Located just outside of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is one of the most photographed and visually stunning bridges in all of Maine. The Somesville Bridge is certain to capture your attention—the arched wooden footbridge, with its brilliant white coat, spans the waters of Somes Creek.
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
A bench to view the tall yachts at Belfast harbor in Maine
Penobscot Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Ocean in south central Maine. The bay originates from the mouth of Maine’s Penobscot River, downriver from Belfast.
A relaxing chair view of the bay from Belfast ……
Belfast, Maine is located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River estuary on Belfast Bay and Penobscot Bay. Here is a bench view of the harbor that hosts numerous yachts.
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.
One of the most recognized and photographed man-made structures on Mount Desert Island is the arched wooden foot bridge in Somesville that sits next to the historic Selectmen’s Building – C. 1780 in Acadia National Park, Maine
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.