Scenes from Acadia

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  • The Bass Harbor Light
  • Visitors explore a stone bridge on the carriage trails.
  • The view from Cadillac Mountain.
  • John D. Rockefeller, Jr., financed Acadia's extensive network of carriage trails.
  • Man's best friend is welcome on many of the local hiking trails.
  • Swimmers wade into the peaceful water of Echo Lake. Shallow water and a sandy bottom near the shore make this a popular swimming hole for young families.
  • A child takes a break from the sun at Sand Beach.
  • Kayakers put paddle to water in Long Pond.
  • The view from atop the Precipice on Champlain Mountain. The Precipice Trail is one of the most challenging hiking trails in Acadia.
  • A view of the bubbles across Jordan Pond.
  • A plume of spray shoots into the air at Thunder Hole, one of Acadia National Park's most popular attractions. Thunder Hole is a large, partly submerged crevice with vertical granite walls. Insider's tip: Visit at mid-tide when the water is rising.
  • A bee feeds on lupine pollen. Lupines are common in Maine, covering entire fields and banks come June.


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