View Full Version : A Taste of Acadia 6/12/2012

Jimmy Legs and Little d
06-22-2012, 11:21 AM
It had been two years since we had been to Maine so we decided it was time to spend a week in Maine. Our plan was to have several hikes in Acadia National Park during our four day stay in Bar Harbor. We love the views from Champlain and along the ridge so we headed out to Route 3 and began our hike on the Beachcroft Trail to Huguenot Head. One advantage of hiking in Acadia is you don?t have to go very far for an outstanding view.

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As we neared the summit, we were both startled by a turkey running by. Isn?t it unusual to see a turkey on the summit?

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There?s nothing like the views from a summit in Acadia.

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After a short break, we headed to The Bowl, one of the prettiest ponds in the area.

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We summited Gorham not too long after leaving The Bowl then headed towards Otter Cliffs.
Continuing along the Short Path, we decided to climb up the Beehive, since we hadn?t done that in several years and it is always fun and a bit of a challenging trail.

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It wasn?t long before we were skirting The Bowl, took the final climb up Champlain to the summit and back to the car. We took our time as we were in no hurry. Total mileage for the hike was 10.5 miles. It felt great to be back hiking in Acadia!

Here?s the slidehshow:

Hope you enjoy,
Donna and Mike :)

06-27-2012, 08:11 AM
Looks like fun! Great views

06-27-2012, 08:27 AM
Acadia is one of my favorite places....thanks for taking us along

Snow Miser
06-27-2012, 02:43 PM
Love it up in Acadia too! Thanks for bringing us along.

06-29-2012, 11:53 AM
Glad you had fun, love the picture of you taking in views.
Your breakfast looks sooo good....:o

Anna LeBlanc
07-02-2012, 12:44 PM
Thanks for the great photos and TR Mike and Donna.:D


12-14-2012, 02:12 AM
Great views! I wish I could be there.

01-24-2013, 01:52 PM
Oh absolutely I was blown away, my first ever summit through Acadia was October 2011... super sunny, ocean reflection, horizon edge view of the ocean with small islands/oases a ways away. I live an hour away so if gas cost wasn't a concern, I'd go there more often. A few months back I was with a group and we did 7 peaks (10+ miles) in one day, including Penobscot, Sargeant, Cedar, one of the bubbles, and all the way around Jordan Pond. I've also been up Sargeant in March, which is also nice (no traffic and very little sweat).

I've been thinking about doing a showshoe summit (I just bought some HD glasses), say to Cadillac and maybe over to Pemantic but with the wind chill at -20 F overnight I may reconsider.

Hey question for people who have hiked Acadia:
Can people walk up Cadillac south side when it's snow covered?
I don't think the rangers would have a problem with it but I want to see what you folks thought...