Bar Harbor, Acadia Nat’l Park

We arrived in Maine with a big bucket list. First thing was whale watching. We ✅ that off right away.

So going to the Acadia National Park and the town of Bar Harbor would be next. The name of the place we are staying at is Meadowbrook Campground ( link below ) it’s in a little town called Phippsburg. About 2.5 hours away from Bar Harbor.

Our first trip to Bar Harbor would be to explore the town. We stopped for lunch as soon as we got in town. It was quite unique and filled with antique that I of course love.

Old cigarette machine and many memorabilia from back in the day!

( Link below to website ) John and I enjoyed a lobster wrap a couple of drinks and some really good homemade fries. Route 66 Restaurant in Bar Habor a good stop. On to more exploring of the town and of course the Harbor area. Where I ran into this man sporting his man purse.

There’s never a dull moment in our life. Johnny always up to making me laugh..the harbor was really pretty that day and the weather was perfect!

John bought himself a beanie ( as he calls it) and I guess a nice man purse. 🤷‍♀️

Next stop Acardia National Park..we have our senior passes for all National Parks so it pretty easy to get in/out. You just display your card off the mirror and off you go into the Park. ( Link below to park ) The park was very busy of course and it was extremely humid…something that we rarely have had issues with since we left Florida. We went to Thunder Hole which is where the water rushed in during high tide and it makes the sound of thunder but of course, high tide was a few hours away. So we just took a couple selfie.

Cadillac Mountain would be another stop for us. This you could drive or hike ( 10 miles ) John wasn’t game for that and I was concerned about Lucy ( and me ) making up over the boulders. So we opted to drive up. Absolutely gorgeous and amazing views and you are right on top of the summit .

This picture was taken at the top of Cadillac Mountain Acadia National Park…cruise ship anchored below enjoying all the beauty that surrounds it. This summit is located on Mount Desert Island within Acadia National Park at 1530 feet elevation it is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard. A cool fact about it is also the first place to view sunrise in the U.S. from Oct.7 through March 6. The next trail we did was Gorham, which was suggested by one of the people at the visitor center saying it was ok to do with a dog. The trail was very challenging, to say the least, but we were well prepared with our new hiking shoes hiking sticks and bottled water. LOL, NOT🤦‍♀️, but we did almost make it to the top of the mountain. In my opinion , we did fairly well given the trail.

This is how this trail went rocks, boulders more rocks more boulders for 3 miles. It was definitely challenging for us.

We survived the trail and enjoyed our time at the park. Of course, Never enough time to see everything and the weather that day was brutal for hiking, but we did it…✅

Next blog…Jimmy Buffett concert.

www.meadowbrookme.com

www.npca.org

www.barharborroute66.com

2 thoughts on “Bar Harbor, Acadia Nat’l Park

  1. Great narrative of your visit, April! Love the man purse Johnny Boy! I especially liked the – we’re ready to hike with our new hiking shoes etcetera – not. Funny. Beautiful place. I ponder retirement as sip coffee this Monday morning before work…

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