As we left Acadia, we knew it would be hard to find a place as beautiful as that on the East coast. However, since autumn is here and New England is famous for its fall foliage scenery we started driving. The coast (US1) wasn’t the route to take for the best views, but the trees didn’t turn colors yet so we didn’t miss much. We went South through Portland (ME), Porthsmouth (NH) all to reach Boston. It was a sunny Friday morning when we left Acadia and we decided to stop in some of the parks by the road, but we were still in Maine – so parks were every couple of miles.

Bass Lighthouse

Bass Lighthouse

We randomly picked a few and spent some time exploring them, but the best one on the way was Fort Popham, on the shore. We obviously went there for the beach park before the fort, but decided not to waste money for the entrance. Good choice. The beach was nice by the fort too. And free.

We were planning to get closer to Portsmouth before the night fall, but the traffic was so terrible that we had to wait well into the night to drive relaxed. It was a full day, we recharged the tablet (thanks McDonalds) and spent the night close to Portland (thanks again Walmart).