The Park Loop Road: A Guide to Acadia National Park's Scenic Byway

The Park Loop Road: A Guide to Acadia National Park's Scenic Byway

by Robert Thayer
     
 

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From the steep granite headlands with their powerful displays of thunderous surf, to the rounded mountaintops rising above fragrant balsam forest, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park offer a remarkable diversity of natural and human history. Acadia's twenty-one-mile Park Loop Road was designed in the 1930s by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead… See more details below

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From the steep granite headlands with their powerful displays of thunderous surf, to the rounded mountaintops rising above fragrant balsam forest, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park offer a remarkable diversity of natural and human history. Acadia's twenty-one-mile Park Loop Road was designed in the 1930s by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead Jr. to "lead one through a series of visual experiences." This book guides the visitor, through the unparalleled scenic beauty, dramatic geology, and historic importance of the Loop Road.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892724437
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,409,194
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.22(d)

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