I had every intention of creating a photo album of our family trip up to Bar Harbor this past August as soon as we came back home and the vacation was fresh on my mind. Seriously, I did! Then, as life would have it, I became occupied with photography sessions, attending conferences & workshops, my then new job, AND building my business from the ground up. It wasn’t until this past weekend when I was cleaning off my desk and found a coupon for a Shutterfly that I was reminded of the photo album that I had promised that I would make for myself eight months ago. The album has been ordered and is officially on its way (YAY!), and I’m so excited to share some of the photographs with you!
Simply put, Bar Harbor is AMAZING and was unlike any other vacation that I’ve ever gone on because it was, well, woodsy! We spent most of our days in Acadia National Park exploring places like Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mountain, Bubble Rock (not for the faint of heart!), and Sand Beach. Acadia is HUGE and I had the best time trekking through the woods on three hour hikes (literally), seeing all of the wildlife, and breathing in the pine scented air.
We stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn and our room had a balcony that looked right out on the Porcupine Islands in the middle of the ocean.
When we got all the way to the top of Cadillac Mountain it was super foggy, but luckily it cleared up and we were able to see the amazing views.
This is the path to get up to Bubble Rock. This rock is literally teetering off of the edge of a cliff and hasn’t budged for thousands of years!
When we started our hike around Jordan Pond, we didn’t think it was going to take THREE hours to make the full loop, but it was so worth it. At one point, the path stops and you have to climb over granite boulders to get to the other side. Sure glad I wore my sneakers that day!
Sand beach is such a beauty. The water is actually turquoise in some areas which I totally wasn’t expecting being in the North East. The photograph to the left is Thunder Hole. When the waves crash into the hole, it actually sounds like thunder!
Bar Harbor has the cutest downtown area with all sorts of shops, restaurants, and cafes. If you’re planning a trip up to Bar Harbor, there are two absolute MUSTS in the downtown area. Be sure to check out Cool as a Moose for all of your t-shirts and sweatshirts, and Choco-Latte for the BEST Mexican hot chocolate ever created!