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Obamas' Maine Weekend: Biking & Ocean Views

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family are enjoying a weekend holiday in Maine.

Within hours of landing at the Bar Harbor airport in a smaller version of Air Force One, Obama, his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha were on a sun-dappled mountain peak overlooking the rocky Atlantic coast.

They clambered over the granite outcrops at the summit of the 1,530-foot Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, the tallest peak along the East Coast.

After leaving the mountain, they stopped at Mount Desert Island Ice Cream for cones.

Obama said "I went with coconut," adding "This stuff is terrific."

The family also went cycling on a secluded bike trail along a nearby lake.

The area around Bar Harbor is a scenic retreat favored by the rich and famous. Aides say the Obamas plan to spend much of their time in the 47,000-acre national park. Their visit is scheduled to end Sunday morning.

 

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