Soar through Acadia National Park from home with Google Earth
We recognize that COVID-19 has prevented many of you from visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We are thinking of all our lovely visitors during this time and hope to welcome you back as soon as possible. But what if there was a way to visit the sprawling woods and waters of Acadia today, at home, possibly on your couch? Visit Acadia National Park by Google Earth is giving us the chance to do just that—you can take in the picturesque trails, summit-point views, and natural wonders that make up our beautiful park from home!
Perch atop the falcon-scraping summit of the Precipice Trail or observe the sweeping views of Cadillac Mountain. Glide across the beautifully dramatic pink-granite of Otter Cliff and hike the coast-hugging trails of the Ocean Path. In the mood for something a little more laid back? No judgement. Visit the meditative Jordan Pond to enjoy the tranquil, reflective waters. Or for a little vitamin D, bask in the sun on Sand Beach. Hungry for the perfect shot to capture? Head over to Thunder Hole for a 360-degree view of the natural rock inlet, surrounded by crashing waves and flying foam.
While we know nothing takes the place of being here in person, we hope that this virtual experience from Google Earth brings some joy and adventure into your homes. Perhaps it can evoke memories from past family vacations or serve as a guide for planning new ones. Maybe it is simply a needed, virtual respite from work. Whatever this virtual taste of Acadia National Park offers you, we look forward to welcoming you back in person soon!
Photos courtesy of Heather Anderson and Michael Belinski