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Acadia National Park & The Looking Glass
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Explore Acadia National Park offering sweeping vistas of majestic cliffs, rocky coves, glacier carved lakes and forests followed by a stop at the Looking Glass Restaurant for a seasonal treat. Travel the 27 mile Park Loop Road to Hull’s Cove, passing famous sights including Jordan Pond House, Otter Cliffs and Thunder Hole, where ocean swells converge against granite cliffs to create a thunderous roar. Depending on parking availability and weather conditions, a photo stop may be made at Thunder Hole. Most of the park was donated by the Rockefeller family, as you wind through it, you’ll see hand-cut stone bridges and other evidence of their elaborate carriage trails. A scenic stop is made in the park as you travel along the loop road.
After visiting the park, enjoy a typical Maine seasonal dessert accompanied by tea, coffee or a cool beverage at the Looking Glass Restaurant with commanding views of Frenchman Bay. The restaurant is located on the estate formerly owned by Mary Roberts Rinehart, a mystery writer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During the tour you’ll also pass by some of Bar Harbor’s city sights as well as mansions built by some of the country’s most prominent citizens. Today, many have been converted to quaint Bed and Breakfast Inns.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour does not visit the summit of Cadillac Mountain. Walking is at your discretion. Most surfaces are paved but there are some uneven, slippery-when-wet areas and some steps. The order of the stops might be reversed to avoid congestion.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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