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Location: Bar Harbor

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor , Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor , Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor , Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor , Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor , Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor , Acadia National Park

Content: Once we reached Bar Harbor it was a short 5-10 minute car ride to the entrance of Acadia National Park. Entry fees for private vehicle is $30.

Bar Harbor Grand Hotel

Bar Harbor , Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Bar Harbor , Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Bar Harbor , Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Bar Harbor , Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Bar Harbor , Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Bar Harbor , Bar Harbor Grand Hotel

Content: A beautiful property chooses convince to the traveler over a, perhaps, more attractive location, however all is forgotten one you walk through the doors. No detail has been forgotten. Beautiful and inviting.

Location: Acadia National Park

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Sand Beach

Acadia National Park, Sand Beach
Acadia National Park, Sand Beach
Acadia National Park, Sand Beach
Acadia National Park, Sand Beach
Acadia National Park, Sand Beach
Acadia National Park, Sand Beach

Content: Started our visit at Sand Beach. There is a parking area located walking distance to the beach. We hit the beach, explored the tidal pools and soaked up the beauty.

Beehive trail

Acadia National Park, Beehive trail
Acadia National Park, Beehive trail
Acadia National Park, Beehive trail
Acadia National Park, Beehive trail
Acadia National Park, Beehive trail
Acadia National Park, Beehive trail

Content: Head across the road to the Beehive trail. The trail is only recommended for adventurers who are sturdy on their feet and able to climb metal rungs and traverse cliff edges. We had our lunch here.

Thunder Hole

Acadia National Park, Thunder Hole
Acadia National Park, Thunder Hole
Acadia National Park, Thunder Hole
Acadia National Park, Thunder Hole
Acadia National Park, Thunder Hole
Acadia National Park, Thunder Hole

Content: Be sure to look up the tide schedule if you really want to see Thunder Hole in all of its glory. Either way, it’s fun to check out the whole structure and climb around the cliffs to look at the coastline. If you visit during low tide, there are a few places where you can check out tidal pools below the cliffs.

Shore Path

Acadia National Park, Shore Path
Acadia National Park, Shore Path
Acadia National Park, Shore Path

Content: We headed back to Bar Harbor for an early evening walk along the Shore Path. There are opportunities to explore the tidal pools, watch the lobster boats and cruise ships head back into port as well as views of the lighthouse and islands.

Location: Bar Harbor

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Side Street Café.

Bar Harbor, Side Street Café.
Bar Harbor, Side Street Café.
Bar Harbor, Side Street Café.

Content: Service is good and the food portions are large but the amount of lobster they put in the Mac and cheese is very little. The food overall is ok, more on the tourist trap side but not terrible either. The prices are a bit high as well, they were open during the pandemic for outdoor seating. They have a good beer selection as well.

Location: Bar Harbor

Day 2 - 2 May 2019

Lulu’s Lobster Boat Tour

Bar Harbor, Lulu’s Lobster Boat Tour
Bar Harbor, Lulu’s Lobster Boat Tour
Bar Harbor, Lulu’s Lobster Boat Tour

Content: We took a ride aboard in traditional, Downeast-style lobster boat, Lulu! Learned all about Maine lobsters and how we catch them. Kept an eye out for seals and other wildlife while taking in all the amazing sights that Bar Harbor had to offer.

Stewman’s Lobster Pound

Bar Harbor, Stewman’s Lobster Pound
Bar Harbor, Stewman’s Lobster Pound
Bar Harbor, Stewman’s Lobster Pound

Content: Its menu focuses mostly on seafood options, including their lobster bake with melted butter for dipping and a choice of side. They also have sandwiches, salads, burgers, and non-seafood fare.

Location: Acadia National Park

Day 2 - 2 May 2019

Bubble Trail

Acadia National Park, Bubble Trail
Acadia National Park, Bubble Trail
Acadia National Park, Bubble Trail

Content: It’s a relatively easy 1.4-mile round trip hike up to views over Jordan Pond and massive 14-ton boulder that had found itself perched high on the rock.

Star Gazing and Dinner

Acadia National Park, Star Gazing and Dinner

Content: After our hike, we drive up to Cadillac Mountain for a late sunset and some stargazing. We recommend packing a picnic dinner to linger a bit longer. It is park policy that no alcohol is permitted, but feel free to bring other drinks.

Location: Bar Harbor

Day 3 - 3 May 2019

Choco-Latte

Bar Harbor ,  Choco-Latte
Bar Harbor ,  Choco-Latte
Bar Harbor ,  Choco-Latte

Content: Started off our third full day with Breakfast at Choco-Latte with their home-baked bagel sandwiches and baked goods to go along with the amazing coffee! Then jumped into the car and drive over to wander through the beautiful Azalea Gardens.

Asticou Azalea Garden

Bar Harbor , Asticou Azalea Garden
Bar Harbor , Asticou Azalea Garden
Bar Harbor , Asticou Azalea Garden

Content: The Asticou Azalea Garden was created in 1956 by John Savage, who was a longtime resident in the area and was financed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. It is a garden filled with delights and colorful flowers. Enjoy the smells as you meander through the winding paths or sit for a while to soak it all in. It is part Japanese garden and part azalea garden.

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Bar Harbor , Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Bar Harbor , Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Bar Harbor , Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Bar Harbor , Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Content: You can’t go into the lighthouse, except on special occasions, but you can explore around the base of the lighthouse, as well as trails along the shore to have nice views looking back at the lighthouse. Parking is free and it is a popular spot for photographers who want to capture the perfect sunset with the lighthouse in the background.

Galyn’s

Bar Harbor ,  Galyn’s
Bar Harbor ,  Galyn’s
Bar Harbor ,  Galyn’s
Bar Harbor ,  Galyn’s

Content: Galyn’s Restuarant has been a staple in the Bar Harbor area for over 30 years. Located right off the main street in downtown Bar Harbor, it is an easy place to locate and pop into for a nice lunch or dinner. This family-run restaurant is housed in a building originally used as a boarding house for local sailors and now has two floors of dining space with views of Agamont Park. This concludes our trip to Acadia National Park