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2. Acadia National Park, Maine

Isle au Haut, the most remote island in Acadia National Park

Sunrise in Deep Cove on Isle au Haut, the most remote island in Acadia National Park. Photo by Jerry Monkman.

“In 1916, Acadia was the first national park to be created east of the Mississippi River, primarily for its dramatic scenery. It is a place dominated by water and 20 or so rounded mountain peaks comprising Cadillac Mountain Granite, a beautiful coarse-grained gray granite flecked with quartz, hornblende and pink feldspar crystals. In golden hour light, the ledges in Acadia can rival Utah sandstone in color, and while the mountains in the park are modest in size — Cadillac, the tallest, tops out at 1,528 feet — many of them have bald summits where there are unobstructed views of the surrounding waters of Frenchman Bay, Blue Hill Bay and the open Atlantic Ocean.”

Continue reading Jerry Monkman’s guide, “Acadia National Park By Land And Sea.”

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