Dramatic clouds enhance this image of the mountain ridges in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
A view of the mountains and valley from a bench at Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
On January 21, 1988, the lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places under the title of Bass Harbor Head Light Station and belongs to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The tower and lighthouse viewing area offers a vantage point to see a panoramic view of the harbor and the islands in the distance. This is easily one of the most, if not the most, photographed lighthouse in New England.
The cliffside Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Acadia National Park, Maine marks the entrance to Bass Harbor on the southwestern side of Mount Desert Island. The lighthouse, built of brick in 1858 on a stone foundation, stands 56 feet above high water.
The best view of this lighthouse is from the ocean, but this side view shows the treacherous rocks of the cliff.
The wait is over; the sunrise has occurred; the views were fantastic; it is now time to leave. People milling around after sunrise at Cadillac Mountain, Arcadia National Park, Maine
Soft, fluffy clouds over the ocean at sunrise at Acadia National Park, Maine
Sunrise at Cadillac Mountain, Arcadia National Park, Maine creates a warm glow on the clouds over the ocean
Sunrise at Acadia National Park, Maine can’t yet burn off the low hanging clouds over Bar Harbor
The sun rises, but the clouds obscure the view from Cadillac Mountain, Arcadia National Park, Maine.
A cloudy sunrise paints the sky over Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine
A sliver of sunrise over low-hanging clouds from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine
A view from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine offers a serene combination of clouds, Porcupine Islands, and ocean at dawn
Low hanging clouds at dawn over the ocean create a painting-like image at Acadia National Park, Maine
Low hanging clouds at dawn over Bar Harbor viewed from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine
A dawn view of lights of Bar Harbor from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine
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.