Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor, ME

“It’s a beautiful day, Sky falls, you feel like, It’s a beautiful day, Don’t let it get away.” – U2

Got up relatively early this morning to start the day – Acadia National Park was on the agenda, along with a lighthouse sighting, and exploring Bar Harbor. So lots to do today! Since the lighthouse wasn’t going to be open to the public for another couple of hours, we headed to Acadia National Park.

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Acadia National Park is a stunning place. Although not a large park, it is the first established National Park east of the Mississippi River, dating back to 1919. Words really do not do it justice, so I will keep this bit short and let the pictures do the talking (pictures really don’t do it justice either, but it’s all I got for ya). We drove the loop trail, enjoyed popovers and a light lunch at Jordan Pond House, hiked around the pond (could have sworn the book said it was only 1.4 miles, so mom agreed to go – it was 3.3 – whoopsie daisy), went to see Thunder Hole, and drove up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain.

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After leaving the park, we lucked out with a prime spot in downtown Bar Harbor, so took advantage and explored the town. We explored some of the shops, walked down by the habah, found some lobsta jammies for a couple of kiddos back home, enjoyed some tasty ice cream at the famous MDI Ice Cream (I had sea salt caramel – amazing), and snagged some Maine-made dog biscuit for Reese & Montana. I can’t go back home empty handed. After a few hours of walking around – we decided to grab dinner early today since we had an early morning tomorrow. So we pahked the cah by the bah to go have some wicked good lobstah from the habah. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. We selected the menu item called the “Maine Experience” – I mean why not! So we sampled New England clam chowder, Mussels, Lobsta (with the lemon and the butta of course), corn and potatoes, and blueberry pie. I was stuffed. Mom was stuffed (she had strawberry shortcake – she’s severely allergic to blueberries). But it was excellent!

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We waddled back to the Jeep, and made our way back towards the Inn in Southwest Harbor, and went to check out the Bass Harbor lighthouse. We timed it quite well, as the sun was going down when we arrived. Beautiful view of the coast of Maine, great lighthouse, and awesome timing! After checking out the lighthouse, we called it a day, and went back to the Inn.

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Hoping to see some whales and puffins tomorrow!

Until next time…


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