I Love it here in Maine.....you can be flat broke and always find something to do that will give you goose bumps or make you say a silent prayer of thanks for being surrounded by such majestic beauty. For me, April....before the leaves are on the trees but the grass is a luscious green is the best time of the year to visit Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor....it is still cool at night and hitting the 60's and sometimes 70's, during the day....it's great for hiking in the Park and shopping/walking the streets in town by the docks. It has rained every day the past 6 weeks, so water was just dropping off the rocks throughout Acadia... The Park landscape appears dry because the leaves have not come out yet....in another month, the park will have a more lush feel to it. Cruise ship in Frenchman's Bay outside of the town of Bar Harbor, with tenders bringing the guests in to the town dock. The town relies on vacationers during the summer to bring enough money in 4 months to allow the shop owners and restaurant owners live off of, for the entire year. Winters are too cold for the tourist trade. that's the town....very new englander type town All the surrounding bays of Mount Desert Island have smaller islands in them....these shots are from Cadillac Mountain, the first point to see sunrise in the USA. you can walk over to some of the islands during low tide....we can have as much as a 15 foot spread between high and low tides here! TO BE CONTINUED!