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A is for ACADIA and for "ASSESS"

A is for Acadia National Park, which was a favorite stop in our RV travels. We stayed at Timberland Acres campground in Trenton, Maine, which is about 10 miles from the entrance to Acadia. It was a great campground - nice and open with good level spaces. It had good laundry facilities and was close to grocery stores and of course, the national park. The folks at Timberland were very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this campground.

Below are some pictures from Acadia National Park, which is located on Mt. Desert Island. It's Downeast Maine at its best, with miles of rocky coastline and charming villages set on gorgeous harbors.

But first, here is our "A" RV TIP for new RVers:

TIP: When arriving at the campground, make sure you ASSESS your campsite before driving in. Check to make sure it is reasonably level and clear of debris. Also notice on which side your sewer, water and electrical hook-ups are, so that you can be sure to orient your RV properly for hooking up to utilities. There are a lot more tips about what to do when you get to the campground (and how to do it) in our book, Tips for New RVers: Catchin' the Dream.

Okay, now for glorious Acadia National Park!

Miles and miles of spectacular rocky coastline

The four-masted schooner Mary Todd, which offers several tours a day of beautiful Bar Harbor.

Harbor walkway in Bar Harbor

The harbor of one of the little villages on Mt. Desert Island - I forget which one!

Oh yeah, that's good Downeast food!! This was at Stewman's which is in Bar Harbor. You can eat outdoors with a great view of the harbor, and the food never let us down!

At Schoodic Point - a different part of Acadia that is well worth the half hour drive

Bass Harbor Light - one of the most famous and most photographed lighthouses in the U.S.

That's our Dreamcatcher RV, happily at home in her spot at Timberland RV Park

That's us at the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on Mt. Desert Island and an easy uphill drive.

That's us again, enjoying our outing on the Mary Todd


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