Greetings from Acadia National Park

If it is possible to fall, and fall hard, head-over-heels in love with a place, I did in 2006 for Acadia. When we crossed back overland at the end of that first visit, I wept. Funny thing, the next visit (at least one each year since) also brought tears upon arrival, so happy to be “home.” After three years, I finally revealed to my husband that I knew from the start that Acadia was where I would retire. Two more years and he agreed and that’s our plan. We’ve been to many, many of America’s National Parks, and the idea of living near one in the next part of life is thrilling.


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

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