On the last day of our 4-hikes-4-days hiking binge in Acadia, we completed the Mansel, Bernard and Beach Mountain Loop. Staring at Long Lake, you go uuuuuuup a mountain, back down to the lake, uuuuuuup another mountain, and back down to the ground again. The climb up Beach Mountain is a doozy if you do that loop second!
Beautiful trails, and the end of September / beginning of October is a great time to be in Acadia. The weather is great, and the families have gone back to school.