Left Freeport at 8:15 the next morning. It was another great
day with lots of sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. We were
driving to Bar Harbor.
Driving along Hwy. 1, we again went through towns sitting right
on the water’s edge. One of the towns was Camden, a beautiful
seaport town used for the settings in many movies from Peyton
Place to Carousel. It is the typical New England town that we all
think of. They say it is one of two places on the Atlantic Seaboard
where the mountains meet the sea.
From Camden we stopped in Booth Bay, an attractive town set on
the Harbor. There is so much to offer the tourist, shopping,
boating, great seafood, an aquarium and a botanical gardens.
It is considered the boating capital of New England. It also has
a 1000 ft bridge connecting the east and west sides of the harbor.
Something you must do when on the east coast is to stop at a
lobster shack for some good lobster and seafood. We chose
McLaughlins right on the water. It was wonderful. The lobster
just melted in your mouth.
We arrived in Bar Harbor at 5:30 and checked into the Bar Harbor
Grand. A lovely hotel right in town. We would be here for two
nights. Dinner was across the street at a place called Poor Boys.
Good stuffed haddock.
In considering a vacation to Maine, Bar Harbor is a must. It is
truly one of the best places to visit in Maine. It is surrounded by
Acadia National Park and located at the edge of the ocean.