Spring in Acadia - Acadia National Park, Maine

Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Maine

On our scouting trip in April to Maine for Jeff Clow's Fall Maine Lighthouse Photo Tour, Jeff, Jaki Goode Miller and I spent a few days in Acadia National Park. It was the third week in April, and New England's terrible winter was still on display. In fact, the day we drove into the park, the waves near Thunder Hole were probably 30 feet high and were barely visible through the fog. It was a pretty impressive scene. The next morning, when we headed back out toward Thunder Hole, the scenery was decidedly calmer. Driving along Park Loop Road, we stopped at this lake to catch a few reflection shots of the trees. While they still were a ways from sprouting their leaves, I really liked the starkness of their barks as the early morning sun began to light up the scene.