Bench View – Swan Lake Maine

Swan Lake is the second largest lake in Waldo County, Maine. Originally known as Goose Pond, during the 19th century it came increasingly to be referred to as Swan Lake, after the town of Swanville, Maine, which before incorporation had been known as the Plantation of Swan.

A view of the lake from a bench at Swan Lake State Park

Swan Lake Maine

Maine – Portland Head Lighthouse in Fog

Portland Head Light, is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Completed in 1791, it is the oldest lighthouse in the state of Maine.

Maine – Portland Head Lighthouse in Fog

Maine – A Rainy, Foggy Day at Portland Head Lighthouse

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”