In the mid-1800s, artists and painters of the Hudson River School flocked to Mount Desert Island in Maine to capture its natural beauty with their brushstrokes – inspiring patrons and friends to explore the area. As more people came to savor the fresh salt air, beautiful scenery and relaxed pace, the fame and popularity of this gorgeous coastline grew. After years of preservation efforts, this lovely landscape became Acadia National Park in 1929. Photo by Ritesh Tandon (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Congrats to Manish Mamtani for winning the 2017 Share The Experience photo contest. This stunning shot of the Milky Way over Maine’s Acadia National Park will grace next year’s America the Beautiful public lands pass. Manish captured this photo at the park’s Boulder Beach while on a weekend getaway. “After taking this picture, we spent a couple of hours at the Boulder Beach enjoying the beautiful clear star-filled sky and the sound of waves crashing on the rocks. It was very beautiful and peaceful experience and we had the whole beach to ourselves,” said Manish.
Check out all of the winning photos.
Photo courtesy of Manish Mamtani (www.sharetheexperience.org).
With stellar views of sunrise, sunset and night sky, Acadia National Park in Maine is always welcoming. In the winter, visitors can ski, snowshoe, ride snowmobiles, camp, hike, ice fish and enjoy the park’s scenic views dressed in their snowy finery. Don’t forget to take a winter picture of sunset at Bass Harbor Head Light, an iconic Acadia experience. Photo by Kevin Davis (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The ocean mist floats on a breeze smelling of pine and birch. The sunset sparkles across the water as waves crash over the rocky shoreline. The views at Acadia National Park in Maine have inspired artists and dreamers for generations. Isn’t it time for you to see it for yourself? Photo by Nick Stasilli (www.sharetheexperience.org).
From its rocky coastline to the top of Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park in Maine will take your breath away. Day or night, the sights and sounds of the park give visitors memories they’ll cherish for a lifetime. Famous for sunrise, the park is also a terrific place to enjoy the night sky. Photo of the Milky Way from Little Hunters Beach by Joshua Snow (www.sharetheexperience.org).
There’s nothing like a 5 am sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean with the pink rocks of Maine’s rugged coastline illuminated by the golden light. Experience this amazing sight and others with free entrance to all national parks on Friday, August 25. We hope you get out there and #FindYourPark.
Photo from Acadia National Park by Lorianne Simon (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The walk along the Ocean Path at Acadia National Park in Maine is an easy stroll past tide pools, smooth boulders, jagged cliffs and lush forests. The deep smell of salt air accompanies the dramatic ocean views and the cacophony of breaking waves. The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia has been thrilling visitors for generations. Photo by William Mobilian (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Here’s a cute pic of a red fox seen at Maine’s Acadia National Park. If you are visiting the park, keep your eyes open along Park Loop Road, you may see foxes playing nearby! Please keep your distance when you spot cool creatures. Help us keep the wildlife wild. Photo by Matthew Lambert, National Park Service.
Ice clings to the granite shoreline as the sun rises above Acadia National Park in Maine. As dawn turns to day, visitors can explore the park’s forests, wetlands, beaches, lakes and mountains. There’s so much to see and do, but be sure to leave enough energy to find the perfect place to watch the sunset. Photo by National Park Service.