From Boston take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine, then Route 3 east to Ellsworth, and on to Mount Desert Island. For an alternate route, continue on I-95 north to Bangor, Maine, then take Route 1A east to Ellsworth. In Ellsworth, take Route 3 to Mount Desert Island.
In the Acadia National Park, I rose early to be on the coast of Mount Desert Island to catch the first rays of sunlight on the rocks along the coast. I found the light on the clouds and the sky to have the hues of pink and yellow those are so beautiful as a backdrop to the drama of the surf crashing onto the rocks.