till it no longer mattered how long we'd been here
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Our luck at getting a spot at Seawall for two weeks continues to amaze us. This side of the island is really chill even over Labor Day. The internet is wonderful & we are able to connect with the world!!
Schoodic Point was a spectacular 45 mile drive & we checked out the new campground . The heavily wooded & spacious sites are attractive on their own, but throw in water & electric, camping paradise! We may stay there two weeks next year. Who knows? The crashing waves at the point, the views of Cadillac Mountain, & the volcanic diabase dikes are the big draws in this part of Acadia. And gracious, there are even less commercial places.
Seawall Campground has a great picnic area on the ocean where folks park, drag their camp chairs over the rocks, & chill. We spent a lovely afternoon watching the boats & water flow by. One lady even brought her knitting! Maggie had a good time getting out of the house!
Acadia National Park owes a lot to Mr Rockefeller. During the early part of 20th century he financed, designed, & built over 45 miles of Carriage Roads to provide accessibility to the park. The road around Eagle Lake was one of the best hikes. The carriage roads are paved with “stone” (in the south it would be called “gravel”) and are 16 feet wide! It’s a good thing because 95% of the traffic is bicyclists! The views of Eagle Lake and the gentle grade made the 5 miles seem fairly easy.
On the way back, we explored Northeast Harbor and the tiny village of Seal Harbor. Both of these communities have a very wealthy air about them. The cottages are grand homes. Martha Stewart’s home adds to Seal Cove’s glamour. Not for us though, we were happy to get back to our 2 block town.