There is no better iconic fall road trip in the United States than through New England, so when I started my fall trip, I knew where I had to go. The trip included a drive from Boston, down the coast to Acadia National Park in Maine. I had three goals: to bring only a Rolex watch, to bring only a camera, and to take lots of pictures.
It was dark and foggy when I buckled up in the Jeep and prepared to leave for my New England adventure. The departure point was Boston, Massachusetts. The icy air had my husband and I both put our hands on the heated air conditioning vents to keep warm.
After a night’s rest at Asticou Lodge, the loveliest place in Northeast Acadian Harbor, we started into the National Park. While October can produce some of Acadia’s biggest crowds of the year, we found that the first week of October wasn’t actually too bad. We never found ourselves completely surrounded by people or waiting in long lines to park. That’s not to say it wasn’t busy, but it was certainly manageable, and if you’re like me and don’t like hiking with everyone and their mother, stick to the beginning of October. Some of the best views we saw in Acadia were actually from cars, or simply from easily accessible trails.
One notable trail that is suitable for all ages is Jordan Pond. This mountain lake, formed by a glacier, has great views all around. Still, while we were there, I couldn’t help but glance down at my submarine. I recently purchased an L.L. It can be thick or thin, but the side profile has to really catch my eye. It’s a really strange thing, most of the time with the movement of our wrists as we look at the time, you don’t usually notice what’s on you, but I really like the side profile of the replica Rolex Submariner. It’s hard for me to explain what the X-factor is in the watch. I think it comes down to the design.
If you want to head to Maine in the fall, I’d have to say that the first week of October is a good time to do it. While all the leaves may not have completely changed yet, most have and you’ll enjoy fewer crowds.