The Road Less Traveled-Making Every Mile A Memory travel blog

Welcome to Maine and more gorgeous fall colors

We found our motto, an actual street in the Bar Harbor area

Rose Eden Lobster, wow!

This is it, a building to order/cook your food and 3 picnic...

Our fabulous meal that we shared with the Bim's in their RV

Acadia National Park, a new one for us

Acadia shoreline

Another view of the spectacular shoreline in Acadia

Sorry, one more! The colors against the coastline were so beautiful

Inland Bay inside the National Park

One of the few sand beaches in Maine

We enjoyed a beautiful walk along the sand beach

For those of you who know Dennis' aversion to cold water, this...

Cadillac Mountain, the highest point in Maine, facing south

Another view from Cadillac Mountain

View of Bar Harbor from the summit of Cadillac Mountain

The beginnings of one of our campground sunrises

....and Here Comes The Sun!

Enjoying our nightly campfire amidst the beautiful fall colors

Drive to Schoodic Peninsula

Schoodic Peninsula Fall Colors

Even the ferns change color

Schoodic shoreline

Another view of the Maine shoreline

Schoodic Point

Us with the Bims at Schoodic Point

Home on the Schoodic Peninsula

Schoodic lighthouse

One of the quirky items we saw on our drive that day

Had to get Dennis Bim with his nemesis, the mosquito!

Fall colors in Corea, Maine

Lobster boats in Corea

Lobster traps

We had to try the maple ice cream, YUM!

Town Hall in nearby Ellsworth

Picture the kids sent of Kaia at a local pumpkin farm

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!

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