Acadia National Park


In a year of trips and travel, my wife and I added one more – a week in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor or, more phonetically, Bah Ha Bah, where we pahked ah cah in the yahd and ate labstah.

I got a shock when we arrived at what I thought was our rental house, mistaking the abandoned house next door for our rental.  The actual rental property was very pleasant.


Along with plenty of seafood, we got to see the sights of Acadia – lighthouses, seashores, beaches and the Carriage Road Bridges.  Well, I got to see one bridge and will save the others for another trip.


Added to our previous trip to the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier, I made it to four national parks this year to add to a total of 16 out of 62 US National Parks.  I’ve gotten to some heavily traveled ones – Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Canyon – and a few uncommon ones – Dry Tortugas – but I doubt I’ll make it to all 62.  Some of them require quite a hike:  American Samoa, US Virgin Islands and Voyageurs in the middle of Lake Superior as well as two above the Arctic Circle in Alaska.

We met a fellow at Acadia who was sprinting his way through most US National Parks, sometimes visiting two a day!  The US National Parks are meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace, not raced through like a marathon.

What is the most remote or least traveled park you have been to?

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