The National Parks are in a constant threat of abolishment, now more than ever. I can’t imagine, even as someone who discovered her love for them so much later in her life, what I would do without their healing power, their ability to make me feel whole and connected. Our trip recent national park trip brought us to a new discovery: Acadia National Park.
Because of its proximity to us – about an 8 hour drive from New Jersey, we have claimed it as “our park”, though the beauty of the national parks is that they all are our parks.
During a conversation about the national parks on Minnesota’s Public Radio with Dayton Duncan, who wrote and co-produced the 2009 Ken Burns documentary “The National Parks” featured on PBS (you can listen to it here), we talked about the beauty and life-changing impact of the national parks on our lives and on us as people. I can’t emphasis that message enough.
Every national park I have visited has influenced me, has rearranged my priorities, and has reset or made even more solid the life goals I have set for myself and my family. I see how they influence my children too and I know they are growing to be givers to this world, not only takers.
Stay tuned while I share a feature story on Expedia Viewfinder of my time at Acadia, but for now here are some images that I hope will inspire a visit and further motivate you to get involved in helping to preserve and protect our parks.
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