Acadia National Park was the first national park east of the Mississippi River (in 1919). It contains 47,000 acres located on the southern coast of Maine, just 5 hours from Boston. The park consists of multiple islands, with the largest being Mount Desert Island (MDI). In 1947 there was a fire that burned 10,000 acres of the park. This fire is still referenced with some frequency by the locals as it well should be because it really changed the landscape of the area. Specifically, deciduous trees grew which were not there before which are the ones that change color in the fall thus increasing the tourism in the area many-fold.
The leaves were absolutely breathtaking. There really isn't much else to say. New England wins for best leaves I've ever seen;) Here are some pictures from various places in Acadia National Park. If you'd like to see others click here or click on the New England SlideShow on my blog homepage.
Next up...hiking, biking and of course more wining and dining:)