Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunset at Bar Harbor














We made the short trip from Bangor to Bar Harbor, Maine and are staying in the Bar Harbor campground with views of the ocean and only 2.5 miles to the entrance to Acadia National Park.

It was a beautiful evening so quickly ran downtown to observe the sunset over the harbor. The town is very busy and parking was at a premium. We managed to get a few shots before the light was lost. Given that it sits close to the first national park opened east of the Mississippi and is just a few hundred miles from most of the northeast coastal cities, it is no surprise that the area is very busy. As I am sure I have said before, around every major natural attraction the tourist stuff abounds, and for the most part it is always the same. At least at sunset, Bar Harbor seemed to retain some of its historical charm.

We are looking forward to exploring the park and the surrounding area.

19 comments:

Kevin and Ruth said...

Beautiful pictures of the sunset. Sure makes up for the last few days you have had to deal with. Hope you enjoy Acadia National Park as much as we did.

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Gypsy said...

I have always loved Maine, and glad you are enjoying Bar Harbor.

Anonymous said...

Best way to enjoy Bar Harbor is to take the bus. They will pick you up in the campground, drop you off in town or in Acadia and take you back to the park. Buses usually run every 15 or 30 Minutes. Best part is they are free.

Sue and Doug said...

nice pictures of Bar Harbor!!..enjoy!..your new header shot looks very peaceful!

meowmomma said...

I thought it was a quaint and unique little harbor village... I like the lighted windows photos!

Rick and Paulette said...

Beautiful header shot of Bar Harbor and great photos of the town as well.

Jim and Sandie said...

So glad you made it through the storm okay. Such a beautiful area you're in.

Al and Karen said...

I love Acadia and can't wait to spend more time in Maine than the weekend we had a couple of years ago. It's beautiful!

Happytrails said...

Beautiful pictures of Bar Harbor and I just LOVE your new header pic!! I have a real love for the water and sunsets so your blog post today awesome!!!
You guys have fun and take care!

Donna K said...

Nice photos. Loves all teh boats and the beautiful sunset.

E Squared and Mui said...

There's a shack of a lobster place in downtown, overlooking the waterfront. Hubby claims they have the best blueberry pie ... of course we were there so many moons ago that I don't remember the name of the place. Will have to see if I have it written down somewhere in my notes at home. And of course, you can't go to Bar Harbor and not try the lobster ice cream :-)))

Karen and Al said...

What a beautiful header picture. Things certainly calmed down.

where's weaver said...

What a gorgeous area! I love the header picture. It looks so peaceful. enjoy the ride.

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

This is another of those 'must see' places on our list. Thanks.

Margie and Roger said...

Glad you made it for the sunset at Bar Harbor. Enjoy Acadia - must be beautiful there. Glad you were able to ride out the storm and get to visit so many places on your trip.

Rick and Elaine NB said...

gorgeous pictures I love Bar Harbo...Maine is a great state we aren't too far from there so we visit frequently...love your headers shot...

Laura said...

It looks like a lovely place to visit - it's now on my places to go list! Thanks for sharing.

Judy and Emma said...

Yep, I'm waiting for a description of your tasting the Maine lobster! :)

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place. Looks like you have your work cut out for you to get even more great shot.

Nice picture of the sailing vessel, I love sailing!