Maine Memorial Day

Up the coast and back to Acadia

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

On the trip up to Acadia we took the scenic route and made the right decision to take a detour to Pemaquid Point.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

  1. Lighthouse view with tidal pools

Our timing was nice with low tide revealing tidal pools full of interesting things to look at.

  1. Tidal pools with crashing waves

Camden, ME

Once we made it to Camden where we'd stay for the night we took a nice stroll around town

The Norumbega Inn

  1. Beautiful garden seating

The harbor offers nice views with mountains we'd be hiking the next day.

  1. Camden harbor

There's a nice little waterfall running right through Camden into the harbor too. This shot turned out pretty good for being a handheld long exposure!

Camden waterfall

The next morning we hiked the Camden Hills state park and were rewarded with this view of Camden.

  1. View of Camden harbor
  1. Forest critters

Right at the end of the hike close to the parking lot I finally got a pretty close up shot of the birds we'd been hearing the whole hike.

The Penobscot Narrows Bridge bears a striking resemblance to the Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston.

  1. Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Acadia National Park

  1. Crashing waves at a low tide afternoon

After a little panicking over losing then recovering a purse at lunch time, we made our way to the park and sunset viewing from the top of Cadillac Mountain.

  1. Sunset at Cadillac Mountain
  1. More sunset views
  2. Colorful views all around

I decided to make the hard sacrifice of sleep to get up for sunrise the next morning at 4:30am since it looked like the weather was only going to cooperate for that this day. Luckily the weather cooperated and made the sacrifice worth it!

Acadia sky on fire sunrise

  1. Sunrise near boulder beach

Waves crashing on the rocks near thunder hole

Nap time was definitely required but we then it was time for a hike around Jordan Pond and up to Bubble Rock.

  1. Tree over Jordan Pond
  1. Ducklings on the pond

Asticou Azalea Garden

On our way to find the trail to the waterfall bridge we stumbled upon the gorgeous Asticou Azalea Garden and had to check it out.

Touching the water

  1. So many colorful blooms
  1. Flower closeup
  2. Weird looking flower bloom
  1. Magical little stream crossing
  1. Zen sand garden
  2. Peaceful garden view

Afterwards we did make it to the waterfall bridge, but unfortunately it was missing the waterfall.

  1. Waterfall bridge

Full from a nice dinner, we decided to walk around Bar Harbor and were greeted with this amazing and unexpected sunset since it had been very overcast all day.

  1. Spectacular sunset over the harbor
  1. The Margaret Todd at sunset

The next day we explored a bit of the Bar Island that's only accessible by this path for an hour and a half on each side of low tide so you have to time your trip so you don't get stuck!

  1. Bar Island Path

Beach Crab Shell

Bar Harbor sights

We took one final short but steep trail up to an overlook on our final rainy day.

Trail to get your legs burning

  1. Winding stream through the rainy meadow

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