On the Road from Chicago to Gloucester
Text and Photography by Kevin Kane and Kate Davis
Posted on September 21, 2011
Besides the only fjord on the eastern seaboard, Acadia features biking and hiking trails left over from the 50 miles of winding carriage trails designed and financed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr when it was still his private property.
In the distance on the left of the photo, you can just make out one of the only beaches, applicably named Sand Beach. These cliffs and rocks stretch around the island, sometimes dipping down or rising up, ringed by pine and birch trees.
A sign at near the reservoir read, “In 1791, for appreciation of Indian assistance and diplomacy in the years following the American Revolution, Chief Cornplanter received three tracts of land from the Pennsylvania Assembly…Construction of the Kinzua Dam flooded most of the Cornplanter Tract. More than 500 native Seneca relocated to Salamanca, New York.”