What a wonderful visit in Maine….we stayed near Bar Harbor (or as the locals pronounce it, Bah Hobba). We traveled with the Bims from New Hampshire to an ok campground, Narrows Too. For our fellow RV’ers, if you can stay somewhere else, do it.
On our first night there was NO question what was for dinner, lobster! I had done some research and found this quaint place near our home for the next 4 days, Rose Eden Lobster. The entire state is dotted with places such as Rose Eden where there are just a few picnic benches and a machine to purchase sodas or water. They don’t mind if you bring your own cocktails and if the weather had been warmer that’s what we would have done but we decided to take our meals back to the RV. For around $60 we got 4 whole lobsters, 4 crabs and 4 ears of corn. What a feast!!! I think I ate lobster, in some form or another, at least 4 times at this stop.
One of the main reasons we chose this area was to visit Acadia National Park. Acadia National Park was established exactly 100 years ago on July 8, 1916. It is situated on 47,000 acres and is primarily on Mount Desert Island. Acadia consists of woodlands, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point in Maine. The views of Bar Harbor were spectacular from this 1,529 peak and it is first place to view the sunrise on the eastern seaboard, if you choose to get up that early. Acadia is also home to one of the few sandy beaches in Maine and at certain times of the year you can see otter, whales and dolphins off shore. The next day, upon the recommendation of a fellow RV’er we met in Vermont, we toured the other part of Acadia National Park, Schoodic Peninsula. Although smaller than the other section, it was just as scenic and spectacular. Upon a recommendation of a fellow traveler, we had lunch at The Pickled Wrinkle (a wrinkle is a sea slug) in Birch Harbor, a cute restaurant frequented predominantly by locals. Unfortunately their signature dish and namesake was not available that day but we did try the sea vegetable chips, lobster pizza and their seafood stew, all absolutely yummy! After that sumptuous meal, we meandered around a small lobstering town, Corea where we saw typical New England coastal homes, lobster boats being readied for the upcoming winter and other quirky finds as you will see in the photos.
All in all, this was a fabulous stop and now onto our next adventure!