a spring visit, Acadia National Park

denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grinsNorth Andover, MAPosts: 12,056Super Moderators moderator
edited May 28, 2018 in Journeys

A number of years back I started visiting Acadia National Park twice a year. My target dates are spring and fall - before and after the heavy summer visitor population. This year's spring visit was just two weeks ago. I started with an overnight visit with a friend in Yarmouth, Maine before heading to Downeast Maine.

I started my visit in the Schoodic section of the park, https://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/schoodic.htm. As I got closer to the tip of the peninsula the blue of the sky disappeared, replaced by a bit of fog.

1 :: warning sign

2 :: trees, reflected

3 :: rocks and twisted trees, at the tip of the peninsula

4 :: diabase dike

5 :: rocks and water

6 :: heading north along the edge of the peninsula

The ocean creates songs in areas of round rocks. There are wonderful sounds as the rocks roll in reaction to the waves.

7 :: round rocks

As I was driving from Schoodic to Mount Desert Island the sky changed.

8 :: across from the park information stop, crossing to the island

I had 2+ days to wander in the part of the park on Mount Desert Island

9 :: along Park Loop Road, looking inland

10 :: early spring green

11 :: rushing water, at the edge of Sand Beach

12 :: looking back to Sand Beach

13 :: rocky coast

14 :: Jordan Pond

15 :: rocks and trees

16 :: in the woods (Compass Harbor trail)

17 :: jagged and round rocks

If you're interested in wandering through more of the photos from this trip you can find them at https://www.denisegoldberg.com/Travel/Acadia-May-2018.


  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,082Administrators moderator

    Glad you can get back there so often, Denise. I've only visited the park once, for a Dgrin/Smugmug Shootout in 2009, and have always wanted to go back - but like you - not during the heavy tourist season! Great photos as always. Looks like you had favorable weather.

    My Smugmug
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,056Super Moderators moderator

    @David_S85 said:
    Glad you can get back there so often, Denise...

    Thanks David!

    I feel lucky that Acadia is a very reasonable drive from home, about 4 1/2 hours. I know I wouldn't be happy with the crowds there in the summer; heading up early in the spring and sort of late in the fall works well for me. One of these years I'll try to get there in the winter.

Sign In or Register to comment.