Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park

Updated: Dec 28, 2020


It had to be done! A handstand atop Cadillac Mountain 🙂

The New England Coast is beautiful. Naturally beautiful, architecturally beautiful and culturally beautiful.

The highest point on the American east coast is only 1500 feet (500 meters) high, yet expresses the greatest elevation anywhere from the Cape Breton Highlands to perhaps Rio’s mountains in Brazil.

The beautiful, rocky shores of Acadia. The park offers a mix of deciduous and pine forests, growing tenaciously on the carved, post-glacial granite

Cadillac Mountain, the highest of the ‘peaks’ on Mount Desert Island, was sheered clean by the last glaciation. It is not hard to summit (even by car). Nevertheless, this gentle coastal giant in the first place in the continental USA to see the sunrise for nearly six months a year.

Acadia is Maine’s only National Park.

It has that dubious echo of the Rothschild legacy. I appreciate his / their foresight and benevolence, but fear a tragic return to oligarchy. North America was not better when a few rich people ran the whole show.

Thus noted, Acadia was converted into a National Park over 100 years ago and manages to capture the maritime majesty of the American Northeast Coast. This matters.