During the home stretch of our trip we had planned to make Mt. Katahdin our last big mountain stop. Much to our surprise, we were denied at the gate, which was a big misstep on our part. It turns out we were 2 feet too long and a few inches too tall for their size restrictions. (Read about our Katahdin stop here.)
I have never been to this part of Acadia, but some park rangers along the Blue Ridge Parkway told us it was the “quiet part of Acadia.” They were correct - as we were practically the only ones we saw here.
If you are unfamiliar with this area, check out the map below to get a better idea of where Winter Harbor is in relation to Mt. Desert Island...
The trail was about 5 miles total into the pines along the Schoodic peninsula. As we hiked, we could hear the deep, gutteral grumblings of the lobster boat engines just off the coast, and smell the salt in the air ~ one of the best things about Maine (you never really smell salt water until you come to the north east). I like to think this painting helps capture those quintessential Maine coast moments.
"View from Schoodic Head, Acadia National Park" Oil on Panel.
You can check out more insights about the art I've made during my Escape to Maine, 30 Days, 30 Paintings Challenge on Art Notes here.
See the list of locations and corresponding artwork for Escape to Maine, 30 Days, 30 Paintings Challenge here.