Maine Part 3: Acadia National Park

After a rainy (but fun!) Friday traipsing around Bar Harbor we were thrilled to wake up to good weather Saturday morning and couldn’t wait to get to Acadia! But first, Lobster.

We decided we needed fuel for our hike so we stopped at Jordan’s restaurant in downtown Bar Harbor for a big breakfast. Jordan’s is your typical diner style breakfast restaurant and claims to have the best wild Maine blueberry pancakes in Bar Harbor.jordans

True to form, I couldn’t resist the lobster and ordered a lobster roll. Yes, lobster rolls are traditionally for lunch or dinner but I had yet to order one during the trip and I don’t regret it one bite bit.

Since I am more or less a hiking novice I also ordered a side of blueberry pancakes, you know, extra fuel in case we got lost in the woods. Or something like that.

Thoroughly stuffed we made a quick pit stop down by the harbor for a few photo ops:


Then it was time to hit the road for Acadia and begin our first hike, Bubble Rock!

Anna pretending the leaves are hot lava and jumping from rock to rock

Bubble Rock was a fairly easy hike, and the hike itself as well as the views of the lake from the top were absolutely gorgeous.




We met some kind hikers at the top of Bubble Rock who suggested we check out Gorham next.




It was a little more steep and strenuous than Bubble Rock, but again, breathtaking and so worth it.



The day was getting later (and chillier) so we hiked back down and decided to finish the day climbing the smaller cliffs along the coast.



After the hike we decided to drive to one of the other small towns surrounding Acadia and search out a cup of coffee. We drove to Southwest Harbor, an adorable town that seemed smaller and a bit sleepier than Bar Harbor.

We stopped at Sawyer’s Market, the local grocer, for blueberry muffins and hot chocolate.


That night, we took another suggestion from our friends atop Bubble Rock and went to Blaze for dinner.

The wood fired pizza was delicious and a welcome respite from the non-stop lobster.

The next morning we bid adieu to our sweet cottage and lovely Bar Harbor and headed up to Acadia to watch a final sunrise before making the drive back to the airport in Portland. Pictures just didn’t do it justice so I didn’t even try.

Michelle and I had a bit of time to kill after dropping Anna off for her early flight so we drove down to Cape Elizabeth to end our trip with the most picturesque lighthouse in the world.


All in all, Maine was breathtakingly beautiful, full of delicious food and of course, even better company ❤ Can’t wait for our next girl’s trip and to return to Maine someday!

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