We spent two full days in Acadia National Park. The first day was on Mount Desert Island, and the second day was in Schoodic Peninsula. It was the right amount of time for us right now, but if the kids were older, or if we were by ourselves, we may have wanted to spend more time walking around the trails.
Our first stop was Schoodic Point. The scenery is really dramatic. We had so much fun climbing the giant rocks and watching the ocean crash against the cliffs.
There was a group of artists on a field trip scattered all around the peninsula that day. We met a guy named Timothy who was very kind and let Zahara watch him as he painted. Zahara became obsessed with Mr. Timothy. Eventually we had to drag her away, but not before she took her crayons and paper and drew a picture for Mr. Timothy to see. He was a good sport and told her he "liked the energy" in the piece and could tell she was an artist. It's a month later and Z still talks about him.
There wasn't really a good place to stop for a picnic lunch, so we just pulled over on the side of the road and sat in the grass. It turned out to be perfect.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Maine is incredible. It absolutely lived up to every expectation we had.
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