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.

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Maine Part 1: Portland & a Road Trip Up the Coast

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! I so enjoyed the few days off spending time with family, relaxing, doing a little early Christmas shopping and of course eating almost everything in sight. I also finally had a little time to sit down and start recapping Maine! Another trip where I ate almost everything in sight…or at least all the lobster in sight. So lets get right to it shall we?


Anna and Michelle were my college roommates and are still two of my very best friends. The three of us had been discussing a girl’s trip for a year or two and finally decided to make it a reality. We booked and planned our trip about a month and a half out and landed in Portland the Wednesday before Halloween.


We woke up early Thursday and headed out to Hot Suppa for brunch. There was a short wait so we grabbed lattes across the street at Yordprom Coffee Shop while we waited.


Quaint and artsy inside, Hot Suppa’s menu is southern inspired and it was well worth the wait. I ordered a corned beef and egg breakfast sandwich with baby kale on the side and it was delicious.

After brunch we drove around Portland a bit sightseeing and then hit the road on our way to Bar Harbor.

We drove up the coast and stopped liberally along the way.


We stopped to take photos of giant lobsters:


We stopped to take photos of the most picturesque blueberry fields:


And of course we stopped to explore some adorable coastal towns along the way:

Wiscasset was our favorite and looked like something out of a movie. We popped into a few shops, got more coffee in a cute little general store and stretched our legs with a stroll down to the water.

Eventually we made it to Bar Harbor where we quickly checked into our VRBO rental and then promptly set about exploring the waterfront.



The sun was starting to set and we wanted to watch from Cadillac Mountain so that was our next stop.



Of course pictures hardly do it justice, but I tried!


It was getting late and VERY cold so we headed back into town to find dinner. We landed at the Dog and Pony Tavern, a recommendation from our VRBO owner.


We started with a round of Black and Blueberries, a Maine special, and all ordered some variation of lobster. Duh.

Full of lobster and beer we called it a fairly early night in anticipation of a long day exploring Bar Harbor in the morning!