Friday, June 08, 2012

A Visit to Acadia (National Park that is)

This statue of Paul Bunyan welcomes you to the town
of Rumford. That's Scott standing next to him so you can
judge the height.
 It's a long drive from our home in Cuttingsville, VT to Mt. Desert Island in Maine - seven hours no matter which way you go. Google would send us down to Concord N.H.  and up the coast on Rt95 but we chose the shorter slow trip over Route 302 and 2. Our good friends Alan and Jeannette Feurer own and run Ann's Point Inn in Bass Harbor (www.ann' They invite a few friends/family up for the first week of the season to practice on before welcoming their regular guests. We volunteer every time. It's worth the long drive for sure.
We were ready for a rest stop when we entered Rumford Falls, Maine and were welcomed by Paul Bunyan. A beautiful park overlooks the falls by a graceful bridge spanning the Androscoggin. A number of iron cutout statues are scattered around commemorating the indian tribe that originally lived here. A memorial to Edmund Muskie, Maine Senator and U. S. Secretary of State was dedicated here in 2000.
A wrought iron moose stands watch over the
Pennacook Falls, the highest waterfall east of Niagra,
falling 177 feet over granite.
 A close up of the top section of the falls
The view from the bridge
Our beautiful bedroom at Ann's Point Inn in Bass Harbor
Relaxing with glasses of wine in the living room
The tide was half way out when we arrived. The Inn is
on a peninsula and every room has a water view
We arrived in time for drinks, dinner and great conversation with our fellow guests. We plan to do some kayaking and hiking while we're here but I'll save the details for a future post.
Our first morning's elegant breakfast; baked blueberry
french toast, smoked salmon and fresh peaches
The "trial" guests; Scott, Jane Hulting-Cohen,  our hosts
Alan and  Jeanette Feuer, Trudy Burke, Jim Cohen and J.P.L.

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