Our Acadia Trip Days 1 & 2

 After checking and getting settled at our Bed and Breakfast for the weekend, my husband and I headed into Bar Harbor (you can read about the B&B we stayed in here).


We found some public parking and walked around the charming little town for a but before settling down to eat at Route 66; a fun old- timey feeling diner with antiques and license plates and all sorts of fun things to see everywhere you look.  










I wasn't very hungry and just got a Caesar salad but all the food being served to all the nearby tables looked really good! 

We woke bright and early on Saturday morning and hung around our rooms watching TV and reading until it was time for breakfast at 8.  We had a delicious meal on the balcony overlooking the beautiful lawn.


Then we got packed up and headed into Acadia national park. We had a parking reservation for Cadillac Mountain at 9:30 but stopped to check out one of the visitor informational places along the way.  We parked, did a bit of shopping on top of Cadillac mountain; getting my traditional vacation ornament, then headed out on what we planned to be a very short hike. 

A map of Acadia- spread out over both sides of Mount Desert Island

















My favorite part of the trail was hearing the water alongside us the whole time












Looks a bit like a rock slide.. but that's actually the path back up!



Cadillac Mountain is 1530 feet so we nearly hiked down the base and back up!

But we sort of ignored the All-trails app for quite a bit and found ourself a good way along a totally different hike.  We decided to just go with it and spent the next several hours hiking; which might have actually been really enjoyable if we had brought our waters with us. 

We made the best of it and even though the park was really crowded we felt like we pretty much had the trails to ourselves; hardly encountering anyone else. We ended up hiking down the Cadillac South Ridge Trail to a little pond then turning onto the Canon Brook trail and back up along the A Murray Young Path.

We finished our hike sometime in the afternoon and headed back to our room for a shower and to relax a bit.  We sat in the sun on our balcony eating snacks and resting and relaxing until it was time for dinner. 




We walked across the street and had a really delicious seaside dinner at MDI Lobster Company.  Funny enough, neither of us had seafood though, but the owners and workers were all so sweet and the view could not be beat. The food was incredible.  They are known for their seafood and smoked meats and I completely understand why.






Later in the early evening we decided to take a short little walk into downtown Southwest harbor and get some ice cream at The Salt Shop.  It was delicious!  We called home to check in with the boys and then walked back to our room and settled in for the night. 

Strawberry cheesecake! 


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  1. It looks like such a lovely area- can't wait to keep following along! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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    1. It was wonderful! I'm already thinking of heading back there in the fall... if I can finagle one more trip out of my husband! LOL

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  2. Great pictures! That ice cream may have made my mouth water. Ha!

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    1. Thank you! That was some yummy ice cream.

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  3. I've been to Acadia NP once a long time ago. Your pictures make we want to go back! I remember that the trails were amazing there but I don't think we attempted the one you got lost on! I enjoyed seeing your pics.Looks like you had a great time!

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  4. Love the pictures of both the cute town and of nature. That hike sounds amazing! Good job on all of the walking.

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  5. It is just so beautiful there. I can't wait to go back someday!

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  6. It's way more fun when the trails aren't crowded like that. I can't believe you forgot your water. We don't leave home without it living in AZ.
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    1. Oh we had them in the car we just didn't bring it since our original hiking plan was only supposed to be for less than 30 minutes! The whole hike back up I just kept thinking of changing into my flip flops and drinking my ice cold drink.

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  7. What amazing photos, Joanne! Your little getaway looks fabulous to me! Bar Harbor looks like a fun little town!

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    1. It was such a cute little town but I'm wishing we had stepped into more stores and really explored--- we just figured we'd be back again another night!

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  8. Joanne, this looks like such a nice place to visit. I enjoyed looking at all of your photos. Thanks for taking us along on your trip.

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  9. Love the photos. I would jump at the chance to walk this trail. Strawberry cheesecake ice cream looks good too! Thanks for linking.

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  10. What a sweet little town. It's like everywhere you look there's something to see. The national park looks like a fantastic place to explore, the views are amazing.

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    1. We were so glad it was such a clear weekend and could see so much; the views were incredible.

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  11. Wow! Beautiful photos of a charming little town and fantastic views at the park. I would love to visit Acadia sometime. Thanks for sharing your photos!

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  12. I think I might have to put Acadia as our next National Park trip! These hikes look amazing!

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  13. This is one park I will probably never get too since my hubby hates the east coast, but I wish I could go. I will have to enjoy this park though your posts.

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    1. Aw, that's too bad; it really is a beautiful park.

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  14. The town looks so quaint and the pictures you got on your hike are just beautiful!

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