My perfect way to end the summer is with a road trip! Seriously, I can just get into my car and drive a few hours to get out of my hometown, see amazing sights, and visit friends who live in other parts of the country — how great is that?! Since camping has been on my bucket list for quite some time (and was one of my goals for 2016), I decided to round up a few friends and head north for a brief camping trip over Labor Day weekend (how can I not take a trip when I already have an extra day off work?!). So with a quick stop in Boston to grab my wonderful friends, we made our way up to Acadia National Park for the weekend!
Naturally, we decided to start off with Precipice Trail, one of the hardest trails at Acadia.
It was like a giant obstacle course! At first, we were climbing over fields of boulders, and then we were climbing up metal rungs on the side of the mountain. #likeaboss
It was a long way up, but totally worth it!
The views were stunning (iPhone photos really don’t do any justice).
(When you have a couple AND a photographer with you… #thirdwheeling).
We were very glad we hiked up, not down this trail.
Day 2 we took a slower pace, opting for a walk around the coast.
Eventually (after like 4 hours…) we made it to the beach! Shoes finally got to come off. The water was absolutely freezing, in case you were wondering.
Our last stop of the day was for a “popover” (they were a must have, we were told). And blueberry soda!
Since we had to get up pretty early our last morning to make the long haul back to PA, we voted to get up an hour earlier to see the sunrise. We pack up our tent in the dark, jumped in my car, and speed up Cadillac Mountain (seriously though, I felt like I was in Mario Kart) to watch the sun peak over the horizon.
Totally worth the 12 hour drive.