Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Maine Adventures

We ended school vacation week with a trip to Acadia National State Park. A place I have wanted to visit for quite some time. Most certainly a place we will continue to explore in years to come for SURE!
Maine Man looks small in comparison to that rock!
The natural beauty is just unbelievable! Before we headed out we read about the history of this park in a lovely book I got from the community treasure chest . Using that book we were also able to pick out a hiking destination. We choose the Gorham Mountain/Beach Trail. It was a 3.5 miles hike....perfect for a family!

We stopped at "Thunder Hole". A narrow area surrounded by rock that waves crash into making a tremendous sound.




I worried that Flower Girl would not be able to keep up the pace....that was unnecessary because she was the leader of the pack throughout much of the hike.


The forecast called for rain but we had sun, sun, sun. It was a beautiful day!


View from the top of Gorham Mountain


Always fun to make it to the top!
Then we made our way down and walked along the beach trail.

We still had a ways to go but the water was just too tempting!






Take note her pants are NO longer rolled up



Imagine that?They were soaked to their belly buttons, then covered in sand.
To be a kid again!
We hope to return again this summer with the Fresh Air Child we are taking in for a week in July. We plan to go on several hiking trips a year from here on out so I will share them here. I am adding a side link(label) of "Our Maine Adventures" as a way of sharing great places to go with fellow Mainers & visitors and as a memory for my children.

11 comments:

Krista said...

LOVE Acadia National Park! Such a wonderful place to explore with the family-it'll be a must do for us this summer as well!

Prairie Mother said...

Wow, what beautiful scenery! Very different than my neck of the woods :) Maybe we'll get a chance to see it someday. Thanks for sharing.

small farm girl said...

Wow that is a beautiful place! I bet you had so much to take pictures of.

goatpod2 said...

Lovely pictures!

Amy

jenn said...

Gorgeous! Acadia is one of my favorite places on earth. I'm hoping to get up there to do some biking soon.

Little Messy Missy said...

Great pics! I have never been there...

Grace said...

Acadia is such a wonderful place, with so many different levels of hikes. Glad you had such a great visit! Beautiful pictures. :)

Mandie said...

Looks like an absolute beautiful place and a beautiful day. I love the beach. You are making great memories that the whole family will treasure for a life time.

Window On The Prairie said...

I was in Acadia about 20 years ago. LOVED it. Would like to go back, but Maine is a long way from our Kansas farm on the prairie. Maybe someday. Thanks for the wonderful post!

Life Unplugged said...

I love your blog and wanted to let you know I have added Achorn Farm to the Blogroll on my site. Thanks for all of the photos and great posts!

Country Girl said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments. Life unplugged, thanks that means a lot!