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Stillwater River, ME

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Location: Old Town, Maine
Date: October 12, 2010


One morning I drove north from Orono along the Stillwater River to the northern end of Marsh Island. I reached a place where the dirt road was right along the river and crossed by a small wetland. Here are some photos from that fall morning.








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Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park

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Date: October 2, 2010


The Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park is a small disjunct part of the park just east and across Frenchman Bay from Bar Harbor.  The Schoodic Peninsula is just south of the town of Winter Harbor, about a 45 minute drive from Bar Harbor.


A one way loop road travels along the coastline of the peninsula.  There are also a few short trails that ascend the 440 ft Schoodic Head, as well as the much small hill called the Anvil.  A side road goes to the Schoodic Point parking area where the rocky coast is more exposed to the open ocean than on Mount Desert Island because of fewer offshore islands.




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Mansell Mountain, Acadia National Park

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Distance: ~2.5 mi (4 km) round trip
Highest elevation: 949 ft (289 m)
Elevation gain: 879 ft (268 m)
Date: October 2, 2010

Mansell Mountain is located on the western side of Mount Desert Island northwest of Southwest Harbor in Acadia National Park.  The mountain is at the southwest end of Long Pond and across the pond from Beech Mountain.


Several trails ascend the mountain, so there are plenty of opportunities to create a loop hike in the area.  Perhaps the best ascent route is the Perpendicular Trail, which rises up the steep eastern face of the mountain overlooking Long Pond.  This trail follows granite staircases and a few ladder rungs before leveling off slightly when it reaches the discrete summit.


On the descent from the summit I took the Mansell Mountain Trail, which follows the south ridge of the mountain and has several good views.  Once back at the bottom of the mountain I followed the Cold Brook Trail back east to the Long Pond parking area.


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Ship Harbor Trail, Acadia National Park

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Date: October 2, 2010
Distance: 1.3 mi (2.1 km) round trip


The Ship Harbor Trail in Acadia National Park is an easy, flat trail on the southwest side of Mount Desert Island.  This trail is away from most of the more visited areas of the park, so the trial probably will not be crowded and may be empty.


The trail is a narrow loop, one side of which follows the shore of Ship Harbor before reaching the rocky coast.  The trial then turns around and heads back to the trailhead while paralleling the other half of the loop.


The Ship Harbor trailhead is along route 102A between the Wonderland Trail and turn for the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.  This lighthouse is set in a beautiful location along the coast where a very short trial leads to great views of it.  The Seawall Campground is east of the trailhead.




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