In Acadia National Park
After a rainy morning we finally head to Acadia National Park. Part of Desert Island, the 190 square km area is a beautiful mix of hills, ponds, woodlands and rocky shores. We explore the Southwest side all afternoon while the weather alternates between fog and sun. With the sun shining we travel all the main area of the park the next day. The highlight, Beehive trail, is a short via ferrata up The Beehive (158m) offering amazing 360 views around. North of it, Cadillac mountain (466m) is reached by car and offers more extensive views of the island. We were thinking about doing a whale and puffin watching cruise on the third day but everything is booked out. Instead we drive the loop on the Schoodic Peninsula, the quietest part of the park. We find a great spot with a view for lunch and we crack a beer to celebrate: it’s the end of the first part of the American road trip. We’ve been 133 days on the road, travelling 22970 kilometers, crossing 24 states.