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... over run with cars John D Rockerfella Jr. built 45 miles of winding carriage roads throughout the park connected by 17 bridges. As we could not get a horse & carriage ride we decided to walk along the charming roads to look at some of the lovely old stone bridges.
We took a picnic lunch on a walk around Jordon Pond, the trees were stunning in the afternoon sun! It has taken us ...
... into the park to catch the loop road.
We thought we would stop at the Jordan Pond House for some popovers and tea, BUT it was packed with tourists and the wait for a table was almost an hour. Since we had already had them on Saturday, we decided it wasn't worth the wait and came back to the camper early. The dogs were happy to see us as they have been left alone quite a bit!!
Tomorrow is another hiking day but nothing as strenuous as Sunday!! ...
... loop again on a sunny day. The best spot on today’s drive was the Thunder Hole. It is a small cave carved out of the coastline where the surf crashes in and makes a very loud thundering sound. There is a nice walkway from the parking area to the coast and plenty of railings to keep the lunatics from getting too close.
I had lunch at the Jordan Pond House. Now this is apparently a must just for their ...
... spent the summers there, building huge estates and mansions. That era of extravagance ended with a terrible fire in 1947 that raged for 10 days across the island, destroying many of these magnificent estates. It was thanks to the power, influences and money of these social elite, however, that the preservation of the island has been set in place. Much of the credit goes to the ahead of his time conservationist George Dorr, who in 1901, formed a corporation that ...
... one from the top was a thrilling experience!
From there, we went to Bar Harbor and checked in at the Central House, which has been welcoming guests since 1887! Delightfully comfortable and nicely updated, it was a good home base for our night without the "home"!
Once we were checked in, we took off for our first look at Acadia National Park, a beautiful, rugged national park.