On our second day in Acadia we got the bikes off the roof of the truck and took a Park bus into Bar Harbor. We road around the town for a bit, had a fantastic lunch at Side Street Cafe and then headed for the Carriage Roads.
The weather was perfect. We had a really fun day and ended up riding about 25 miles. You can tell Alan was having a good time because he stopped and actually posed for this picture!
We loved the carriage roads so much that we scheduled a long run before we left so we could get out on them again. I would volunteer at this Park just to have the opportunity to run on the Carriage Roads every day!
There are close to 20 of these beautfiul stone bridges all along the Carriage Roads.
The next day was overcast but we headed out for another hike, this time up the coast. We drove to the closest Parking Lot – Otter Point and just walked North until we got to Bar Harbor. The bus brought us back to our car later that day. The bus system in this Park is really terrific.
I could of sat on these rocks for hours on a sunny day just watching the waves. We saw people doing just that later in the week!
There were tide pools to play in but I never did find a sea urchin. The creatures that live in the little barnacles were out waving in some places!
We had lunch overlooking Sand Beach. There were only a few people here this day.
Large parts of Acadia are still private property. There are a lot of beautiful “cottages” but this one may have the best view!
Brian and Will met us here. Next stop: Canada!