16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Abandoned Trail in Acadia National Park

One of my favorite parts of living next to Acadia National Park is discovering old staircases, iron rungs, and even chimneys from closed trails, previous landowners, and projects built before the parks inception. They provide windows into the history of land use, what people used to expect of recreation, and how this landscape was experienced by previous generations.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Mount Desert, Maine, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Erickson Smith