Memorial Day in Acadia and I was actually surprised to see the park with so many people already… at least over on the Loop Road that is. Sand Beach had quite a crowd, and although we definitely enjoyed some beach time after the long winter, we preferred exploring some quieter places today.
The Jesup Path takes you across the Great Meadow from the Loop Road to the Sieur de Monts Spring, the Wild Gardens of Acadia, the Nature Center, and the Abbe Museum. Within about 100 yards of the parking lot, you will find the most delicious scene, with lush grasses and ferns anchoring a scattering of very striking paper birch trees. Gorgeous greens and dappled light… I couldn’t resist moving the camera 🙂