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SLIDE SHOW: Acadia National Park

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Kids play after feasting on popovers with Jordan Pond and the Bubbles behind them.

Kids play after feasting on popovers with Jordan Pond and the Bubbles behind them.

A cairn shows the way on this Champlain Mountain trail, heading toward "The Bowl", a lovely 8-acre pond.

A cairn shows the way on this Champlain Mountain trail, heading toward "The Bowl", a lovely 8-acre pond.

Looking south from Champlain Mountain.

Looking south from Champlain Mountain.

The view of "The Bowl", an 8-acre mountain pond just northwest of The Beehive with Sand Beach to the left.

The view of "The Bowl", an 8-acre mountain pond just northwest of The Beehive with Sand Beach to the left.

Popovers and tea, a tradition not to be missed, at The Jordan Pond House.

Popovers and tea, a tradition not to be missed, at The Jordan Pond House.

Blue ocean and blue sky welcome hikers for lunch at Champlain's summit.

Blue ocean and blue sky welcome hikers for lunch at Champlain's summit.

A survey marker at the summit of Champlain.

A survey marker at the summit of Champlain.

Young hikers tackle one of the many trails throughout the park including this one heading toward the summit of Champlain Mountain.

Young hikers tackle one of the many trails throughout the park including this one heading toward the summit of Champlain Mountain.

Open rock face beckon visitors to stay and take in the view of the endless ocean on the summit of Cadillac.

Open rock face beckon visitors to stay and take in the view of the endless ocean on the summit of Cadillac.

Stone steps along the trail to Dorr Mountain.

Stone steps along the trail to Dorr Mountain.

Hikers take in the view from the summit of Champlain Mountain.

Hikers take in the view from the summit of Champlain Mountain.

More spectators gather to witness the wonders at Thunder Hole.  Along with a thunderous sound, the ocean waves may splash into the air as high as 40 feet.

More spectators gather to witness the wonders at Thunder Hole. Along with a thunderous sound, the ocean waves may splash into the air as high as 40 feet.

Old-fashioned trail signs mark the way in miles and kilometers.  Acadia boasts more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails.

Old-fashioned trail signs mark the way in miles and kilometers. Acadia boasts more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails.

The expansive rocky coastline is seen in the background from Sand Beach.

The expansive rocky coastline is seen in the background from Sand Beach.

Spectators gather around Thunder Hole, a naturally formed inlet which produces a sound like thunder when struck with an incoming wave.

Spectators gather around Thunder Hole, a naturally formed inlet which produces a sound like thunder when struck with an incoming wave.

Sand Beach with its sandy shore is a rare but welcome surprise along Acadia's rocky coast.

Sand Beach with its sandy shore is a rare but welcome surprise along Acadia's rocky coast.

All photos/art by Christopher Churchill

Acadia National Park encompasses the best Maine has to offer with its rocky coastline, woodlands, historic trails and lakes.
Join photographer Christopher Churchill as he captures the beauty of the natural landscape at the height of summer.

View more of Christopher’s photography on his Web site.

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