Footbridge - Mount Desert Isalnd, Maine

Mount Desert Isalnd, Somesville, Maine

When one thinks of Acadia National Park, the first thing that comes to mind is Maine's rugged coastline and beautiful lakes. What many visitors don't realize is that the park is actually located on the second biggest island (Mount Desert Island) on the eastern seaboard. The park was formed through a trust that gradually acquired land over a period of time that was ultimately granted national park status in 1919 by Woodrow Wilson. 

Given its history, Mount Desert Island has a lot of small towns that are randomly located around Acadia. Many of these towns are very small (the island has 10,000 residents year-round) but are nonetheless picturesque. This photo of a small footbridge in a town called Somesville. If you didn't know that it was there, you would miss it in the blink of an eye. Fortunately, I had visited it several years ago when the light was terrible and the foliage was not turning. I was a bit luckier this time.