I always think islands are ideal for getting away from it all. Off the coast of Maine, in the eastern United States is a group of islands which make up the Acadia National Park. The largest of these islands, Mount Desert Island, has always been my idea of a perfect escape. Mount Desert Island doesn’t have warm Caribbean waters or fancy all-inclusive resorts, but its untamed beauty, uninterrupted vistas, and glacier carved valleys grant me a sense of seclusion. The rocky terrain and sparse vegetation are quintessential rustic backdrops to hiking, fishing, and boating. Constant views of tall standing pines, sloping coastal hills, and the clear waters of the Atlantic are all I need to forget residual stresses and everyday worries. After trekking up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain and gaining a view of the peaceful shoreline, I can easily understand living on this island. Although the island is inhabited all year and gets constant visitors during peak vacation seasons, somehow Acadia National Park maintains a sense of serenity and rugged beauty.
nice collection 🙂
Ironically, I am planning a trip to Acadia in the very near future. Love your captures here, any pointers on the best time to head up there to get some great seascapes and possibly some whales? Keep up the awesome imagery, great blog!
Thanks for the kind words. Acadia is especially beautiful during April and May as well as the early fall months, and the conventional wisdom of sunrise/sunset will offer excellent pictures. Cadillac Mountain is a fantastic spot for photos while the Beehive trail makes for a challenging, but worthy hike. Cheers.
Memories of a trip where I took the ferry from Nova Scotia to Bar Harbor… . I managed a quick look at Acadia. Sadly I was on a tight schedule to see the folks in Boston. Would have loved to explore more of what you picture here.
I can’t believe all the colors in your pebbles. I often go agate hunting on the beaches here, but rarely see that much color in one spot. Beautiful capture!
Yes. It’s quite a beautiful place and I hope that you’ll have a chance to spend more time there in future. Though I love the solitude of Acadia, I love the charming town of Bar Harbor as well. As for the pebbles, I was lucky to happen upon such a colorful rock collection. Thanks for your kind words. Cheers.
I love it there. Your pictures capture it well. It’s so scenic and love the camping and hiking!
Thanks for the kind words. The scenery of Acadia makes for beautiful photos. Looks like you enjoy New England as much as I do. Thanks for visiting. Cheers.
I really like that pebble picture, I have spent a lot of time trying to capture one just like it!
Thanks. I was lucky that there was a lot of different kinds of colorful rocks on the beach. I wouldn’t have been able to compose such a photo without nature’s helping hand. Thanks. Cheers.
This makes me want to go and visit Maine and experience the beauty you so beautifully described here.
Maine really is a quite a treasure. I hope you’ll make to Acadia when you go. Thanks for your kind words and for visiting. Cheers.