must-see at Acadia.
Cadillac Mountain is the highest point across the east coast of the United States, and it can be found right in Acadia National Park. This mountain is also the first place that you are able to observe sunrise in the United States from the first week of October to the first week of March. Cadillac presents splendid views from the top of its South Ridge Trail Loop. This hiking trail has a beautiful waterfall and is perfect for those looking for a moderate-level hiking experience. Another plus to this trail is that you can take your dogs with you – as long as you can commit to keeping them on a leash! Is Cadillac Mountain not your speed? Don’t worry, there are more than 130 miles of hiking trails to choose from and 45 miles of road to travel by bike.
Jordan Pond House
This pond house is a shop and restaurant within Acadia National Park, where visitors often gather for afternoon tea on the gorgeous lawn by the Jordan Pond itself. The restaurant is known for its popovers, which are rolls that are often served with tea. If you come in looking for more than a light bready snack, they have a variety of sandwiches, seafood dishes, and appetizers. They also offer many different dessert dishes that customers rave about. Once you are done with your delicious meal, you can relax on the Jordan Pond. Additionally, kayaking and canoeing on this pond can be an entertaining pastime!
Acadia National Park offers camping, hiking, biking, and breathtaking views. If you love the nature and the outdoors, this is the vacation for you. Take your family or go on a solo journey! The possibilities are endless when you visit this national park. Don’t forget to contact a personal travel planner, like Jess, to help craft your perfect trip.