Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park, Maine

We drove further to the most northeastern point on our trip, to Bar Harbor in Maine, which sits on an island (Mt Desert Island). An elegant old fisher’s village, with neat shops, restaurants and of course.. lobster. Huge cruise ships are stopping here and tons of international and European tourists are streaming through the little town to shop and eat, and of course to visit the nearby Acadia National Park (which is one of the most visited National Parks in the US.. I assume the cruise ships are one reason). We stayed here for a whole week, as we knew that the weather in Fall can be tricky. We got 2.5 days with some sun, so we had some limited time to do some hikes and dog walks in Acadia and go visiting the town Bar Harbor.

Our start to the island wasn’t promising:BarHarbor-1

But the next morning we had one of the most beautiful days.. and visited Bar Harbor itself:Bar Harbor, MEBar Harbor, MEBar Harbor, MEBar Harbor, MEBar Harbor, MEBar Harbor, ME

Later on we drove to Acadia N.P. onto the Cadillac Mountain which provides best views on Bar Harbor and over the whole National Park:
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Sand Beach in Acadia N.P. where we did the Great Head Hike:
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Acadia is famous (besides Sand Beach and the Cadillac Mountain) for its rough coast:Acadia NPAcadia: Sand Beach, Great Head TrailAcadia NP

One of the easy and touristy hikes.. The Jordan Pond:
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Off the beaten paths we found that nice little stroll in-midst of a birch tree forest and a great meadow.. Jesup Trail:
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And our last walk was around Little Long Pond with first signs of Fall (foliage), where we only saw locals walking their own dogs in the off leash area:
Acadia: Little Long Pond Trail
Acadia: Little Long Pond TrailAcadia: Little Long Pond Trail

Our next stop brings us more South, but still in Maine, to Portland. See Three on the Road there.

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