Thompson Island Picnic Area in Acadia National Park Maine - Photo 3

Picnic Area on Oceanside of Thompson Island

There is an excellent oceanside picnic area on Thompson Island in Acadia National Park between Mount Desert Island and the mainland in Trenton, Maine. This view is from the eastern side looking south toward Mount Desert Island and the western side of Bar Harbor. Lots of seaweed is visible since it is low tide. People from the far south in the country who live near the coast, are often surprised to learn that the seaweed in Maine almost has a “sweet” smell, unlike it does in very hot climates where it can bake in the hot sun for many hours each day.

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