Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular location to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” However, you may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, “Walking Tours” of many of these destinations may be available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Acadia National Park is the only US national park in the populous American northeast. Much of the park was donated by the Rockefeller family who owned this property along the Maine shoreline. The remainder of the park was cobbled together in bits and pieces over the years. Particular parts of the park which are highlights for visitors include the following:
1. Otter Cliffs displays the classic rocky coastline for which New England is famous.
2. Bass Head Light is a classic New England lighthouse. It is perched precariously on the harbor cliffs.
3. Jordan Pond and the Bubbles epitomize another section of Acadia, the woodsy interior of the park which offers interesting walking trails and idyllic scenery.
4. The view from the top of Cadillac Mountain, the park’s highest point, offers a panorama of islands stretching off into the sea.