Last weekend, the BF and I celebrated his birthday by taking a quick weekend jaunt up the coast to Maine. We first landed in on Mount Desert Island, home of the adorable Bar Harbor and the glorious Acadia National Park [what irony that I had this post already scheduled for today! #shutdown].
Where better to experience fall foliage but New England? It’s a bit early down here, but since we were further North, we were able to catch some glimpses of changing leaves.
We hiked, drove along the water and up Cadillac Mountain, walked along Sand Beach, Southwest Harbor, and Bar Harbor itself. Ate lobstah, Rosalie’s Pizza, Ben & Bills sweets, and the most dee-lish breakfasts cooked at the Holland Inn right “downtown.” If you need a place to stay in the area, PLEASE call Evin at the inn. You will not regret it.
[ bass harbor head light ]
First lit in 1858, this lighthouse sits on the southeast corner of the island, and is now owned and operated by the US Coast Guard. Unfortunately, it is best viewed from the water, but somewhat nasty weather prevented us from a boat tour!
[ travel summary ]
who:: romantic getaway, family trip, or small group of friends
what:: hiking, breathtaking views, boat rides, new england culture
when:: fall [after labor day, but before the chill of mid- to late-october sets in]
where:: stay at the holland inn bed & breakfast
wear:: layers of active clothes for outdoor park activities; playful, casual romper [& a jacket!] in fall colors for strolling around town and dinner in bar harbor