It's been raining for a hundred years. I'm obviously exaggerating, but Maine has been getting a ridiculous amount of rain and I'm over it. Between spraining my foot, catching a nasty cold, and the rain, I've hardly been outside lately and that's just not okay. That's why on Friday, when the weather was overcast, Spencer and I headed to Acadia National Park. Since I'm still limping a bit we didn't hike any trails, which is a bummer, but I was just happy to be out of the house and thankfully Acadia offers beautiful views everywhere you look.
Our first stop was the Blue Hill Overlook on Cadillac Mountain. This overlook has a pretty decent sized parking lot but I've never seen more than two other cars there, and let me tell you, people are missing out. The view, especially on sunny days, is gorgeous and it's such a serene spot.
We proceeded to the summit of Cadillac Mountain and walked the path, visited the gift shop, and pet some cute dogs. Cadillac Mountain is the tallest mountain on the eastern seaboard at 1,530 feet and I can never get enough of the views from up there.
Next we went to my favorite part of Park Loop road, the part near Otter Cliff. This area is all rocky coast, beautiful views, and salty, misty air. We walked down the trails for a good while but my darn foot wasn't doing well, so that didn't last too long.
Before we headed home, I wanted to explore at least one area that was new to us, so we stopped at Little Hunters Beach. Little Hunters Beach is located about 3 miles past Otter Cliff and is very easy to miss. There's an informational plaque on the side of the road that is barely noticeable, as well as a large staircase. It immediately reminded me of Moonrise Kingdom and I thought it was cute. I took a few photos then put my camera down to enjoy the moment and I started to notice spiders. Spiders everywhere. So many spiders. With every step I took, I would see at least 50 scatter beneath my feet. Maybe that's why it's called Little Hunters Beach?
I definitely overdid it-- my foot was not doing well at the end of our adventure, but it was so worth it. Each visit to Acadia reminds me of how privileged I am to to live so close to such a beautiful place. I strongly encourage you to get out there and Find Your Park and support our National Parks.
What's your favorite National Park? Which one do you want to visit the most? Tell me in the comments!