Maine ~ Acadia National Park, Fort Knox and more

Sunday September 21st ~ Maine

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Day 2 of Acadia National Park, plus our drive to Augusta. In case you missed the 1st half of the park, you can click here to see that post.

Todays section of the park is marked in pink

Todays section of the park is marked in pink

The weather God’s were shining on us and after a brief rainstorm, the sun came out and it warmed up to around 72 degrees F.  Oh how I have been missing the sunshine! 

At Natural Seawall

At Natural Seawall

Rocks

Rocks

Rocks

And more rocks

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse (black and white)

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse (black and white)

Along the shore near the lighthouse

Along the shore near the lighthouse

A variety of moss and lichen

A variety of moss and lichen

Tim experimenting with another setting on the camera

Tim experimenting with another setting on the camera

After completing our tour of the park, it was time to find some lunch. I had several people tell me that I had to try a lobster roll. So… (I loved it!)

Lobster roll with chips and cold slaw

Lobster roll with chips and cold slaw

It was time for us to finally turn the car toward the West. I’m including another map section to give you an idea of the route we have taken over the past three days.

Last three days of our road trip

Last three days of our road trip

The blue line started in Boston and we overnighted in Bangor. Yellow took us to Green Lake and first 1/2 of Acadia NP. Pink line was today to complete Acadia and then headed west with our overnight in Augusta.

Here are a couple more things we checked out today:

Fort Knox and Penobscot Bridge Observatory (Prospect Maine)

Prospect, Maine

Prospect, Maine

Fort Knox

Fort Knox

At the fort

At the fort

Cannon balls

Cannon balls

Bridge

Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

We take our time as we travel by car. Stopping when something catches our eye, or we get hungry or tired. The next few days we will be on the hunt for fall foliage. The trees are starting to turn and we are encouraged that we may see some good color.

Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for good maps, computers and GPS that allow us to pick a direction and go. Finding our way along the back roads of America where we can pull over easily to take a picture as well as see so much more of the authentic area is our preference. We much prefer that over taking freeways.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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10 Responses to Maine ~ Acadia National Park, Fort Knox and more

  1. Suzanne says:

    Joanne, was it difficult to find a rental that allows crossing state lines with no penalty? Also, since you are “meandering” back home, how does that work out with a rental. We’ve never taken a rental for more than a week, and usually within the boundaries of one state, so I’m curious. We visited Acadia Park two years ago in the Fall. It is truly amazing. P.S. Loved Tim’s experiment. Great photo – among great photos.

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    • Hi Suzanne, it can be more of a challenge to rent a car for a longer term, and to take it cross country. We used National Rental Car. One key thing is to rent from a location other than at the airport. We rented the car for a month, which is usually a little less on a per day basis than if you were renting for a week. We got fortunate to find one that did not have a “drop off” charge to return it in a different state. You may have to shop around to find a good deal. Tim says “thank you” for commenting on his photo experimentation.

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  2. salpal1 says:

    Oh, now I am REALLLY sad – I live in Orland, which your pink line went right through – you were less than 2 miles from a nice clean bathroom stop and a cup of coffee. 🙂 We can see the lights from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge over the trees at our house.

    However – I am so glad that you got to go west over our pretty back roads!

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    • I’m sorry that we were not able to try to set up a meeting, but getting over a cold, and traveling with a rather loose schedule has made it difficult to do. I certainly do appreciate your offer though, and that cup or coffee sure would have been nice!

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      • salpal1 says:

        I completely understand, and you don’t know me from Adam, so no worries. Maybe someday you will be back and we can meet and chat. 🙂 Meanwhile, I will read with interest your trip across the country.

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  3. CandieTravels says:

    Great photos! Aren’t lobster rolls the best?

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