Saturday, July 7, 2012

Northeast Trip - Bar Harbor Maine

We drove from Kennebunkport following our friends Tom and Cathy.

During our time in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, I took hundreds of pictures.  I posted a lot of them on Facebook.

We arrived about mid day and had no trouble getting to our campsite at Hadley's Point Campground outside of Bar Harbor.  What a nice place!  And the price was right at $22.15/night.  We stayed 8 days and only had to pay for 7.  The free wifi was great and we enjoyed many nights around the campfire.

It is a busy campground but this is the busy season in Maine. We met some seasonal folks who are regulars here and they were very friendly and helpful.

The first thing we took advantage of was the free bus ride into Acadia National Park.  L.L.Bean underwrites the bus system through the campgrounds and into Bar Harbor and around Acadia National Park.  Pretty awesome.
Hop on and get off downtown Bar Harbor or anywhere along the route in Acadia.  Or ride the complete loop around the Mt Desert Island.

Here are some things to in Acadia National Park:

1. Visit the Hulls Cove Visitor Center.  Nice orientation on the park and plenty of great information and ideas.
2. Have a picnic at Sand Beach.  Or dip your toe into the cooold 50 degree water!
3. Hike to Thunder Hole.
4. Have afternoon tea and pop overs at Jordan Pond.
There are more pictures and times to share with you on our time in Acadia and Bar Harbor.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for joining us on this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Until next time...


  1. We were in Bar Harbor last year around this time. I can understand how it became such a popular area. Would like to visit again outside of the summer vacation time frame when there are less people around.

  2. We really enjoyed Acadia National Park when we were there several years ago with our girls. Beautiful area.
    Must be a bit cool there. The first photo has you all in jackets.

  3. Looks like a tremendous place to visit. That whole area is on my to do list for one of these years.

    Thanks for posting the inviting photos!