My daughter and I took a trip to Maine in July of 2013. I went because of work, but took some extra time so we could explore the state. We posted tweets on the trip with #mainetrippin, so I thought to follow suite and name this post the same. The following is a pictorial essay of our visit.
A trip to Maine is never complete till you eat a good lobster. Usually getting a lobster is my first stop once in Maine. And by good lobster I mean a cooked lobster! And that is exactly what you get at the Trenton Bridge Lobster pound. It has been one of my favorite places to visit for years.
Bar Harbor is just a beautiful place. It is a stop for several cruise ships during the summer months. There are plenty of treats, eats and shopping are within walking distance. And the pace is just a bit slower – the way I like it.
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is just minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. It is a beautiful place to drive and take pictures. Hearing the ocean, feeling the breeze and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation is all this national park is about! (but that is plenty enough!)
My work usually takes me to central and western Maine. There are lots of great rivers and mountains to explore here! I never get enough time to take all the pictures I would like, but here are a few samples.
Downtown Kingfield has a few shops and is the home of the Herbert Grand Hotel. A really unique hotel that still uses a real key for your room door, and the front door of the hotel (only needed if you want to get back into the hotel after 9:00).
One of my favorite restaurants in the world – Orange Cat Cafe in Kingfield, ME. Very laid back atmosphere with wholesome food. And a cat.
Well, you can’t see a moose here – because I did not see any! But this is the place to find one… It is called the moose pit because of the water, vegetation, and salt content. This used to be where the state kept salt for the roads, so moose frequent here.
Further down the coast
The Portland lighthouse is one of the more photographed lighthouses on the East coast.
The Lobster Shack is another of my favorite restaurants. For 2 reasons … the lobster and the view!