We have been experiencing a lovely early spring here in Maine. The crocuses are just starting to pop out. The day time temperatures are rising, making it so much fun to be outside.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK ~ about 1.5 hours from Victorian by the Sea B & B
Deciding what to do in a day in the Park can be overwhelming, so what should you do to get the most from your day? Guided tours begin in May. The tours take about 2.5 hours and can be a great way to get your bearings. Early season is a great time to visit the park. Bicycling on the carriage roads this time of year can be wonderful; the roads are not nearly as crowded as in July and August. The carriage roads wind all through the park and there is a wonderful carriage road map. Hiking trails are everywhere in the park and very well marked. My favorite hike is the Jordan Pond Shore Trail. The hiking trail map shows it to be 3.2 mile moderate trail loop. Lastly you can enjoy much of the park driving the Park Loop Road and stopping at well marked parking areas to explore and move on to the next place.
An interesting way to start your day for the early riser would be to experience the sunrise from the summit of Cadillac Mountain. At 1,532 feet, Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard and the first place we see sunrise in the US. Before the sun rises is one of the most beautiful times. Bring a blanket and thermos of coffee, and then find a rock to lean into and enjoy the dawn. And if you miss sunrise, sunset is a close second from the mountain top.
I plan to kayak at the park this year. It’s one thing I haven’t experienced at the park yet. I hear the wildlife and peacefulness of the waterways is beyond measure. Maybe I will see you out on a paddle or hike this spring.
|Deb moved to Maine in 2014 from Ohio. She is pursuing her dream of creating art full time while enjoying many outdoor adventures. Her favorites are kayaking, hiking and sailing; and Maine offers all three in abundance.|