Acadia National Park (06.08.2013 – 07.08.2013)

I spent the last 2 days visiting Acadia National Park, also called as Mount Desert Island, further in the north. The second most visited national park in the United States is an island, which is basically split into two parts, eastern and western side, by Somes Sound bay. Many of the attractions are found along Park Loop Road, a 20-mile, two-lane scenic route that winds through the eastern half oft he island, which is at the same time also the  more congestioned one.

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Sand Beach in the picture above is the only beach on the ocean side, nestled between rocky cliffs and mountains.

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Oceanview along Park Loop Road

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Park Loop Road can be quite busy sometimes, especially during summer season like the picture above demonstrates.

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Somes Sound bay (1)

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Somes Sound bay (2)

The next pictures have been taken in the western side of Mount Desert Island, along the coast, including Bass Harbor lighthouse on the cliffs.

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My last stage was again on the eastern side of Mount Desert Island on Mount Cadillac, not only the park’s highest peak, but it is also the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast north of Brazil.

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