11 states in 11 days… that was our summer Northeast road trip in a nutshell. We started in Baltimore, Maryland and went all the way up to Maine before heading right back down to where we started. Among our favorite stops were the two we did in Maine: Portland and Bar Harbor.
I had read that Portland, Maine had a great foodie vibe. It did not disappoint! From the potato donuts at Holy Donut to the lobster rolls, the food in Portland was delicious. As usual, I wish we had more time. We were only there for half a
We arrived in Portland late in the afternoon and were just planning on relaxing at our AirBnB before venturing out to
We all actually enjoyed the game very much (even my daughter). It was a nice, small stadium with a decent size crowd, and it was something we had never done before. I am the trip planner of our vacations, and since I usually have things pretty tightly scheduled, there is not always the opportunity for spontaneous activities. This day, it just so happened, that I left some extra time in the schedule…
What to do in Portland Maine
Where to Stay in Portland
Although it would have been nice to stay in downtown Portland Maine, we opted for a more
About 3 hours away is the seaside town of Bar Harbor, Maine. The town is quaint, charming and any other positive adjective you want to throw in! In my eyes, it was the quintessential Maine town. There seemed to be plenty of things to do in Bar Harbor Maine, I wish we would have had more time.
We arrived mid-morning and went to straight to lunch at Geddy’s. It is right in the midst of downtown Bar Harbor, so you get to enjoy walking around. Each kids meal came with a frisbee, so after our fantastic lunch, we found a nearby park and threw it around.
It’s pretty pricey to stay in the downtown Bar Harbor area, so we opted to stay at the more budget friendly Wonder View Inn 5 minutes away. The rates were in the low $200’s, we had a balcony and a free breakfast. After lunch, we walked to a local shop and picked up a bottle of wine to relax. Not bad at all… Check out their rates here.
The next morning we woke up and had a full day of 3 hikes planned in Acadia National Park with the kids. Click here if you would like a general overview of some of the best hikes in Acadia for families.
We did Bubble Rock Trail in the morning, walked to Bar Island around lunchtime, and finished the day walking on the Ocean Path Trail. Click on the links above for a more detailed review on those
Some of my favorite family pictures came from Acadia National Park. Although our time in Maine was rather short, it has definitely been one of my favorite states after this trip. I cannot wait to go back and explore more cities and return to Acadia on a “non-foggy” day!
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