Summer in Maine

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We’ve just returned from an idyllic ten days in downeast Maine, exploring Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island, Acadia National Park, and the entire mid-coast. ¬†Although it was high tourist season – and it showed – nonetheless we found it beautiful, peaceful, and the ideal place to while away the summer days.

Our country home for the duration of our stay in Bar Harbor
Our country home for the duration of our stay in Bar Harbor
Sunset from our backyard beach on Hulls Cove
Sunset from our backyard beach on Hulls Cove
I managed to find plenty of lazy summer afternoons to get in some knitting
I managed to find plenty of lazy summer afternoons to get in some knitting
The view from our early morning hike up Cadillac Mountain, looking down at the Porcupine islands
The view from our early morning hike up Cadillac Mountain, looking down at the Porcupine islands
Once we escaped the crowds near Jordan House, the hike around Jordan Pond provided peace and quiet
Once we escaped the crowds near Jordan House, the hike around Jordan Pond provided peace and quiet
A rest along the Jordan Pond trail
A rest along the Jordan Pond trail
The Ocean Path hike to Otter Point gave us lots of opportunities to climb around on the rocks
The Ocean Path hike to Otter Point gave us lots of opportunities to climb around on the rocks
The view from Otter Point seems to go on forever
The view from Otter Point seems to go on forever
Even when it was overcast, the views from the Ocean Path were stunning
Even when it was overcast, the views from the Ocean Path were stunning
Looking back on the Acadia coastline
Looking back on the Acadia coastline
We visited five of Maine's 68 lighthouses, including Bass Harbor Lighthouse
We visited five of Maine’s 68 lighthouses, including Bass Harbor Lighthouse
We took a day trip down midcoast Maine to Rockland
We took a day trip down midcoast Maine to Rockland
The stairs up to Owls Head Lighthouse
The stairs up to Owls Head Lighthouse
A "forever view" from Owls Head Lighthouse
A “forever view” from Owls Head Lighthouse
Dining in Bar Harbor was crowded most evenings, but we were able to enjoy some of the unique flavors at Mt. Desert Ice Cream
Dining in Bar Harbor was crowded most evenings, but we were able to enjoy some of the unique flavors at Mt. Desert Ice Cream
It was very foggy on the day we took a small boat to Isleford - a quintessential Maine panorama, I thought
It was very foggy on the day we took a small boat to Isleford – a quintessential Maine panorama, I thought
We wandered by quaint summer homes and gardens in bloom on Islesford
We wandered by quaint summer homes and gardens in bloom on Islesford
Our boat trip included a chance to see lobster trapping up close and personal
Our boat trip included a chance to see lobster trapping up close and personal
Whoopie pies were a favorite of everyone!
Whoopie pies were a favorite of everyone!
The red squirrels at our house were VERY friendly to anyone with sunflower seeds
The red squirrels at our house were VERY friendly to anyone with sunflower seeds
The same went for the ducks, if you treated them to cracked corn
The same went for the ducks, if you treated them to cracked corn
Caught in the act!
Caught in the act!
Sunset on MDI's coastline
Sunset on MDI’s coastline
Feeling very small in the face of the vast expanse of land and ocean
Feeling very small in the face of the vast expanse of land and ocean
I loved all of the round boulders that collected on the shoreline here
I loved all of the round boulders that collected on the shoreline here
Old Soaker blueberry soda from Atlantic Brewing Co was one of our all-time favorites
Old Soaker blueberry soda from Atlantic Brewing Co was one of our all-time favorites
Another hike in Acadia National Park
Another hike in Acadia National Park
Looking across Northeast Harbor on the quietside of MDI
Looking across Northeast Harbor on the quietside of MDI
We spent the last two days of our trip in south Portland on Cape Elizabeth, staying at Inn By The Sea
We spent the last two days of our trip in south Portland on Cape Elizabeth, staying at Inn By The Sea
Two Lights lighthouse
Two Lights lighthouse
Portland Head Light is the oldest lighthouse in Maine
Portland Head Light is the oldest lighthouse in Maine
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One comment on “Summer in Maine

  1. Beautiful vacation! It’s on my bucket list. We’ve been as far as Portland Head Light.

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