Acadia National Park was one of my must-see destinations on our road trip! My dad went last fall, and brought home some really beautiful photos and I knew I had to go! When we got there we stopped in at the Visitor’s Center. I was a little disappointed because my dad had done the Precipice Hike in October and I wanted to do that hike so badly, but unfortunately it was closed for peregrine falcon nesting. I was a little heart-broken, but that’s what I get for not really researching the the park. We decided to drive through part of the loop and stop at the Seal Harbor to walk on the ocean before going to setup our campsite.
Our first view of the ocean
We stayed at the Blackwoods Campgound in Acadia. It was a really nice campsite with running water and bathrooms. It was really quiet and each campsite had its own picnic table it was really nice! Also, the campsites here are incredibly affordable! That’s cheaper than some KOAs I’ve been to- only $20 a night!
Our beautiful campsite in Acadia
After setting up camp the first night we did a hike (which there will be a post on in the next day or two) and then we went into Bar Harbor for dinner. The next day we saw the ocean a few separate times. The first time was an amazing view of Sand Beach from the Beehive hike.
The ocean from the Beehive Hike
Later that afternoon we went to the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and Bass Harbor. I have seen really cool pictures of this lighthouse from the rocks below and Zach and I somehow missed the hike down to that so we weren’t all that impressed by the lighthouse because it’s really small, and really not all that beautiful. There is a trail to go down to the rocks, but we didn’t walk down there. (Honestly, we completely missed it… Apparently, I’m not always very observant.)
Bass Harbor Head
One the way back to our campsite we drove through Southwest Harbor, and it seemed especially beautiful. I don’t know if it’s because the blue sky spotted with clouds was mirrored by the blue ocean with white boats and buildings, but it was truly stunning!
Our last night we had dinner and ice cream in Bar Harbor and got back to Acadia around sunset. We went to the Thunder Hole, but the tide wasn’t high enough to really get the loud boom from the cove. However, the waves were still beautiful and we enjoyed the sunset there that night.
The view from the Thunder Hole lookout at sunset
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