Situated off Maine’s jagged coast this has been a vacation spot for aristocrats such as the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts for more than 100 years. Home to Acadia National Park, the island offers outdoor recreation opportunities for adventurers of all ages. It’s truly a place where memories are made.
Otter Cliff pokes out of the sea on Mount Desert’s east coast. Lobster boats chug around its base. With rock climbing routes of all difficulty levels, it’s the perfect place to test your mettle with the safety of a rope fixed above you. Towering seastacks challenge the experienced while the adjacent “wonderwall” provides the perfect place to learn. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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