In 2016, in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, the Academy of American Poets commissioned fifty poets to write poems about a park in each of the fifty states. Acadia’s poem was written by Christian Barter.
Acadia National Park is full of more natural wonders than can be counted. Sand Beach . . . Thunder Hole . . .Otter Cliffs . . .Cadillac Mountain . . .Popovers. . .Wait. . .say what? Yes – that’s right. Irresistibly yummy and totally magical. Popovers in Acadia National Park are legendary. In the summer, on Mount Desert Island, popovers almost outnumber visitors.
During the summer and early fall of 1604, Champlain ventured along the mid-Maine coast as far as Georges River. He named the islands of Mount Desert and Isle au Haut.
One of the most beautiful places to explore with your dog on a Fall day is Little Long Pond. Off-leash play doesn’t get any better than this!
For so many Mount Desert Island locals, fall is the best time of the year. At last, the busy rush of summer starts to slow down, and the evenings take on a beautiful crispness. A visit here in Fall is a chance to live like a local.
What could possibly be more pleasant than a stroll along a secluded shore front path – granite outcroppings and the waters of Frenchman Bay on one side, and many of Bar Harbor’s beautiful old homes on the other? Bar Harbor’s Shore Path offers just such an experience.
As a summer community, Bar Harbor enjoys a long history; Native Americans had been summering here hundreds of years before it was “discovered” by the French map maker, Samuel de Champlain in 1604.
Located less than a mile south of downtown Bar Harbor, heading towards the Sieur de Monts Entrance to the Park Loop Road, George’s B. Dorr’s Old Farm property is protected as a small isolated section of Acadia National Park.
Today, Thorndike Library serves College of the Atlantic and the broader community by providing access to information resources, the COA archives, and audio-visual services.
In addition to spectacular views over the harbor, the Seal Harbor Library reading room provides a quiet oasis, comfortable chairs, and a fine choice of reading material.