Acadia National Park

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Wow, we have been without internet for over a week! We have so much to update about, but we will start with our trips to Acadia National Park.

The first stop we made while taking the Park Loop was Sand Beach. There were a few people going into the water, but we thought it was much to cold to take a dip!

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Next Stop was Thunder Hole. When the right size wave rolls into the naturally formed inlet, a deep thunderous sound emanates. Since we weren’t there at high tide we probably didn’t get the full effect of this landmark but we are glad we stopped to see it.

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Continuing through Acadia we drove 3.5 miles up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain. Cadillac Mountain, at 1,530 feet, is the tallest mountain on Mount Desert Island and the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard. From October 7 through March 6 of each year, it is the first place to view a sunrise in the United States. Of course with Madison we aren’t about to wake up at 4 a.m. to see the sunrise, seeing it during the day was just fine with us! The pictures below don’t do it justice.

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The next day we returned to see more of Acadia. We stopped at Bubble Pond and saw tons of tadpoles…some of which were already growing legs.
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Bubble Pond

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Jordan Pond was our last stop in Acadia National Park. The water was beautiful and crystal clear! A few moments after arriving a very rude family showed up with four out of control kids, they walked in to the area where people were trying to take photos and then proceeded to walk and play in the water. There is a big sign posted that says no swimming and no body parts should contact the water because of its use as a water supply. The kids then started throwing their paper boats “trash” into the water. No regard for the environment or the people around them. At this point the father heard the negative comments from surrounding people and began removing his kids from the water, but left their trash to float as litter into the forest. Lucky for them we could not find a park ranger to inform him/her of their behavior. Lets keep America beautiful people!!!

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The Tompkins family highly recommends Acadia National Park! Plenty to see and do. Stay tuned for our next post on Bar Harbor….