A consultant anesthesiologist and partner with Southern Maryland Anesthesia Associates, LLC, Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar ensures the well-being of patients undergoing surgery. Outside of work, Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar enjoys family trips to scenic areas and has hiked in national parks including Shenandoah and Acadia.
Located in Maine, Acadia National Park is a rugged spot where coastline and mountains meet and is mostly situated on Mt. Desert Island. The isle was named in 1604 by explorer Samuel de Champlain, who called it the “the island of barren mountains.” It was taken over by mansions in the guise of summer cottages in the mid-1800s, with yachts dotting rocky harbors.
The contemporary park is unique in having been created from donated private property. The patchy park boundaries were formally set in place by Congress in 1986. One of America’s most visited national parks, Acadia receives 2.5 million visitors each year and can experience summer gridlock.
Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar joined Southern Maryland Anesthesia Associates, LLC, in 2005. He continues to serve the organization as a physician, anesthesiologist, and partner. Beyond his professional activities Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar enjoys staying physically active. He often hikes with his family at Shenandoah National Park and Acadia National Park.
Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park provides visitors with a variety of amenities, ranging from more than 500 miles of hiking trails to a plethora of scenic camp sites. The park also offers the Skyline Drive, a 105 mile stretch of road running north and south alongside the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The only main roadway through the park, the route is available to cars as well as recreational vehicles, horse trailers, and camping trailers, though operators of larger vehicles should be prepared to shift to a lower gear. The drive lasts roughly three hours from start to finish.
The Skyline Drive is much more than a road through the park, but rather one of Shenandoah’s most popular attractions. Mileposts help drivers navigate from one point of interest to the next, such as sprawling fields of wildflower and 75 idyllic overlooks. Drivers may also encounter some of the park’s wildlife, including deer, black bears, and wild turkey.