New England: Acadia Park

A ten day trip (Sept 10-19) up north, aiming at Maine’s Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. We stayed at Bar Harbor but visited the lesser popular destinations, the Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor as well.

We made stops at Portsmouth (ummm… a little unattractive),  Portland (attractive) and Augusta (ummm … a cheater?) on the way up and Kennebunkport ME & Rockport MA (loving it) and Gloucester (nay) on the way down.

Two nice rest stops (without any vendors) are quant and quiet – super nice. Portsmouth isn’t as attractive

  1. Tue Portsmouth: riverfront & downtown; Union & sunset @ Portland
  2. Portland: Co-Op Food; narrow gauge train; Head Lighthouse
  3. Wed: Augusta; the Chart Room @ Bar Harbor; Ivy Manor
  4. Thur: Cadillac Mountain; picnic; climbers; Jordan Pond dinner
  5. 9.13 Fri: sun rise & set; Great Head @ Sand Beach & swim; a drinkBar Harbor Inn; moon walk @ Shore Path
  6. Sat @ NE HarborAsticou & garden; Lower Hadley Pond; Jordan Pond hike and dinner
  7. 15 Sun @ SW Harbor: Seawall picnic lunch; lighthouse; hiking at Ship Harbor Trial; swimming at Echo Lake; Beal’s
  8. Mon: the bar harbor & Todd; Jeannie’skayak & Social
  9. Tue, Kennebunkport; sunset; the Lehman Trilogy Shalin Liu @ Rockport
  10. Wed, Blue Lobster Grille, etc. & Gloucester.

Some trails, points and beaches

Some restaurants:

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