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    Acadia National Park Maine

    My wife, our two doggies and I are visiting Bar Harbor area in Maine. We've been spending our time toodling around Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. This place is awesome! It's a little off the beaten track for a summer vacation, but well worth the trip.
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    Hi Rich. "Off the beaten path" sounds heavenly to me for a summer (or any other time of the year) vacation getaway. Years ago, I packed up my Jeep, put my old dog Moose in the front seat and headed out to the NE. Truly enjoyed myself, especially in New Hampshire, Up State New York and Maine. We spent a lot of time camping at Matawamkeg (sp???) in Maine. Good times.
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    Great Choice Rich. We're probably 5 hours away. We go there every year in October, crowds are less. It's small but probably my favorite National Park. If you can, go to see the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain. It's the first sunrise in the US. Gotta get up early. One other thing is Martha's Diner in Ellsworth (151 High St # 7), you won't be disappointed. Located in a shopping area, breakfast and lunch only.

    My son and his family are coming up from Atlanta to go to Acadia this weekend. He still remembers it when we went there when he was growing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfox103 View Post
    Great Choice Rich. We're probably 5 hours away. We go there every year in October, crowds are less. It's small but probably my favorite National Park. If you can, go to see the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain. It's the first sunrise in the US. Gotta get up early. One other thing is Martha's Diner in Ellsworth (151 High St # 7), you won't be disappointed. Located in a shopping area, breakfast and lunch only.

    My son and his family are coming up from Atlanta to go to Acadia this weekend. He still remembers it when we went there when he was growing up.

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    Haven't done the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, though we visited there two days back. We're about 40 mins from there so getting up early enough to catch sunrise would be something of a chore -- after all, sunrise is at 4:58am! Anyway, we're staying in a lovely, architect designed cottage with a wide glass wall facing east, overlooking a cove, and the sunrise here is pretty spectacular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Cohen View Post
    ....It's a little off the beaten track....
    Off the beaten track is good. Our new place up in Northern Idaho is up in the forest. Definitely off the beaten track!


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    Used to spend a week or so most every September on Toddy Pond, which is between Orland and Blue Hill, and is a beautiful, pristine lake that bans motorboats. Visits to Acadia were always in the plan, along with bike rides with the club from Searsport. The coast of Maine is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and a favorite of my Scottish father. The first time I went to Scotland I realized why. There are so many similarities between the Highlands of Scotland and Downeast Maine, right down to the frigid ocean water!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Cohen View Post
    My wife, our two doggies and I are visiting Bar Harbor area in Maine. We've been spending our time toodling around Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. This place is awesome! It's a little off the beaten track for a summer vacation, but well worth the trip.
    It's not off my beaten track! We go there alot. If you can get in, going to Jordan Pond House for popovers, jam, and tea (or just lunch) out on the lawn is high summer at its summeriest.

    My wife lived in Charlottesville until we got married - another great place to visit, in this boy's humble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardp69 View Post
    We spent a lot of time camping at Matawamkeg (sp???) in Maine. Good times.
    Ah Matawamkeg once, cured it with this:
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    I went to Acadia when I was 10. Biggest thing I remember is seeing a Moose and the tides of the Bay of Fundy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    It's not off my beaten track! We go there alot. If you can get in, going to Jordan Pond House for popovers, jam, and tea (or just lunch) out on the lawn is high summer at its summeriest.

    My wife lived in Charlottesville until we got married - another great place to visit, in this boy's humble.
    Thanks for the tip about Jordan House restaurant. We're signed up for a park ranger's walk around Jordan Pond tomorrow.
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