Granitescapes of Acadia


Much of the coastline in Acadia National Park is comprised of granite that has been ravaged for millions of years by the forces of nature in the form of water, wind, and waves. Water intrudes into existing cracks and openings where it freezes, expands and moves the rock as it constantly weathers the land. Storm driven waves from the mighty Atlantic Ocean also bombard the already rugged coastline, with the distinct and picturesque landscape taking the full brunt of nature’s fury. The result is a stunning coastline vista that is unlike any other, one that draws millions of visitors every year to marvel and enjoy the beauty of Acadia National Park.  As the morning sun peeks over the horizon, the granite lights up and almost glows and is quite a sight.


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