Maine had been on our “To Do” list for a long time and Bar Harbor is on an island so…

We flew into Bangor and rented a car. It’s less than an hour drive down to Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island although the road construction in Ellsworth (it’s not often that you see a “Pavement Ends” sign on a state highway”) made it feel like much longer than that.

We wanted a great ocean view and that quickly narrowed the choices down to Bar Harbor Inn. Each morning I was able to take my walk on Shore Path passing Balance Rock.

Nearby was the Village Green with the Island Explorer bus stop.

We drove out to Acadia National Park and followed Park Loop Road where we visited Thunder Hole and Cadillac Mountain.

Bar Harbor is less than 100 miles from Canada’s Campobello Island, New Brunswick so we made a day trip there.

On Campobello Island we saw Jocie’s Porch, Friar Point, Mulholland Light, Liberty Point, Head Harbor Lightstation and Roosevelt Cottage.

C-Ray’s and Jordan Pond House were special places as well as having good food.

We wrapped up our visit to Bar Harbor with an Acadian Boat Tours cruise around Frenchman Bay.

Originally published at whereiveben.blogspot.com on September 8, 2016.

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