Day 2 of our 4-day tour began early in the morning where we began our trip from Boston to Maine. Maine is the northernmost state in New England of North-eastern United States. Maine is 12th smallest state by area and is one of the least densely populated states in the United States. Maine is known for its jagged, rocky coastline; low, rolling mountains; heavily forested interior; and picturesque waterways, as well as its seafood cuisine, especially lobster and clams. There is a humid continental climate throughout most of the state, including coastal areas. Maine’s most populous city is Portland and its capital is Augusta.
Exciting to notice that our itinerary had one of most travelled destination, Acadia national park. Apart from the visit to Acadia National park, we had to visit Ogunquit and Nubble Lighthouse.
Later we visited the famous Acadia National Park which included attractions to visit such as Cadillac Mountain, Eagle Lake and Thunder hole.
Ogunquit which means Beautiful Place by the sea in Native American language is a popular summer destination for people of New England. This coastal town is located in beautiful York County. This was the first town that was taken over from Native Indians and they established sawmill, shipbuilding etc. Currently, fishing is the main source of income for the residents of Ogunquit. Ogunquit was named America’s Best Coastal Small Town in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice 2016.
Nubble Lighthouse is our next stop where we were said that many visitors visit the famed Nubble Lighthouse. The nubble lighthouse was constructed in the year 1879 where it was constructed on the sole purpose of saving lives of fisherman and other people who visited the rocky coast of Maine. The petition was provided to the Government of the United States by the citizens and in the year 1874 under President Rutherford B. Hayes granted $15,000 of the amount to construct the lighthouse. When it was constructed it was known as Knubble Lighthouse. After the completion of the lighthouse, the ownership was transferred to US Coast Guard and they renamed the same as Cape Neddick Lightstation and in the year 1987, the lighthouse was automated which stays automated till this date. Nubble Lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places to preserve and protect its historical presence in history. This is overseen by the United States Secretary of the Interior and the State of Maine’s Historic Preservation Office.
Later we visited Acadia National Park, Acadia National Park is an American National Park located in the state of Maine. The place was initially designated as Sieur de Monts National Monument by proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Sieur de Monts was renamed and redesignated Lafayette National Park by Congress in 1919—the first national park in the United States east of the Mississippi River and the only one in the North-eastern United States. The park was later renamed as Acadia National Park in the year 1929. #macrotraveller had a chance to visit, Cadillac Mountain, Eagle Lake and Thunder Hole. The same has been mentioned in our previous blog about Acadia National Park which you can refer here.