Experience Acadia like never before
It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful spot in the world than the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia. On a Down East Adventure a few years ago I was lucky enough to see the sunrise from this summit. It’s nothing short of a spiritual experience — watching those first rays of light hit the horizon, an expanse of ocean dotted with picturesque islands. Whenever I stand on those rocks and look out at this cherished National Park, I feel so incredibly lucky to be there. This cruise offers a really unique opportunity to see Acadia from the perspective of an historic schooner, but you also get a greatest hits tour of this treasured park, including a trip to the summit of Cadillac Mountain. — Kathleen Fleury, editor in chief
Join us for this year’s Acadia Sailing Excursion, August 20–25. Sail the coast of Maine aboard the fully restored 1920s racing schooner Ladona and experience Acadia National Park like never before, from land and sea. Enjoy classic Maine food and drink such as a lobster bake, popovers at the Asticou Inn, and an exclusive farm-to-table dinner at the Red Sky restaurant. Take a break from the water to explore historic Bar Harbor, plus take a bus tour of Acadia including stops at Thunder Hole and Cadillac Mountain. This all-inclusive, 6-day, 5-night trip leaves from and returns to Rockland.