My favorite park. One reason is familiarity as this was our 15th week here over several trips but also it is so beautiful and accessible. In fact, this year I completed all 16 of the major mountain hikes. The combination of oceans, mountains, lakes, trails, streams, carriage roads and amenities simply add up to my definition of a perfect place to spend a week or two or ten. It is also one of the few places where I simply like to sit and absorb the atmosphere. I am sure that is a fault of mine, arrive at a park, set up and go see, hike, photograph and do it again with the first light of the next day. Here I stop (occasionally) and sit as Cindy is here along the Atlantic Ocean just off the Shore Trail before the rain rolled in for the evening.