We set our sights for New England this summer and decided to visit Bar Harbor, a beautiful town on the rocky coast of Maine. It's located on Mount Desert Island, which is home to a large part of Acadia National Park, a perfect place to explore as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. After much ado about writing thank you notes and knowing that school started as soon as we returned, I declared our trip a screen free week. We checked out a few audio books and were entirely entertained by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire during the 13 hour drive over 2 days.
We stayed at the Harborside Hotel which overlooks Frenchman Bay and Bar Island. Beautiful views from our deck and the pool!
Bar Harbor is typical of the New England seaside towns that we've come to love like on Cape Cod - quaint, charming, walkable, friendly. We didn't have time to do much on our first day there other than explore the town a little before dinner, which had to be "lobstah!"
There's a shore path that starts at the town pier and follows the coast for about 3/4 mile. I mean, can you even?! Breathtaking for an evening stroll!
I ran along that path a few mornings as well. Wish it was longer but then I'm not sure I'd ever want to turn around and come back.
We never got to see a full sunset since we were usually somewhere having dinner, but even this little sneak peak from the back of out hotel was just gorgeous.
Again, the main purpose of our trip was to spend time in one of our National Parks, so stay tuned for much more!