We got up early-ish today, and after a good hotel buffet breakfast we set out for Acadia National Park. It is a bit of a drive away, but it was on our lists of must do’s.
About 3/4 of the way there, we came across a really large bridge – Penobscot Narrows Bridge, that we had to cross. We decided to stop to take some photos and discovered that you could actually get up in to the observatory.
See those little windows up the top there? Well, that’s where the observatory is. Not being ones to miss an opportunity like this, we decided we needed to go up there. It was only like 6 dollars and included admission to nearby Fort Knox (which we sadly didn’t get the time to check out)
It was pretty high. But we got a really cool view of the bay and mountains off in the distance.
Viewing done, we headed onwards towards Acadia National Park. After a slight detour due to a Nav Man malfunction, we made it to the park. Unfortunately the weather had turned a bit and it was raining a bit. The park is HUUUGE and has a very large amount of hiking trails. As it was raining, we chose to drive around the loop road that goes around about one quarter of the park, and stop and see anything that looked good. One of our first destinations was Cadillac Mountain. Yes, lets drive up a mountain we say, excitedly. Then about halfway up we realise it’s slightly terrifying and incredibly high. Spectacular views though, although I don’t think we quite made it to the summit.
Mountain successfully descended we continued around the loop road. We saw lots of nature and nice views of mountains and oceans. We also saw a snake and some other thing running in the bushes. Don’t know what that was.
We spent a few hours at Acadia which was nowhere near long enough. You could probably spend your whole life exploring it and not see it all. We needed lunch so headed to nearby Bar Harbor to see what they had to offer. We found a place that served lobster, so that was good.
We wandered around Bar Harbor a bit after lunch but it was really busy. We hightailed it out of there and headed back to Rockland. That took a couple of hours, so by the time we got back it was dinner time. We went back to Claws and had a lobster each for dinner. And some delicious scallops. Best.