Nearly everyone seems to have a bucket list of things to do, see, and experience before they move on to the next universe. As an outdoor educator, Yellowstone park ranger, naturalist guide, and nature mentor, I’ve been lucky to list and check-off my share of amazing national parks. While it’s hard to suggest places or […]
This trip to Maine and New Brunswick features national parks and legendary waterways, from Acadia National Park to the legendary Bay of Fundy and beyond! This journey is where sea and mountains, presidents and people, right whales and Roosevelts meet.
Begin in Bangor, and head straight for Acadia National Park’s famed Park Loop Road, boasting spectacular coastal views. Throughout the day, we take in the sights – Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Otter Cliffs – before a welcome dinner in Bar Harbor. Rise to watch the sunrise atop Cadillac Mountain, then board a boat for a cruise on Bass Harbor, through Blue Hill Bay to Frenchboro. Our next day is reserved for a morning kayak in Frenchman Bay and an afternoon of walking on the historic Rockefeller carriage roads. The day isn’t complete until a popover at Jordan Pond House has been had!
Cross the border into Canada and Roosevelt Campobello International Park, where we overnight in the former residence of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s family – an exclusive opportunity! A highlight is a wildlife and whale watching cruise in the rich waters of the Bay of Fundy, host to the highest tides on earth, and a feeding grounds for North Atlantic right whales. Top off the day with a private lobster dinner.
Our last stop is St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, which we reach by ferry. En route, we’ll paddle a kayak in a protected bay. We’ll walk the streets of the quaint town before a warm and festive farewell dinner.