Yesterday, I wrote about my goal to visit all 50 states, so I thought I’d follow it up with my trip to Bar Harbor, Maine last Fall. The trip was actually one stop in a week-long cruise from NYC to Canada and Maine.
Bar Harbor is a small town on an island in Frenchman Bay. My first view was from the ocean, so you see a quaint, colorful little town nestled in the woods. One you get into the downtown area, you will find a lot of shops, restaurants, and hotels/bed and breakfasts. The town is built on a pretty steep hill, so it’s easy to get in a good workout while you are strolling around.
As soon as we were on land, we headed over to a bus trip into Acadia National Park and up Cadillac Mountain. The drive through downtown Bar Harbor showed off the beautiful bed and breakfasts and gorgeous homes. The ride through the park and up the mountain was scenic as well with lots of trees, a couple of lakes, and barer rocky patches as you get further up Cadillac Mountain. And, as you would expect, the view from the top was breathtaking.
After we came back down the mountain, we were ready to explore the downtown. We hit the shops on West Street and ate a delicious lunch and blueberry pie at West Street Cafe. We walked over the Main Street and checked out some more shops. There are a LOT of souvenir shops, even one for dogs. Once our shopping was completed, we relaxed in Agamont Park before getting back on our ship for some spa time.