acadia national park.

i am convinced acadia national park in maine is probably gorgeous all year long - but i am so happy we were able to see it in autumn given the amount of trees with changing leaves and the unpredictable weather.
we got a rainy, misty, foggy romantic day and a sunny, shiny, lovely bright day.

acadia is on mount desert island on the coast of maine, has the tallest "mountain" (cadillac mountain) on the atlantic seaboard and has the most beautiful jagged cliffs and trees for days. even the two of us, having grown up in the land of national parks (utah/wyoming/idaho/california area) - we were highly impressed with acadia. such a gem. such a unique part of the east coast and the united states.

some highlights:
mount desert island is tiny - so we got places quickly.
we ate at the jordan pound house (the only place to eat in the park) for lunch and it was so quaint and they had tea + popovers - popovers are like hollow bread/roll/muffin things. really fun and yummy.
we loved all the stops throughout the park - schooner head trail, otter cliff.
the hike around jordan pond, 3+ miles is so gorgeous, part of which is elevated on a narrow boardwalk. but the hike itself isn't hard just beautiful.
we were lucky with great weather (not cold).
i loved all the buoys in the water and being on the coast.

we want to go back. many times.


kELLO! said...

i feel refreshed just looking at those pictures.
and your hair looks so long!

Linda M. said...

Stunningly beautiful! And the scenery is nice, too.

shayna said...

Those jumping pictures made me laugh.

The Proctor Group said...

Seriously, so so so beautiful! I need to go there some day.

Emily said...

Those jumping pictures are too good! :)

laden backpack said...

All my life I have wanted to go there. Ur pics were a vicarious trip. They were stunning. Thanks

Lauren said...

those fall colors are gorgeous - what a lovely memory!

Peggy said...

Oh, now I see why everyone talks about going to Maine--unbelievable! Eye popping, WOW! I laughed with delight to see the two X persons at the arch; you two are so fun.
P.S. humidity makes awesome hair.