Acadia State Park, Maine

Our friend, David, grew up in Ellsworth, the gateway to Acadia National Park, so he was the perfect guide to his old stomping grounds. Acadia is still home to many turn-of-the-century mansions, but many others burned down in the great fire of 1947.

John D. Rockefeller Jr., a skilled horseman, wanted to travel around the mountains and valleys of Mount Desert Island without having to put up with motorists, so he built quiet carriage roads throughout and gorgeous stone bridges over the many streams.

Thunder Hole with tide too high for any thundering

David’s favorite bridge and carriage trail

We beguiled ourselves on the way home by plotting a novel about the Great Fire of 1947, based on a dream David had had.

Blurry shot of trophy buck. Lucky for him he lives in a park!
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