Tuesday Shares: Acadia National Park, Maine

Have you ever seen cows like this?  My friend Janet and her partner Harry recently took a vacation to the stunningly beautiful Acadia National Park, located in the State of Maine.  Janet graciously gave me permission to share a few photos from her trip.

These interesting looking cows are called, “Galloway belted”; however, the locals refer to them as, “Oreo cows”.

[courtesy https://picky-palate.com/oreo-stuffed-chocolate-chip-cookies%5D

Yes, I see the resemblance!

Acadia National Park is located along the coastal area (Atlantic Ocean) of the State of Maine. It spans over 47,000 acres, and is situated approximately 160 miles (257 km) from the city of Portland, Maine, and about 50 miles (80 km) from the city of Bangor, Maine.

Acadia National Park includes areas comprised of pink granite.  This photo shows a huge chunk of it by the water’s edge.  You can see how large it is, as it almost takes up Janet’s entire hand!
Here’s Janet standing in front of what appears to be the backdrop of a movie! It looks surreal!  Janet mentioned that to keep the traffic down, the park offers its visitors free shuttle bus service to areas all over the park.  I think that’s a fantastic idea, and certainly allows for a less-intrusive, less-crowded experience.  She also mentioned that a visitors center located north of Portland provided patrons with free blueberries!
Thanks so much to Janet for providing me with these beautiful photos to share with you! I really want to visit this amazing area of the U.S.!  And for a personal “Canadian” association, there is a place called, “Bar Harbor” located in the park (which is about a 2 1/2 hour drive to the Canadian border – Province of New Brunswick).

  26 comments for “Tuesday Shares: Acadia National Park, Maine

  1. August 27, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I thought the cows were Holstein cows! Oreo Cookie Cows. Yum!

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    • August 27, 2019 at 9:19 am

      LOL Aren’t they cool, John? I have never seen them before! Cher xo


  2. August 27, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Beautiful place to visit, Cher 🙂
    Remember to show us your photos, when you have been there.

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    • August 27, 2019 at 9:20 am

      Thank you, dear Irene! Yes, I sure will do that! My friend Janet and her partner Harry had such a wonderful time and couldn’t say enough great things about it! Cher xo

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  3. August 27, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I love the cows. 🙂 The rocks as well. So interesting. Thank you to your friend for letting us see everything.

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    • August 27, 2019 at 9:47 am

      I agree! I love the cows too! When I saw Janet’s pics I asked her right away if I could share them! Thank you, my dear! Cher xo


  4. August 27, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Janet was practically right down the street from me! Okay, more like down the street for four hours, but still…lol!

    I’ve been wanting to visit Acadia for ages, and now these pictures make me want to go even more! Thanks for sharing them Cher (and thanks to your friend for taking them).

    Oh, and we have a bunch of those Galloway cows down the street (literally this time) and every time we drive by, we say, “Hi Oreos” 😊

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    • August 27, 2019 at 10:09 am

      Are you, Traci? That’s really cool! Janet and her partner Harry absolutely love this area! I shall let her know; thank you, Traci! Do you? LOL That’s funny! I honestly had never even heard of this type of cow before seeing Janet’s photo! Thank you, Traci! Cher xo

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      • August 27, 2019 at 10:11 am

        Maine is just all around gorgeous, much like New Hampshire. And I’ve been meaning to try to get a picture of them, but I always forget to have my camera or phone handy – I’ll try to make a point of it soon!

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      • August 27, 2019 at 10:41 am

        Is it, Traci? Well yes, an Oreo photo or two, please! 😉 Cher xo

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  5. August 27, 2019 at 10:23 am

    So beautiful there! I never knew that type of cow existed:)

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    • August 27, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Me too, Becky! I had no idea! It is such a gorgeous place that I definitely want to visit it! Thank you! Cher xo

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  6. August 27, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Loved visiting Acadia. It was my 2nd national park to visit (currently up to 4) and Janet is standing in Jordan Pond I believe with the bubbles in the background. I hiked to the top of one of the bubbles 🙂

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    • August 27, 2019 at 11:15 am

      That’s really cool, Teri! I’ll have to ask Janet if she knew about the pond’s name. Cher xo


      • August 27, 2019 at 11:19 am

        There’s also a restaurant at the pond that serves killer popovers or so I’ve heard from others. Was too crowded to get in when we were there.

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      • August 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm

        Oh is there? I’ll ask Janet about that too!


  7. August 27, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Oh, such beautiful photos. Oreo cows… lol! We have those here too 😄

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    • August 27, 2019 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you, Erika (on behalf of Janet)! You do? How cool is that? Do you call them Oreo cows? LOL Cher xo

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  8. August 27, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    A very nice share indeed … cookie cows feeding on green grass (out here in California they’ve forced to eat dried grasses….

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    • August 27, 2019 at 5:07 pm

      I love that! “Cookie Cows”! Ah, I hope you get some rain soon. Thank you my dear! Cher xo


  9. August 27, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Acadia National Park is one of the most gorgeous on the East Coast. And its landscape, like much of coastal Maine, is pretty much the same as that of Canada’s nearby Maritime Provinces.

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    • August 28, 2019 at 9:27 am

      Is it, Brett? Having been to the Maritime Provinces on a number of occasions, I think I would love Acadia National Park. Thank you! Cher xo

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