Acadia NP, Then & Now + Biking Carriage Trails

On day two of in Acadia National Park we enjoyed a fabulous bike ride on the Carriage Trails. There are 57 miles of Carriage Trails, we opted for the ones that took us around Jordan’s Pond and Eagle Lake. If you love our National Parks as much as we do than we invite you to join us on our ride as we learn some of the fascinating history of how the park was started as well as some of the best and most popular places be sure and to while you visit.

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Hiking in Acadia National Park – Trust the Journey

When traveling cross-county, many of us map out our general route and drop some pins along our “bucket list” of favorite spots to see. 
 
Some of us are planners, where the whole journey needs to first be mapped out and planned. Others like Michael and I are more of a “just wing it” type. We generally have a good idea of our plans between driving, taking care of our furry pupster Kaliki and stocking the RV with supplies.   Later we figure out where we are going to stay, without micro-managing our daily agenda – yeah, we’re the “wing it” couple. 
So on this trip heading to the far North to York, Maine we decided that since we were only a few hundred miles to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, we continued our northerly sojourn.
To make the most of our time in the Acadia National Park, we rose early to assure we would be able to find parking for our 25 foot RV (large parking spots are few and far between). That said, the park offers a nice transit system free of charge that can take visitors around the 27-mile loop, complete with hop-on and off privileges.
We jumped off at Sand Beach and on the spur of the moment, decided to try The Great Head Trail.

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Flyover Moravia & Lake Skaneateles to Lake Cayuga State Park

Video 25 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

In this episode we focus on the cinematic breathtaking drone views in upstate New York, including Lake Skaneateles (cleanest lake water in the USA), Moravia – the home of President Millard Fillmore and his wife as well as industrialist John Rockefeller. We also enjoyed the beauty of Lake Cayuga adjacent to an awesome State Park with fantastic bike trails.

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Watkins Glen State Park, NY – Glorious Gorge, 19 Waterfalls

Video 24 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

The Watkins Glen State Park long, long gorge and waterfalls are a must-see for anyone who wants to be up close and personal with mother nature. So if you are looking for a rare opportunity to literally touch this magical wonder with 19 waterfalls highlighting in action, head for the Finger Lakes in New York and be sure to add this to your bucket list!

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Magic Moments of the Mighty Niagara Falls (Night Photos, too)

Video 22 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

Sooner or later, Niagara Falls is a “MUST SEE” for us all. And while others like to compare their favorites to the mighty Niagara, once you’ve seen both the American and Canadian segments of the falls, you’ll never forget those magic moments enjoying its beauty,

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Indiana Dunes State Park, Above Lake Michigan and Butterflies

Video 16 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
After seeing family in Milwaukee and enduring the midday Chicago traffic, we arrived at the Indiana Dunes State Park and National Shores at Lake Michigan. If you’re in the area between the Spring and Fall, be sure to drop by even if it’s only a day trip.

OUCH – Face plant in Winona, Minnesota, Across Mississippi to Wisconsin Dells

Video 15 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

Once in a while it’s okay to RV overnight in a Walmart (Winona, Minnesota) and the nearby lake was beautiful. Bad news – don’t run wide open with your dog on wet grass chasing a squirrel into a tree! Meanwhile, after crossing the Mississippi we enjoyed spending some time in the Wisconsin Dells before heading to Indiana.

From South Dakota Badlands to USA Minuteman Nuclear Missile Museum

Video 14 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

As we head through South Dakota to the Badlands National Park to the Minuteman Nuclear Missile National Museum, we also dropped by the Walls Drug complex after seeing all the roadside ad signs. The Badlands are, well… not a place you’d expect to see much life including vegetation but the sandstone hills and cliffs are quite remarkable – just the kind of terrain you might expect President Teddy Roosevelt to trot through on his horse. Nearby we saw a sign for the Minuteman Missile National Museum so we thought “why not?” (or at least Michael was game). That said, not many enjoy the thought of our Country being involved in a thermonuclear war so if this sort of thing doesn’t make you wonder about our National deterrent to avoid future International Wars, we certainly understand why you might want to pass seeing our Minuteman National Museum.

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Getting High Atop Beartooth Pass, 11,000 Foot in the SNOW

Video 10 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

As we left Yellowstone Park heading North-East, we spent the night at the Crazy Creek Campground. Continuing North to Billings, we climbed, climbed and climbed some more in our RV before reaching Beartooth Mountain Pass at a whopping 10,947 feet high! Best of all, our Siberian Husky Kaliki loved the opportunity to frolic in the snow – overlooking mountain sheep and an abundance of pristine lakes.

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Grand Tetons, Yellowstone Falls, Old Faithful, Buffalo’s Up Close

Video 10 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

After wrapping up our tour of the Grand Tetons (North of Jackson Lake), we entered Southern Yellowstone for an awesome “spin around the Park.” Yellowstone Falls had dramatic views and of course Old Faithful Geyser is not to be missed, complete with an insightful Park Ranger talk. Best of all, in the Lamar Valley we spotted herds of thousands of Buffalo’s, and even had one walk up to us in our RV!

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