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.


16 Comments to “About”

  1. Hi Lynn,

    Love your blog! I was talking to Nicole at the Ellsworth American about it.

    I was wondering if you wanted to exchange links in your blogroll. I’ve got my own Maine observations at my blog if you want to check it out. And if you want a cup of coffee (or some cool artwork) your next time through Ellsworth, stop at the Maine Grind and say hi!


  2. I’m convinced. Sometime I will make it to Acadia. It sounds fabulous!

  3. Both your site and your blog are fantastic! My wife and I are planning our second trip up to MDI and it is so refreshing to find a site that gives good unpaid advice on getting the most out of the island. Please keep up the good work!

  4. Great job! I am a southern girl who came to Maine four years ago. First I fell in love with a fella who lives on MDI, then I fell in love with MDI itself! Maine is perfect.

    As a photographer, I have and will continue to take countless photos of this gorgeous piece of earth and sea.

    I look forward to overhearing your conversation with yourself.

  5. Lynn… what a great blog about my favorite place on earth! Thanks for sharing your passion for Acadia National Park – as you already know it truly is a special place. Your insights and advice are obviously fueled by a love for this jewel of a place, and am sure that others appreciate your willingness to share. Loved your other site too: http://www.ouracadia.com

  6. I love Acadia too! I’ve even hiked up Cadillac on New Year’s morning…twice! Once was a delightful (but cold) moonlit night and we watched the first sunrise of the year from the first place to see it in the US. The second time took a pack with everything to make a mountain-top breakfast but the weather didn’t cooperate. It was extremely cold, windy, and it was sleeting. We forged on, determined to make it to the top but we arrived just after the sunrise (which didn’t really exist because of the cloud cover.) We didn’t have breakfast at the top (we were coated in ice!) but we did stop under a big tree on the way down and made hot chocolate. Ahhhh!

    I tweeted your ” ‘More than a Vacation’ for kids ” post and look forward to more!

    • A highlight of last summer for me was seeing the sunrise from Cadillac. But New Year’s — that’s very cool. I’m really glad to know you, Brenda. Thank you for your comment and the Tweet. I was wondering who did that!

  7. It’s great to see your passion for a place I consider one of the most beautiful on the planet. I hope you’ll come join more Acadia evangelists at http://acadianp.ning.com/ – share your thoughts and photos and help spread the word.

  8. I love Acadia too. My husband and I are native New Yorkers and he popped the question 13 years ago when we vacationed in Bar Harbor. Last summer we introduced our son and daughter to the beauty of Acadia National Park. We are returning again in 2 weeks.

    • I think Acadia is perfect for romance! What did you do with the kids? What was their favorite? I was just in Bar Harbor and my sweetheart and I played mini golf at Pirate’s Cove — maybe when your kids are older they’ll love this great course!

  9. I confess, I am a Southern Girl, from the barrier Islands of South Carolina. But I think I have to venture out of my comfort zone. And I’m always intrigued when there is lobster involved. I’ll be back for more news.

  10. Hi, I really enjoy reading your blog and posts on TripAdvisor.com. I sometimes steal your blog posts for our Facebook page, both for our inn and for our Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast Association. Hope you don’t mind!

  11. My husband and I just moved here from Texas and before Texas–Paris, France. He’s a Chef in the Coast Guard and I’m a history/travel enthusiast…together we’re The Traveling Pear. I found your blog in hopes there were others here in Maine that blogged about it’s uniqueness…I’m just getting my feet wet. Your blog is super helpful!

    • My sister in NH just gave a bridal shower and used the “perfect pear” theme. I’ll take that as a sign that it’s good for us to connect! I just visited Austin. So much there to love! And Paris…

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