October weekend: Acadia National Park, Maine

I had been itching to get to Acadia National Park in Maine. I decided that since I had a three-day weekend, I would make it happen!

Because this was a bit of a last minute decision, I ended up staying in a hotel about an hour from the park: the Comfort Inn in Belfast, Maine — a nice place and every room had a view of Penobscot Bay.

After checking into my room, I made a beeline for the park. I stopped at the Acadia visitor’s center for my park pass and map, and then started out on the Park Loop Road with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Bar Harbor.

Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park

Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park

I then made my way up Cadillac Mountain for some panoramic views. Cadillac Mountain, the highest point (1,528 ft.) on the east coast, is made of beautiful pink granite.

With the day winding down, I headed back to my hotel in Belfast.

The next morning, I got up early. It was chilly! Needed my long-sleeve shirt, a hoodie, and my heavy pea coat.

This time, I headed further down the Park Loop Road to Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Otter Cliff. Here I did a three-hour hike along the cliffs. Spectacular!

Hike to Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park, Maine

Hike to Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park, Maine

After that, I drove down towards Otter Cove and then on to Bubble Pond and Jordan Pond. And then because I had enjoyed yesterday’s trip up to Cadillac Mountain, I decided to do it again!

Bubble Pond, Acadia National Park

Bubble Pond, Acadia National Park

Unfortunately, time was of the essence. I had only just scratched the surface of the park, but it was time to go. Hope to return again soon!

One Comment on “October weekend: Acadia National Park, Maine

  1. Pingback: Rainy Day & Sequestration: Acadia National Park, Maine | The Journey Collector

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