It's Pie & Lobster Day

Trip Start Mar 17, 2012
Trip End Jun 26, 2012

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Acacia House Inn Bar Harbor
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Maine
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Travelling north we are determined to make sure we have time to visit Moody's Diner in Waldoboro.It is an institution in Maine since 1927 and is run by 4th generation Moodys. Rich and Karyn recommended we not miss it and to ensure we don't we head straight for it after leaving Boothbay Harbor (the breakfast was only Continental and we left some room for it). Without dwelling on this wayside stop, our pictures tell a thousand words!

We backtrack to our pre-set itinerary and make our way to Route 130. First stop is at Permaquid which has a Light and Fisherman's Museum. There are 64 lighthouses in the state of Maine, but this one is the most romantic and most photographed. 

On to New Harbor - a truly picturesque and unspoiled Maine fishing village.

Driving through Thomaston we stop to admire the house built by General Henry Knox. He was an important figure in the Revolution and the country's first Secretary of War. The imposing home overlooks the town. The white painted facade and its two storey bay looks very much like the south front of the White House in Washington D.C. (we should get there by 8th April).

On coastal Highway 1 at Fort Knox State Park the road takes a sharp turn to the right over a large new suspension bridge to Verona Island and then over a smaller bridge into the township of Bucksport. 

Whilst it is still mid-afternoon we elect to continue driving until we reach our destination of Bar Harbor in the Acadia National Park. Cadillac Mountain in the Park is reputed to offer 360 degree views of Bar Harbor, Frenchman Bay and the Cranberry Islands, and we are hoping there may be time after we check into our accommodation, to drive to the top.

We arrive at Acacia House - our B&B for the night and whist there is ample daylight to drive up the mountain, our hostess Anna informs us that the gates to the top are locked for the off season and if we want to go to the top we would have to hike on foot for a couple of miles. We take a walk around the harbour instead!
We have dinner at McKay's Public House in Main Street. Anna has highly recommended it and she even rang ahead to ensure they reserved 2 whole lobsters for our main course.

After dinner and back at the B&B, we end the night with a homemade cookie (or 2) made by Anna's husband Ralph and a hot drink before retiring for a full day's drive in the morning to New Hampshire and it's White Mountains to the Southwest of Bar Harbor.

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rick on

hi phill ,any cheep boats ?

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