These are our pics and impressions of the
Clicking the link above will allow you to see a map
of the entire Sieur de Monts area. . .
Sieur de Monts is one of the convenient entry points to the park road. . .
and is also a convenient parking place for several trailheads as noted on map. . .
Acadia’s first Park Superintendent, George Dorr,
built this spring house to cover and protect
the natural spring occurring here in the Great Meadow Area. . .
(prior to the advent of refrigerators
building a spring house also allowed
the coolness of the spring water to be
used for food preservation) . . .
there is a fee to tour the Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts
this birch bark wigwam out in front of the Abbe Museum,
is, I’m sure just a precursor of the
bone tools and implements found inside. . .
George Bucknam Dorr
Lover of Nature
Father of this National Park
Steadfast in his zeal
to make the beauties
of this island
available to all
I loved this monument and this tribute. . .
that I read on the NPS Website. . .
in a sense, Sieur de Monts Spring
has become a memorial to Dorr,
for it was his inspiration and determination
that led to the creation of Acadia National Park
As you are walking back to the parking area,
to your right will be the Sieur de Monts Nature and Visitor Center
and to your left will be the Wild Gardens of Acadia,
which document and display all the different
planting zones and specimens
found inside the park. . .
due to the previous two days of rain,
the bog was more than a little boggy. . .
Visiting Sieur de Monts Springs,
made me curious enough
to want to visit the ruins of
George Dorr’s Old Farm Estate. . .
‘til next time,
Janice and Dave