Scenic Coastal Drive from New England into
Eastern Canada
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Breathtaking view from the top of Cadillac Mountain at dusk in Acadia National Park in Maine, USA. (We
arrived a little bit too late and missed the sunset view.) The elevation of Cadillac Mountain is 1,528 feet and is
the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. There are many shades of granite at the
summit.

After viewing my Travelogue web pages on my tour of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in
eastern Canada, some interested readers asked me "How to get there?" and "How did you get there?".
Responding to these questions prompted me to generate this new web page to show that in July of 2004 and
of 2005, we drove our own car from New Jersey through scenic coastal highway of New England into eastern
Canada for our driving tour of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. A luxury that retirees have is
plenty of time to enjoy sightseeing travelling. We took time to drive leisurely and to stop frequently to enjoy
many beautiful and interesting places along the way. I also brought a stack of music CDs so that I can enjoy
my favored music while driving. We enjoyed very much this scenic coastal drive along New England as shown
on this web page. The journey itself is as enjoyable as the final destinations in such leisure driving tour.

On the other hand, a friend couple of mine flew from New Jersey to St. John's international airport in
Newfoundland, then got a rental car at St. John's airport to do their driving tour of Newfoundland.

Map: Click here for interactive Google Map showing location of Acadia National Park in Maine.

Map: Click here for detailed park map of Acadia National Park
Gorgeous views in nicely secluded Cobscook Bay State Park surrounded by the salt waters of Cobscook Bay,
and located four miles south of Dennysville, Maine. It is at the southeast corner of Maine near the border with
Canada. The park is surrounded on 3 sides by Cobscook Bay and offers quiet and solitude. The shores are
rocky and beautiful with a lot of wildlife. The Edmunds division of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge borders
Cobscook Bay.

Map: Click here for interactive Google Map showing location of Cobscook Bay State Park
Beautiful coastal landscape in Acadia National Park.
Relaxing lazily on a granite rock shaped by a glacier overlooking the Atlantic ocean in Acadia National Park.
The Sand Beach among the rocky coast in Acadia National Park.
Visitors looking at a pair of peregrine falcons raising several babies on the cliffs of Champlain Mountain in
Acadia National Park.
A beautiful lily pond in Acadia National Park.
Four ospreys (fish hawks) high on the nest in the Baring Division of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge  
(NWR) located on Route 1 by Calais in Maine. Moosehorn NWR is the easternmost national wildlife refuge in
the Atlantic flyway — a migration route for many kinds of migratory birds that follows the east coast of North
America.
Zoom in for a closer view of the ospreys on the nest in Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge located at the
junction of Route 1 (i.e., Route 9 or Baring St.) and Charlotte Rd., Calais, Maine.

Map: Click here for interactive Bing Map showing location of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

A detailed map of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge is available at:

http://
www.bikekinetix.com/t_me/me_state/moosehorn_north.php
A bald eagle at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.
A hiking trail in Acadia National Park.
Cormorants, gulls and other seabirds along rugged coastline of Acadia National Park.
A view of Bar Harbor and Porcupine Islands from Cadillac Mountain at dusk as we were driving down from the
top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
Cobscook Bay State Park is located at the mouth of Bay of Fundy which is famous for high tidal range of 52
feet at the throat of Bay of Fundy. Being at the mouth of Bay of Fundy, the tidal range at Cobscook Bay is
about 24 to 28 feet. Some visitors come here to observe the dramatic swing in the area tides. No wonder the
native Indians named the area Cobscook, which means “boiling tides.”  The Reversing Falls (boiling tides) on
Cobscook Bay is demonstrated by the video in the following YouTube website:

http://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZlX5JH9hWo

Harnessing Renewable Tidal Energy in Cobscook Bay and Bay of Fundy:

The following YouTube video shows the Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project to extract clean
renewable energy from the boiling tides in Cobscook Bay (and the associated Bay of Fundy).

http://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYDMr1bTjeI

The rise and fall of tide in Cobscook Bay is demonstrated by a time-lapse video at the following
YouTube website:

http://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOENQ85M5Y4

More detailed description of high tidal range of Bay of Fundy is on my web page at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Nova_Scotia_and_New_Brunswick.html
Rugged coast with pink granite slabs in Acadia National Park.
Inspiring vistas along the scenic coastal drive in New England with wildlife-rich setting.
Sweeping ocean views from the rocky shore of Acadia National Park.
More views in Cobscook Bay State Park.
In addition to the coastal areas of Maine shown above, the coastal areas of Massachusetts are also very
beautiful and interesting as shown on my Travelogue web page at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Autumn_and_Birding_in_NE.html


My tour of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in eastern Canada associated with this scenic
coastal drive along New England are on the following web pages:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Nova_Scotia_and_New_Brunswick.html


http://www.shltrip.com/Birds_Islands_Newfoundland.html


http://www.shltrip.com/Gros_Morne_NP.html
How I use information age technologies to enhance my enjoyment greatly of sightseeing large driving tour
loop of thousands of miles and of one to two weeks in duration covering many Points of Interest is described
on my web page at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Sightseeing_in_Information_Age.html