Thursday, July 16, 2015

Bar Harbor

The view from Agamont Park near the Harbor

Bar Harbor is a great seaside town full of shops, restaurants and things to do. 
The local shuttle buses sponsored by LLBean run every 30 minutes so we hoped on one at the campground and rode into town to spend a few hours walking around.
The bus left us off at Village Square in Bar Harbor.  It is a lovely park full of gardens
and plenty of green space for playing.
We enjoyed a pleasant walk down to the harbor where the water views are spectacular. There were boats of all kinds coming in and out of the harbor. We spotted lobster boats and a big Sailboat as well as small pleasure craft.
Along the way we passed a great Deli, 2 coffee shops, some boutique style clothing stores, and those with the usual touristy souvenirs. There were many places that provided supplies and encouraged sports activities like bike riding, kayaking and rock climbing.
There is a great place to eat in town called the Route 66 Diner.
It has a fun atmosphere and great food. The building itself is put together from several salvaged places.

It has part of a church, pieces of an actual Route 66 diner and American Antiques and collectibles everywhere. The bar is an old soda Fountain.
Booth lighting made from old Melamine dishes.

Each booth had its own volume control
 We were delighted to be able to adjust the volume of the fifties and sixties background music using an old Drive In Theater speaker.
Fred ordered a lobster roll and I had fried Haddock. We shared them. Both were delicious and served with hand cut fries that reminded us of Thrashers in Ocean City.

Fred's delicious lobster roll and hand cut fries. 
It was a wonderful day and a nice touristy contrast to the open spaces and beautiful vistas of Acadia National Park.
There are never too many harbor views


  1. Great post, Bonnie! When we first went to Bar Harbor in 1986, we sailed on the Janet May with Captain Steve Pagels. He later sold the schooner and updated to first the Natilie Todd, then the Margaret Todd. I did a little checking on the Bailey Louise Todd in your photo, as I recognized the ship. Come to find out, Captain Steve bought back the Janet May and renamed her! That is really neat, as it was a fun day sail!
    Also, you showed us a place we've never been, even though we were in Bar Harbor nine times: the Route 66 Diner. Very cool! We will have to check it out, next time we are there,


  2. So glad that our photo included a boat that has such good memories for you.

  3. Jim
    It had been 30 plus yrs. that Bonnie and I had visited Bar Harbor. I will tell you now that we will be back again very soon. Just a great place to enjoy the ocean and relax the day away. Take care and enjoy life each day my friend.