Acadia National Park is a great place to spend the day adventuring. Located on Mount Desert Island in Maine, it’s home to an amazing array of habitats. In one short stretch you can explore mountains, the beach, ponds, lakes and woods. The park is also just a stone’s throw from Bar Harbor,
so if you get hungry during your travels you can be in line for a lobster roll is mere minutes. Did I mention that the park is pet friendly? How much better can it get? It really is a perfect little spot to play.
And play we did! The dogs had a blast running through the surf on gorgeous Sand Beach. From one end of the shore to the other they chased waves, frolicked, and swam through the chilly Atlantic waters. The beach is capped by a wooded jetty on one end, a rocky outcrop on the other, and
is cornered by a pond whose clear waters reflect the mountain that watches over the
beach in the distance.
The pups raced across the summit of Cadillac Mountain, following the trails down the side like surefooted little mountain goats. We followed our little climbers as
they bounded around like jack rabbits, exploring, conquering, even taking the time to enjoy the view. While we didn’t let them out to experience the wonders of Thunder Hole, they did enjoy a lengthy hike on the wooded trails around Jordan Pond.
We had a great day at the park. Traveling with dogs can be complicated, and I’m so grateful for all the places that welcome furry family members with open arms. Mount Desert Island quickly became one of my favorite places and I can’t wait to visit again.