Start out at Acadia National Park and travel up to Fundy Trail, Canada. Are you ready for a Maine and Canada Travel Photography Adventure? This is an incredible photography trip to take in the spring, summer or fall months. We like the summer best so we can photograph our puffin friends.
Keep in mind that our trip was in 2012 so some of the minor details may have changed.
Maine is the least densely populated U.S. state east of the Mississippi River. It is called the Pine Tree State; about 83% of its land is forested It has several unique geographical features. Machias Seal Island and North Rock, off its easternmost point. Also in this easternmost area in the Bay of Fundy is the Old Sow, the largest tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere.
We were unable to travel as far as Fundy National Park but we highly suggest that if you can that you do not skip this location.
Milky Way Photographers – This is some of the darkest skies on the planet. Try to plan your trip around the new moon.
One final tip. You will see one image where we had a dirty sensor. Can you spot it? If you live near Canon in Jamesburg New Jersey you can stop by and have your sensor cleaned in about an hour. When dirt gets on the sensor you will see a circle in the images. Also, keep in mind, some of these images were from 2012 where we had not yet developed all of our good habits. Be sure your sensor is clean “before” you go. 🙂 We learned the hard way and we were literally 3 miles from Canon to pick up our assistant on this trip.
Machias Seal Island
Machias Seal Island is an island in the Gulf of Maine, about (9.9 mi) southeast from Cutler Maine. This area is a well-known place to go on Puffin tours. The season starts in May and runs through mid-August. There is also a great lighthouse to photograph that was constructed there in 1832.
West Quoddy Head
Maine has almost 230 miles of coastline (and 3,500 miles of tidal coastline). West Quoddy Head is the easternmost piece of land in the lower 48. Along the famous rock-bound coast of Maine are lighthouses, beaches, fishing villages, and thousands of offshore islands, including the Isles of Shoals, which straddle the New Hampshire border. There are jagged rocks and cliffs and many bays and inlets. Inland are lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains.
First Stop – Acadia National Park, Maine USA
A top ten photography location
First incredible photography location, you must see Acadia National Park. Plan on a good full three days to photograph this fantastic location. If your family is with you and they are not photography buffs, there is still plenty going on here.
Acadia National Park is our number two pick on the continent for a photography location. You can also visit our Acadia National Park Photography Hot Spot Locations to see more details. Acadia – Jordon Pond – Acadia Thunder Hole – Acadia Bass Harbor Lighthouse – Maine Photography Hot Spots
Fees & Reservations: All entrance fees are valid for seven days. Everyone visiting Acadia National Park needs to pay the entry fees other than visitors who are 15 years or younger; they can enter the park free of charge. Fees for the Park
Map of Park: For a detailed map of the park, CLICK HERE.
Don’t be fooled by the Acadia N.P. General information page. It has a moose on a web page. Don’t plan on seeing any moose here. You have to go north for that.