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David Rockefeller’s Acadia, Maine, House At ‘Seal Harbor’ For Sale — For $19M.

by Anura Guruge


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A truly historic, iconic and charming place — well worth the $19M I think. It is all supposedly going to charity per the longstanding philanthropy of the Rockefeller family to the Acadia area starting with his father, the GREAT John D. Rockefeller who built the amazing Acadia Carriage Roads and the spectacular Lodges. See the family tree, that I augmented, below. I had to see it visually since I get confused as to which Rockefeller did what particularly so because there is also ‘David Jr.’ whose is still very active in the Acadia area.

While I have not seen the house I am very familiar with ‘the point‘ it is on. I visit it often since one of my favorite micro-hikes, the ‘Cooksey Drive Overlook‘ with its superb panoramic views, is there. This is an area with some of the most exclusive mansions of the area — including that once owned by Martha Stewart.

David Rockefeller died, three months short of his 102nd birthday, on March 20, 2017. This is was precipitated this sale his children not wanting it since they have other places around Acadia! It has to be nice.


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by Anura Guruge

Winter Comes To “Acadia National Park”, Maine — Road Closures Kick In For 2015.

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Officially, per the National Park Service, it is now winter at the ‘Acadia National Park’ though they ruefully note “As of Tuesday, December 1st: We have yet to receive any snow in the majority of the park. There is some ice on the tops of mountains and trails”. To be fair to them this is probably atypical. Per tradition road closings, in particular the iconic ‘Park Loop Road’, kick in on December 1 (irrespective of actual road conditions) and stay in effect until April 14.

And that is the case now, and I received an ‘alert’ as such from my ‘Acadia’ APP on my Android Pad.

Two sections of the ‘Park Loop Road’ are however open. A short section, known as ‘Ocean Drive’ between Sand Beach Entrance Station and Otter Cliff Road and Jordan Pond with access from the ‘Stanley Brook Entrance‘ at Seal Harbor. The ‘Ocean Drive’ section will give you access to ‘Thunder Hole‘.

All the carriage roads are OPEN and Route 3 that cuts across the Park and then then traverses the western perimeter of the eastern section of the ‘Mount Desert’ part is open.

We have never been to Acadia in Winter. The latest we have been is September and the earliest, June. I would like to go and I know the kids will jump at it. They are Acadia addicts. I don’t think we can do it this month or in early January. Just too much going on. But I might try to get up there, for a quick weekend break, in late January or February. Of course I will share with you. I know that most of the Bar Harbor hotels, including our now preferred ‘Wonder View Inn‘, is closed for the Winter. But I am sure there are a few open and then there is always Ellsworth — Maine’s fastest growing city.



Acadia National Park: June 2015 — 6 Images To Pique Your Interest.

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The kids would definitely like to see this become another cherished annual family ritual — i.e., that of going to Acadia National Park in June, just for a few days, to make sure that everything made it through the winter.

The good news is that it did. Acadia National Park, and the whole area around it, continues to be blinking beautiful. This was our 4th trip in 2 years. [See here for the other Acadia posts.] The Park is about 230 miles from here so it is not a ‘big’ trip — like say going to Canyon de Chelly.

We did our favorite jaunts around Mount Desert Island, a 2-hour nature cruise on Frenchman Bay and (now that we know it) a swing through the Schoodic Peninsula — with a visit to Raven’s Nest and an attempt to get to Little Moose Island. Yes, I will post more pictures as time permits. Lots of things to share with you.


Acadia “Seal Harbor” In The News Again — This Time Re. Martha Stewart/Edsel Ford Mansion (Near Cooksey Drive)

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From the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’. Click here to access original.

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Neato!

I think I know where this mansion is. I think we have even driven by it twice. Kind of hard to miss.

From what I can see it is on the way to our ‘secret’ Cooksey Overlook. Well to be fair ALL the grand mansions are that way.


David Rockefeller Donates More Land To Maine Near Acadia National Park. BRAVO.

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From the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’. Click here to access original.

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Click to ENLARGE and study. Seal Harbor is right at the Southern entrance to Acadia National Park — the ‘Stanley Brook Entrance’. See picture below. I marked the POND for reference. This is great. Map, of course, from Google.


Some of our pictures of this area around Acadia.

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Seal Harbor. A delightful place. Nice sandy beach with swings for kids.

Stanley Brook Entrance to Acadia National Park

The Stanley Brook Entrance to Acadia National Park is right there — we are talking yards.

Another Rockefeller gem at Acadia. The ‘Gated Lodge’ opposite Jordan Pond. Built in 1932 to house guards to keep motor vehicles off Rockefeller’s much-prized Carriage Roads.


When I saw this in the “Daily Mail” this morning it made me very happy.

We love Acadia National Park and everything around it. We know Seal Harbor and the area around it, which includes our ‘secret’ Cooksey Overlook, very well.

Maybe they will extend the Park to include this Pond — which is basically south of famed Jordan Pond.

The Rockefellers have done so much for Acadia — the Carriage Roads the most visible.

Good stuff. Made me happy. Rejoice.

Yes, we plan to make one of our twice yearly annual pilgrimages to Acadia National Park soon.