An hour’s drive from Bar Harbor, on the far side of Frenchman Bay, the already-scenic Schoodic Peninsula is now even more inviting.
The emerald hue and gentle swoop of this charming span’s cables seem to imitate the color and contour of the surrounding landscape. Can you name this bridge and the town where it’s found?
Grab a seat under the big canopy maple, sip from the smart microbrew and wine list, and languidly toss a few balls on the bocce court.
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The park is a day hiker’s paradise with some 125 miles of trails, from shoreline strolls to rocky, exposed ridge routes. Here are a few of our favorites.
West of Somes Sound, MDI sees less traffic, so you can stroll the shops and cafés of downtown Southwest Harbor without feeling like part of the throng.
They’re not Maine’s highest mountains, but there’s something undeniably majestic about Acadia’s rounded and (mostly) bald-topped peaks.
“Early morning is the time to be in the park. All the senses are heightened in the quiet, delicate light; you hear birds singing from every direction, animals rustling in the woods, streams running. . . .”
In the summer, MDI has the world’s highest popover density. Here are a few favorite popover providers.
The relationship between the Wabanaki and Acadia is millennia-old, complex, and ongoing.
In 1883, an enterprising local named Francis H. Clergue built a narrow-gauge cog railway to the top of Cadillac Mountain — then called Green Mountain.