*This is a intersection of carriage roads in Acadia National Park, just up from Jordan Pond…the one to the left goes to the amphitheater, and around the mountain…the one to the right continues along the lake…these ‘carriage roads’ were built by the Rockefellers when they owned Mt. Desert Island, used by the ultra-rich purely for their amusement…now great places for easy hiking, horses, and riding bikes (and walks with your dog!)… they wind though the park, placed and built so that they aren’t seen from overlooks, etc…

This image brings to mind lyrics from Dan Fogelberg’s “Nether Lands”…

“…Once in a vision
I came on some woods,
And stood at a fork in the road…
My choices were clear,
Yet I froze with the fear
Of not knowing which way to go…
One road was simple,
Acceptance of life…
The other road offered sweet peace…
When I made my decision,
My vision became my release.”……..


High on this mountain
The clouds down below
I’m feeling so strong and alive
From this rocky perch
I’ll continue to search
For the wind
And the snow
And the sky
I want a lover
I want some friends
And I want to live in the sun
And I want to do all the things that I
never have done.
Sunny bright mornings
And pale moonlit nights
Keep me from feeling alone
Now, I’m learning to fly
And this freedom is like
Nothing that I’ve ever known
I’ve seen the bottom
And I’ve been on top
But mostly I’ve lived in between
And where do you go
When you get to the end of
your dream?
Off in the nether lands
I heard a sound
Like the beating of heavenly wings
And deep in my brain
I can hear a refrain
Of my soul as she rises and sings
Anthems to glory and
Anthems to love and
Hymns filled with early delight
Like the songs that the darkness
Composes to worship the light.
Once in a vision
I came on some woods
And stood at a fork in the road
My choices were clear
Yet I froze with the fear
Of not knowing which way to go
One road was simple
Acceptance of life
The other road offered sweet peace
When I made my decision
My vision became my release.


Canon EOS T1i, 18/55mm, auto
near Jordan pond, Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert island, Maine US
October, 2009

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  • BlackSwan
    BlackSwanalmost 5 years ago

    Looks very inviting, Cindy must enjoy your outings here.

  • yeah, really cool park…these roads wind around the park, can’t even tell they are there unless you are on them…I hang out here a lot when in the area…now if we were there more often, maybe I could walk a few pounds off Cindy…

    – Scott Bricker

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertalmost 5 years ago

    Nice capture! Great find!

  • thanks Ruth! these carriage roads are so cool…

    – Scott Bricker

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitalmost 5 years ago

    I love roads like this, great find and capture!

  • thanks Deb, they wind throughout the park, not too many people on them, great for biking!

    – Scott Bricker

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearalmost 5 years ago

  • woohoo! thanks Tammy! when I was there, taking this (and others not posted), I had this Fogelberg song in my head….what else!? thanx again!

    – Scott Bricker

  • danita clark
    danita clarkalmost 5 years ago

    Wow … the choice to turn or travel onward …the road less travelled ?
    seriously i would have to go on up that curvy one…

  • heheh, all of the carriage roads there are really cool…

    – Scott Bricker

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Which Way

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerover 4 years ago

    I like all the waymarker signs..Congrats on the feature

  • Karlientjie
    Karlientjieover 4 years ago

    To be or not to be…..well done!

  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 4 years ago

    Just a great capture do you just toss the coin???

  • heheheh, both ways are nice in Acadia National park…these carriage roads are all over the park

    – Scott Bricker

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