Saturday, April 4, 2009
Bar Harbor, Maine: Acadia National Park
Someone will probably send in a correction on this, but I think Acadia National Park is the most eastern park in the United States. The usual trivial fact of the day is associated with Cadillac Mountain, which towers above the park in its location along the Maine coast. The first sunrise of the United States each morning comes to Cadillac Mountain, as its height (1,530 feet) gives it an advantage in such matters.
It wouldn't be Maine without a rocky coast, though, and Acadia has some very nice coastline. The picture above is evidence of that. The water is rather blue, too, although it's always cold. The park also has a lighthouse, museum, and plenty of other recreational opportunities.