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Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park, Maine

Thunder Hole

To find Acadia’s purest wilderness, just look up to behold the largest expanse of naturally dark sky east of the Mississippi.

Acadia Gardens

Garden Splendor

Gardening and landscaping have always been big among the MDI gentry, and the island today is speckled with serene spots to enjoy the fruits of their leisure.

Acadia Poster

Prints Charming

Legions of contemporary printmakers draw inspiration from the retro vibe of the 1930s Works Progress Administration posters promoting national parks and public lands.

Monument Cove

Monument Cove

It took centuries of storm waves to hew Monument Cove’s namesake pillar from the rugged granite cliffs. Still, the improbable-looking monument is “quite ephemeral.”

Acadia, The Bowl

The Bowl

There’s something oh-so-inviting about a mountain pond, and few in Acadia are more picturesque than the little spring-fed kettle pond known as The Bowl.

Islesford Dock

The Islesford Dock

Suspended on pilings over the waters of Hadlock Cove, the seasonal Islesford Dock Restaurant counts MDI summer resident Martha Stewart among its fans.

Acadia-Lighthouses

Guiding Lights

Acadia puts an extra rugged spin on the iconic Maine postcard view of the lit tower standing stoically against the shore. Throw your lighthouse expectations out the window: those in and near the park are all a bit quirky in location and/or design.