First stop was Frenchman's Bay between two of the three Acadias. We spent a week hiking, biking and exploring the territory in what is regionally known as Down East. Warm weather, mostly sunny days and spectacular natural surroundings made this trip memorable.
The 163rd Fryeburg Fair, "Maine's Blue Ribbon Classic", came to town late September. This is the largest agricultural fair in New England home to blue ribboned farm animals, a large midway with fair food and endless rides, woodsmen's day, sled dragging, harness racing. People watching is the best part.
Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Maine September
Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island September
Morning fog on Back Lake, Pittsburg N.H. October
Cole Scott Sunset shoot
Schoodic Point September
"A Fast Pace" by Cole Scott
Harness Racing at the 2013 Fryeburg Fair in Maine
Fryeburg Fair midway at dusk 2013
by Dick Pollock
by Dick Pollock
The Grand Theater in Ellsworth, Maine
Next stop was Coos (pronounced coh-oz) County, New Hampshire, an unspoiled country of rolling hills, spectacular lakes, rivers, forest, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling in winter and now home to the brand new Ride the Wilds ATV park, over 1000 miles of trails in New Hampshire and Southern Quebec. We took an entire day to ATV a very small portion in a Polaris Razor known as a two-up. What a rush that was! It was like being on a very scary ride or rollercoaster for over 40 miles. Not for the faint of heart. We got stuck twice and they had to winch us out of mud and logging trail ruts in two different places. It was a gorgeous warm sunny day so no problem. I do not have photographs of this trip, having dropped and broken my new camera while in Acadia.
Here is a link to a newly produced TV feature on this not-to-be-missed part of my state.