Our Favorite Letter

Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Down East Magazine, Maine

Where in Maine?
October 2015

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from October.


Your Where in Maine? challenge in the October issue is the well-loved Cadillac Mountain. I’ve been many times, as have millions of others. My first experience on this peak with amazing views was as a student at UMaine. My children have been several times, as Acadia is one of my favorite places. I even considered “Acadia” as a name for a daughter. My last time, however, was slightly unpleasant. The weather was cold and cloudy. That was fine with me — it’s a mountain, after all. But the teenagers were in their own state of gloom. They said, “Can we stay in the car?” Perhaps they would have preferred another kind of Cadillac? And perhaps they will discover what they were missing a few years from now.

Dawn Bonnevie
Sebago, Maine

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