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“The waters around Mount Desert Island are littered with shipwrecks.” By 1855 there had been so many shipwrecks that it was decided a lighthouse was needed. Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse on Mount Desert Island was built in 1858 and was completed in 1876. It’s now a private residence but Bass Harbor Lighthouse remains a favorite shot for photographers. Photo by Kim Seng

Jordan Pond Boardwalk for hikers and nature lovers at Acadia. The park service wrote, “Lakes and ponds add shimmering contrast to Acadia’s forested and rocky landscape. They cover about 2,600 acres of the park, which is equivalent to approximately 7.4% of its area. Within or adjacent to the park, you will find 14 Great Ponds (natural bodies of water greater than 4 hectares/10 acres) and 10 smaller ponds.” Photo by Charles Tilford

Bar Harbor, Maine - Acadia National Park. If you need a place to relax and enjoy...try Bar Harbor. There is a place called Gaylens - who serves the best prime rib I've ever had...who knew I had to go all the way to Maine for excellent prime rib! The seafood is good too! :)

Day 1 "outside" Looking from the dining room in the Bar Harbor Inn towards Frenchman's Bay, Acadia National Park (Maine, the way life should be) #PhotoADayAug

Acadia National Park - Maine. Beautiful views in this park. Home of Cadillac Mountain - the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard.

Blue AND Maine! <3 Apparently owned by Martha Stewart herself. I wonder if she'll let me borrow it indefinitely?

Cairns, or piles of rocks, mark the trail on Cadillac Mountain overlooking Bar Harbor, Maine. The photographer wrote, “Cadillac Mountain is largely composed of pink granite with forests of spruce and pitch pine. Views of Acadia National Park from the top of the mountain are spectacular.” Photo by Princess Stand in the Rain