Day 5 – Rest Day, Bar Harbor, Maine

Today was a rest day for Deb and I.  Last year, on our Out West Ride, we traveled every day for 15 straight days.  We learned that we need to have some travel rest days – this day was our first rest day.

After sleeping in, we took a leisurely trip around Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park to see the sites.

Our first stop, top of Cadillac Mountain.  Here are some views from the top.

View of Bar Harbor, the town, from Cadillac Mountain.

It looks like we are secluded on the mountain, but in reality, there are literally hundreds of people around us.  Very popular tourist spot and we are at the height of the tourist season.  Traffic on the island was terrible.

We traveled further to a more secluded side of Mount Desert Island, Bass Harbor…

Bass Harbor is a village in Hancock County, Maine, United States. It is within the town of Tremont on Mount Desert Island, and near Acadia National Park. With its well-protected natural harbor, it ranks as one of the most lucrative lobster-producing ports in the state. 

Here is one of those lobster boats headed into the harbor.

We searched for where the lobster boats were, very hard to find, away from tourist, but we found it.

We headed back to the motel for a quick swim in the pool, do some laundry, and then to Bar Harbor for dinner.  Although it was a rest day, we logged 106 miles on the bike.

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4 thoughts on “Day 5 – Rest Day, Bar Harbor, Maine

  1. christen

    That is so incredibly beautiful! Makes we want to listen to Billy Joel’s, downeaster alexa : )

  2. It was nice to find a non-touristy area instead of all the tee-shirt shops!

  3. Mary

    I just listened to that song for the first time and it makes me want to go to Bar Harbor. Did you guys eat any lobster out there? I saw grandma yesterday and I told her that you guys were in Bar Harbor eating lobster and she gave me a scrunched up look and said “I never understood the appeal of eating lobster”. When you get back you’ll have to tell her about it 🙂

  4. We ate at a place called the Lobster Pound in Bar Harbor. We had Maine shimp which was the best we have ever tasted. No lobster. But in Alma, NB we ate at a very local place and mom had a lobster role, I had fish and chips. I think I will wait and have a McLobster at McDonalds :). This morning we woke up in Port Hawkesbury to a lot of wind and rain. We stayed at the Gagnon B&B, the wifi was out. We are now in Beddeck, NS at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic site, sitting in their cafe which has wifi. Waiting for the weather to clear.

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