These few pictures do not even come close to doing it justice.
Thunder Hole...the tide was not very strong coming in today so it was not so thunderous. But still very beautiful to watch the waves roll in over the rocky shoreline.
Bass Harbor Light is managed by the Coast Guard. There is an actual family living there. I would have loved that assignment, I mean how cool. They had children too. Course I am not sure how I would feel about it in the winter and I would probably grown tired of the tourist being on my front lawn all the time, so maybe not so much I would love it but I think I would like it!!!
We took the trail around to see the lighthouse from the treacherous side before going to the walking path to it. Quite obvious why it's still a working light, the rocks could do some heavy duty damage if you tried to come ashore here.
Panoramic of the lighthouse trail view.
Random hiking or walking the numerous trails was also fun and rarely did we encounter more than a couple of other people. It was always quiet and peaceful and clean, the area was very clean everywhere we went. No litter along the roads either. It was really incredible here!
Cooksey Point was a random find as we made a turn down an interesting looking road that had really pretty homes on it! We were actually on our way back to camp. Glad we found it. Got a little nervous when we saw all the signs warning us of poison ivy on the trail and to be very careful...
Cadillac Mountain, which is a must see in Acadia offered a great view of the entire area. However, it was crowded with lots of other guest. There was a tourist shop at the top which caught me off guard. And honestly, it kind of spoiled the whole nature feel for me. The shop was near the restroom facilities and it was packed. It sold basic snacks and drinks but it was also fully stocked with all touristy paraphernalia in it and it was just a little turn off for me. Oh well!
One of the awesome view on the way up the mountain...that's Eagle Lake in background.