I work in the media business in Manhattan, but I’m a born-and-bred New Englander who recently started publishing a Web site OUR ACADIA to help visitors to Mount Desert Island, Maine, explore, eat, and relax. Unlike a lot of sites about Acadia National Park, it’s not a paid directory. It has a point-of-view. Where to find the best lobster. When to visit. What to do on a rainy day. Plus there are some wonderful tips I’ve picked up from the locals.
Unfortunately, launching OUR ACADIA only enflamed my passion for “our national park on one of the world’s most beautiful islands.” Thus, I’ve started this dialogue with myself about Acadia National Park because (1) unlike Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, Mount Desert Island is relatively unknown to New Yorkers, (2) I am admittedly obsessed with it, and (3) a lot of times people would rather talk about Alex Rodriguez or Angelina Jolie than peregrines or intertidal zones. I can only torture my friends so much. So, my blog here is “A New Yorker Talks to Herself about Maine.” However, if you’re interested in Maine, the outdoors, or the topic at hand, I hope you’ll join in on the conversation.