On Monday morning, we checked out of Schoodic Woods Campground and headed over to Seawall Campground in Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island for our last night in Acadia National Park. The perk of Seawall Campground is that it is a quick drive to a lot of the desirable attractions in Acadia. Unlike Schoodic Woods Campground though, Seawall Campground has no hookups for electricity or water.
After we set up and had lunch, we headed to Bass Harbor Light Station, the only lighthouse on Mount Desert Island. It was constructed in 1858 by the US Army Corps of Engineers and became automated in 1974. The lighthouse belongs to the Coast Guard and a local Coast Guard member and his family currently live in the keeper’s house.
After the lighthouse, we headed to check out some of the carriage roads. The Carriage Roads were financed and directed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. between 1913 and 1940 because Rockefeller wanted to travel on motor-free byways by horse and carriage. 45 miles of these woodland roads’ are around the mountains and valleys of Acadia National Park.
We parked in a lot and rode our bikes around Jordan Pond. Well, Chris, Carter, and I rode our bikes. Ben & Jack got to take it easy in the bugger. Have I mentioned yet that this is the same bugger Chris and his brother used to ride in when they were kids?
We decided to be spontaneous and stopped for dinner at The Upper Deck on the way back to the campground. The restaurant had an ocean view, which is basically my personal requirement when dining out in Maine!
Once we finally made it back to the campground, we relaxed around the campfire with some yummy s’mores.
Catch up on the rest of our Acadia National Park trip: