A Unique Way to Spend Spring Break in College
Now that it’s March, I thought it’d be a great time to reminisce on how I had spent my spring break in college. Although, my spring break wouldn’t be considered normal by any means. Maybe you could call it unique. Since Dan and I went to different schools, we took any opportunity we could to spend time together. So every spring break I would drive up to visit Dan at his school in Maine. Cold. Snowy. Maine. Not what you were expecting, right?
On the bright side, we got to see Acadia National Park blanketed in snow. We donned all our layers, cranked up the heat and drove an hour up to Mount Desert Island. A little frost wasn’t going to stop us from exploring this northern wonder!
As expected, we were the only souls there. Who else would visit in the dead of winter?
We watched as the waves hit the rocky shore of Sand Beach. Then we walked along Seal Harbor Beach. As the fog rolled through the mountains surrounding Jordan Pond, we mustered up the courage to test the thickness of the ice. The whole experience was magical and humbling. And to be honest, we loved having the entire pond to ourselves.
Maine will always hold a dear place in my heart. After all, it’s where I had reunited with my boyfriend, now fiancé, during our earlier years of dating. Maine isn’t a typical spring break destination, unless you like ice fishing or snowmobiling. However, I don’t regret a single second spent there. My winter visits to Maine had shaped me into who I am today. Into someone who greatly appreciates nature and loves a bit of outdoorsy adventure.
Want to visit this northern wonder for yourself?
Read my Winter Guide to Acadia National Park before you go!