The second stop on our Northeastern tour found us in Acadia National Park1. We stayed on both the Shoodic Peninsula2 and Mount Desert Island3 sides of the park and found the Schoodic area to be much quieter and less touristy.
Fun fact: The highest point in Acadia, Cadillac Mountain, is named for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer4. Along with leaving his namesake in Maine, he helped found the city of Detroit in the early 1700s. An automobile manufacturer honored the effort in 1902 by naming their firm “Cadillac” and using de La Mothe’s coat of arms as their logo.
Here are a few photos from the hills.
The intersection of mountain and sea in Acadia is extraordinary.
We missed the show, unfortunately.
1. You can learn more about Acadia National Park on the official website.2. Learn more about the Schoodic Peninsula on Wikipedia.3. Learn more about Mount Desert Island on Wikipedia.4. Learn more about the explorer, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, and Cadillac Mountain’s name on Wikipedia