Thus concludes four lovely days in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine. In my recent posts I have shared stories and photos from my hikes and other activities. But not everything fit, so let me share a final photo gallery – distinct from photos in the other galleries, it is a mixed bag of scenery, activity, and food :-). I especially like the video of Boulder Beach where, if you listen carefully, you can hear the boulders rolling in the surf as it recedes.
This trip to Acadia reminded my of my earlier two visits – the first in 1981, I think, on a high-school trip with the rock-climbing club. We climbed at Otter Cliffs, some of the most exhilarating climbing I’d ever done, and camped nearby. It was fun to re-visit that location this week, and to see people climbing those same pitches.
The other was in September 1993, with Pam, and we explored several of the sights and trails. I was able to assemble a gallery of a few photos from that trip, by scanning old slides.
I will surely need to return, because there is more to see and more to do!
Restaurants: I tried a variety of restaurants (in Bar Harbor unless specified):
- West Street Cafe (dinner) – indoor, casual+, good menu, very busy
- Dog & Pony Tavern (dinner) – outdoor casual, food was so-so.
- Bar Harbor Beerworks (dinner) – outdoor under the deck or on top; great beer list; food is ok pub-style food
- Side Street Cafe (lunch) – outdoor dining on the porch, great mac & cheese
- Cafe This Way (breakfast) – indoor and outdoor, friendly, pancakes, great chai
- The Independent Cafe (lunch) – over-the-counter, no seating; panini, beer, gifts and Maine specialty foods
- Eat a Pita and Cafe (lunch), in Southwest Harbor; nice outdoor seating, interesting menu