We have just returned from a too-short trip to one of our nation’s great National Parks: Acadia. Gorgeous weather, few crowds, jam-packed days. We biked the Park Loop Road, which is the most gorgeous stretch of pavement I’ve come across — both in the road itself, which does not have a single crack in 20 miles AND is safely one-way most of the time, and in the views from the road, which include Acadia’s steep hills, deep lakes, wild ocean coastline, and ice cream shops. We also biked a loop on the western side of the island at Seawall, which was beautiful, but since most of it was not in the park, the coastline is taken up by private property. We climbed the Precipice in the early evening, which is the perfect time to do it because we were in the shade. Acadia summits make for truly lovely places to hang out. Wild blueberries, coastal alpine gardens, and stunning unobstructed ocean views that allow you to see the curvature of the earth. We finished our trip with a swim at Sand Beach, which was really a run in, splash around, run out sort of thing.
Here are some photos and a video!