Acadia National Park Off The Beaten Path

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    Wonderland Trail

    by kazander Updated Aug 3, 2004

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    Wonderland

    Wonderland Trail is located near the Bass Harbor Lighthouse on the western side of Mount Desert Island. Not a terribly long or hard trail, you walk throught the woods through pine trees and rosebushes and end up on a gorgeous craggy beach. I say it's off the beaten path because there were a lot less people here when we visited which was right in the middle of the day. You wont see nearly as many people over on the western side of the Island as you will over on the Loop road.

    Along Route 102A, you will see signs and a little pulloff parking "lot" . The trail is next to it

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    Mt. Desert St. Cemetery

    by richiecdisc Updated Dec 4, 2003

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    a bit of quite right in Bar Harbor

    Bar Harbor can get a wee bit crowded so best to ditch your car as soon as you get into town and stroll some of the backstreets. One nice quiet place is the cemetery on Mt. Desert Street. Though right in the middle of town, it seems not a soul bothers to check it out. All the more reason you should. ;)

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    A nice end point on our climb

    by worldtrekker Written Feb 25, 2003

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    We all made it!

    The climb up Precipice was challenging and created a little bit more excitement for us. It was really worth the extra effort to go up the way we did. The views from the top were fantastic. We could see Bar Harbor and some nearby islands below with a cruise ship just off shore. The mainland of Maine and the open ocean were also on the horizon.

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    Get adventurous and go up the challenging way

    by worldtrekker Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Whoa, that's a long way down...

    It was kind of my decision to take this way up but my brother and Diana from Hungary were troopers. They had never done this type of climb before. They were a bit unsure at times because there were some steep dropoffs and a slip could mean a nasty fall, but they perservered. A good way to go is to take it slow and really pay attention to where you're putting your hands and feet as you climb. This is not a route you want to take if it is raining or there is an electrical storm. The ledge surfaces get very slippery and you could slide right off the edge. Being exposed on a ledge could also attract lightening to you. Check out weather conditions before you go.

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    Climb the Precipice Trail

    by worldtrekker Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Climbing up Mt Champlain

    This may not be off the beaten path for some, but it is certainly not the way most people would choose to get up Mt Champlain. When starting out at the trailhead, there's a warning that this is a non-technical climb. You won't be getting up this way without using your hands. The ascent is very steep and involves rungs and ladders. There are exposed cliffs and ledges and you'll also need to crawl a bit through some boulders. If you have a fear of heights don't attempt this.

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    Have a look at the trees

    by Myndo Written Jul 16, 2004

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    Tree

    Yes, I know, some may think this is boring
    ....
    then they should be there in autumn.

    Every tree his own firework!

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