Acadia NP / by Dave Hileman

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.