Watching the sunrise from just about anywhere is a glorious experience. But watching it from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine is a whole other thing. At 1530 feet, Cadillac Mountain is the tallest mountain on the East Coast of the United States. That might not seem very high, but you’ll be above the clouds, and the moment when you first see that orange glow is breath-taking.
Jordan Pond is in Acadia National Park near the town of Bar Harbor, Maine. It covers 187 acres, with a maximum depth of 150 feet and a shoreline of 3.6 miles. The pond was formed by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet during the last glacial period. Swimming is not allowed; however, non motor boats such as canoes and kayaks are permitted.
The geologic history of Acadia National Park, Maine stretches back in time through millions of years to the formation of the oldest rocks on Mount Desert Island and continues to the present with the persistent forces of erosion. Evidence of this rich geologic past can be seen across the island, along rocky shorelines and atop windswept mountains.
Probably the most popular and most scenic hike in Acadia National Park, Maine, is Ocean Path, the roadside trail that allows tourists to wander along the jagged pink granite formations of Acadia’s beautiful coastline.
Thousands of years of constant pounding by the ocean have shaped these rocks on the Acadia National Park, Maine shoreline into almost round balls
The trail from Sand Beach to Otter Cliff on the Acadia National Park, Maine shoreline offers amazing landscapes of ocean, rocks, greenery and sky, including a few whirlpools