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... Park Loop Road & had wonderful views all around the park & from the top of Cadilac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic seaboard. Acadia NP is located on Mount Desert Island that includes lakes & forest in addition to the shoreline & mountain all donated by private monied families wishing to preserve its natural beauty.
In 1913, alarmed that the park ...
... we thought we would see.
We went on down to see Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, located on non-other than Bass Harbor! It was really a beautiful harbor and is at the southern most tip of Mount Desert Island.
Went on over to Seawall to enjoy our picnic. WE got a wonderful spot over looking the water!! A seagull even came over and kept me company while sitting and relaxing on the rocks.
The drive took us over to Northeast Harbor ...
... the fuss over the popovers. I prefer a nice biscuit but they aren’t famous for biscuits. The first popover I had today was a little burnt but the second one was better. They are best eaten quickly before they cool too much and become hard. They are served with butter and strawberry preserves. I also had the house blend tea and it was pretty good! It is nice to sit and relax after a morning of walking.
Caught the ...
... and other facilities were very basic, staying with local farmers and fisherman in their simple cottages, and became known as "The Rusticators" by locals. By 1880 there were already 30 hotels competing for the tourists dollar. The huge houses the wealthier tourists eventually built inspired a new style, known as Cape Cod. I tried to get some photos but once again it was a bit hard when the bus was moving so fast. The Arcadia National Park is to be found on a small ...
... into the trip and on some back road with nary a sign of life, we realized (thanks to some spotty smart phone coverage) that there is not a town until we hit the Canadian border. U-turn. Plan B, we take the longer coast road, but at least that way there will be some coastal towns along the way. Yeah...turns out that each town has one lodging establishment and Ma and Pa Kettle who run it, have long since hit the hay. Okay...plan C...we cut back over to the deserted, ...