Thursday, June 23

Acadia

I've been here in Acadia National Park for five days, an unusually long stay in one spot for me. Why? The weather has been great, plenty to see and do, good campgrounds and it's just one of those special places. Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula, you can travel between the two sections via road or ferry. The Park had its beginning in 1916 and became the first National Park east of the Mississippi in 1919. A unique feature of this park - Forty-five miles of rustic carriage roads, a gift from philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. - no motorized vehicles allowed, these roads are still used by horse drawn carriages (the lady you will see in the video has been riding these roads for 45 years) and today by hikers and bike riders. Also, one other note about the video, the Schooner Margaret Todd is the first 4-Masted Schooner to work in New England waters in over half a century. Hope you enjoy the video!

 

2 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful. You are getting better on the video blog. If you only had a kayak.

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    1. Very interesting video and love the sound of the waves. thank you.

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