Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day Camping, Part II

Meanwhile, 200+ miles out to the coast, a wonderful first: backcountry camping in Isle au Haut (Acadia National Park) via car-ferry-bike-hike. Pre-June, the ferry only drops off at Town Harbor. Biking via unpaved roads/trails is the way to go, but you still need to hike the last bit to the lean-to shelters.

The island is partially inhabited by full-time residents. In the summer, the population swells a bit, but over Memorial Day, there was hardly a peep heard on the few streets that exist. We did see some fun house constructions, and admired the many old-timey cars/fixtures/feel around the island.


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