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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Acadia National Park–Sieur de Monts

 

These are our pics and impressions of the

Sieur de Monts Spring area of Acadia National Park

 

Clicking the link above will allow you to see a map

of the entire Sieur de Monts area. . .

Sign Post

Sieur de Monts is one of the convenient entry points to the park road. . .

Hiking Trail

and is also a convenient parking place for several trailheads as noted on map. . .

The Spring House

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) . . .

Abbe Museum located at Sieur de Monts Spring

there is a fee to tour the Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts

Birch Wigwam

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. . .

Dorr Mem-SdM

George Bucknam Dorr

Gentleman Scholar

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. . .

The Wild Gardens of Acadia - Roadside plants - Wild Maine Blueberries, Blackberries, RaspberriesThe Wild Gardens of Acadia - Mountain Plants - Bayberry - Cedar

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The Wild Gardens of Acadia -The Wild Gardens of Acadia - The Bog was underwater from the two previous days of rain. . .

The Wild Gardens of Acadia - The Bog was underwater from the two previous days of rain. . .

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