Maine – Historic Bass Harbor Head Light Station

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.

Maine – Bass Harbor Head Light

Maine – Bass Harbor Head Light B&W

Maine – Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

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.

Maine – Bass Harbor Head Light on the Rocks

Acadia National Park – Cadillac Mountain – Silhouettes at Sunrise

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

Acadia National Park – Cadillac Mountain – Silhouettes at Sunrise

Acadia National Park – Cadillac Mountain – Tranquility at Dawn

A view from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine offers a serene combination of clouds, Porcupine Islands, and ocean at dawn

Acadia National Park – Cadillac Mountain – Tranquility at Dawn

Acadia National Park – Waiting for Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain

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.

Acadia National Park – Waiting for Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain

Acadia National Park – “The Bubbles” at Jordan Pond

The North and South Bubbles (mountains in the background) are synonymous with a visit to Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park, Maine. They are so prominent on the northern horizon.

Acadia National Park – Jordan Pond Colors with “The Bubbles”

Acadia National Park – Jordan Pond

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.

Acadia National Park – Enjoying Jordan Pond Boating

Acadia National Park – Jordan Pond Pristine Water

Acadia National Park – Rocks on the Shore

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.

Acadia National Park – Rocks on the Shore

Acadia National Park – A Rocky Coastline

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.

Acadia National Park – A Rocky Coastline