We were excited to search for the lost stone house built back in the mid 1800's. This was one of the old lost trails of Acadia National Park. It's no longer listed on the maps of Acadia. It seemed to be a mystery as to who lived here or owned the property. To find this place we drove on route 233 in Bar Harbor and parked in the Eagle Lake boat launch parking area. The path we were looking for is not marked and no longer part of the Park trails so no signs leading the way and unless searching for it and knowing where you are looking you might walk right past it. At Eagle Lake boat launch I was reminded of the topography of the lake, we find this to be the biggest fresh water lake in the park, it is 436 acres, with an average depth from 50 feet to max depth of 110. This lake is the same as Jordan Pond in that it is a drinking source and no swimming allowed. You can walk completely around the lake 6.1 miles as it is a loop trail. After parking the car we headed toward the left hand side of the carriage road. The carriage road was very easy to walk. We walked for about twenty five minutes stopping a few times for neat pics along the way. The photos below I found on-line shows directions to the path leading to the house.
found this online in my search for directions
Walking in the City forest the other day I noticed a pine tree with a few gnaw marks at the base of the tree trunk. I though a squirrel or mouse may have chewed it.
The next day while walking again Dave noticed the same tree with all the bark gone from the base to the tippy top of the tree. The tree was just nothing more than a twig of a pine tree so any rather large animal would not be able to climb to the top without breaking the top off. There was no bark left at the base of the tree from where it was removed.
Made me wonder what chewed the bark off this tree. Would a squirrel or mouse do such a thing. Or maybe a pine bug, but usually a pine bug would strip the branches clean too. I found this highly unusual because all the trees around it has been untouched.