Acadia National Park – Bar Harbor, Maine – Out and About
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island on the Atlantic Coast in Maine. The town of Bar Harbor is close by and offers restaurants, shops, and tourist attractions. The park is known mainly for its rocky coastal shoreline and granite peaks. The highest point on the United States east coast is Cadillac Mountain which offers tremendous views of the many, many islands which dot the Atlantic.
Stunning vistas from Cadillac Mountain
Walking paths atop Cadillac Mountain
Beautiful colored rocks atop Cadillac Mountain
Cadillac Mountain views
Atop Cadillac Mountain
Pond along Loop Rd
View from overlook on Loop Rd
Watching the tide roll in
The town of Bar Harbor sits close to Acadia National Park and is home to a little over 5,000 people. It is a very touristy town which overflows in the summer during the height of the season. It is full of restaurants, lodging, souvenir shops, and plenty of ways to spend your money with boats rides and cruises.
Eagle’s Nest restaurant at the harbor
Boat trips at the harbor
Ivy Manor Inn
Butter Me Up!!!
Bar Harbor Inn
A bit of clam chowder to warm us up on a chilly day
More tourist attraction boat cruises
Teaching “How to protesst” – how to stand and how to hold a sign
One of the many, many lobster restaurants
Book reading going on at the Village Green
More outdoor seating which were empty due to cold and rain
Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
RV parking in town!!!
Not far from our campground, Blackwoods Campground, lies the lovely village of Northeast Harbor. We tended to spend more time in this quaint village than in Bar Harbor. It also has a lovely library with WiFi and a gas fireplace to keep us warm and cozy during those cold, rainy afternoons while dry camping. The Azalea Gardens are located there and are absolutely stunning, especially on an overcast misty day which we had daily!
A cold, dreary day….need heat and WiFi!!!
Thank you Northeast Harbor – a warm sofa and fireplace!!!
The beautiful Azalea Gardens on a misty, cold day – beautiful!
Fiddleheads – a delicacy
Beautiful still calm water on a cold dreary day
Color popping out everywhere
Free gardens – donations accepted
A small waterfall
Snow? No, actually it is sand…very Zen?
A beautiful relaxing place
The area of Southeast Harbor and the surrounding area is also a beautiful place to visit with the Bass Harbor Lighthouse and natural seawall and a beautiful harbor.
Bass Harbor Lighthouse near Southwest Harbor
The bell at Bass Harbor Lighthouse
The sign at the lighthouse – cute
View from lighthouse
Fishing boat out and about
The natural seawall naer Southewest Harbor
Painters at the seawall
More boat fenders