by the Friends of Acadia, a nonprofit that
has, among other things, established an
endowment to maintain the carriage roads
Like its grand national park brethren in the West, Acadia has many beloved
landmarks. But where Yellowstone scatters
its geysers, falls, and valleys across more
than 2. 2 million acres, Acadia compacts its
pleasures into about a fiftieth of the space.
The granite top of Cadillac Mountain,
scarred by the last ice age, is the first place
to see the sunrise for six months of the year.
Jordan Pond, a glacier-formed tarn, is 150
feet deep, with clarity down to almost 50
feet. Otter Cliff, towering 110 feet above
the Atlantic, is one of the tallest headlands
north of Rio de Janeiro.
Nearby is Thunder Hole, a water’s-
edge cavern that, when wave conditions are
right, explodes with trapped air and water,
shooting spray 40 feet into the air. The
Seawall is a natural granite-and-boulder
wall facing the ocean, and the Precipice,
on the east side of Champlain Mountain, is
nearly 1,000 vertical feet of dizzying climb-
ing trail and home to nesting peregrine fal-
cons in season. Somes Sound is a narrow
ocean inlet running deep into the interior of
Mount Desert Island. It was once called the
only fjord on the East Coast, but because NPS
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