Greetings from Acadia National Park

Acadia, what can I say, it’s one of my favorite parks! I have been to this park 26 times. I guess you could say that is because I grew up in Massachusetts and it is the closest park within driving distance. Just a five hour drive from Boston. Once there, you get to experience total peace and tranquility. I love the feeling I get when sitting on the rocks by Otter Cove, or Thunder Hole, or the looking out at the view of Sand Beach from the rocks. The views are absolutely amazing and the feeling of peacefulness and tranquility they instill inside are astounding. If you just let your mind go and think of nothing but the beauty surrounding you, you will be amazed at the peacefulness and tranquility you feel inside. When they say “Maine, the way life should be” they are absolutely correct! Laid back, easy going, simple, relaxed. Ahh, serenity!

Sincerely,
Julianna

Acadia National Park

Along the rugged coastline of Maine, this gem of the Northeast offers ocean shoreline, coastal forests, remote islands, rocky mountains and historic lighthouses. With 45 miles of historic carriage roads to bike and 125 miles of trails to hike, Acadia is a premier destination for the adventurous and outdoorsy. Among the park’s granite peaks is Cadillac Mountain, which at 1,530 feet stands as the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast.

State(s): Maine

Established: 1919

“I feel that we need these parks, if only to save us from the stress and strain that life puts upon us. We need these places to stay open and remain untouched by man, and to be safe from development and exploitation. We need these wild places if only to save our sanity from our day to day stresses. We need these places to remain wild, and virtually untouched by man. After all, nature doesn't need man to improve her, she does that all by herself! ”

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