Friday, May 24, 2019

Bar Harbor, Maine

Our first outing was a trip to Bar Harbor.  We pulled over at several places along the way to enjoy the beautiful views.

Our first stop was Cadillac Mountain.

View from Cadillac Mountain

Cadillac Mountain is 1,530 feet high.  It’s the highest mountain on the Eastern Seaboard of the US and the only mountain in Acadia National Park with a motor vehicle road to the top.

Between October 7 and March 6, the summit is the first place in the US to see the sunrise.

Our next stop was Sand Beach where there is a 12-foot variance between high and low tide.

Sand Beach is one of the few cold-water, shell-based sand beaches in the world.  Sand beaches are uncommon in Maine because cold water traps gases that dissolve seashells.

Bar Harbor is definitely a tourist town!

The town encompasses the entire northern and northeastern section of Mount Desert Island.  It’s the third largest island in the continental United States.  It was originally settled in 1763.

We were very lucky that there were no cruise ships docking today!  The cruise schedule for this year shows that between April 28 and November 7, 177 ships will be docking in Bar Harbor carrying 275,200 passengers!

We spent a little time walking around and I bought a cute little magnet.  This is a beautiful area but we will avoid it once the summer tourist season starts after July 4th.


  1. Sure wish we were going to explore it with you! Enjoy!

  2. We're back at Aroostook NWR for the summer. Any chance you'll be up this way? (no blog these days... only Facebook and e-mail)

    1. We thought that you two had dropped off the face of the planet!! We were planning to head up that direction just to see if you were up there. We'll make plans and let you know.

    2. Nope... we're alive and still kickin' I don't blog anymore... I do check my Facebook sometimes. We'll be here all of June. Heading to Ohio for a couple week the end of July. Back here for a big weir project starting Aug 1. And then? Heading back to Mexico sometime. You can find me at: sharonrver
      or even phone us: 207-328-4665. It would be great seeing y'all again!

  3. We'll let you know when we're coming!