Pictures of Bar Harbor, Maine

Pictures of Bar Harbor, Maine

I’m a romantic at heart and I’ve always thought a Lighthouse situated at the edge of a rocky cliff overlooking a sandy beach epitomized that sentiment.  Maybe the idea of reaching back to a time when one glowing light spun rhythmically through a fog-drenched night drawing sailors safely to its shores is what has me intrigued.

That is primarily why I chose to visit Bar Harbor in the first place. I was drawn to the possibility of not only seeing many lighthouses that sat proudly along the shoreline, but there was an opportunity to actually sleep in one. As luck would have it, the winds were too high for us to participate in the boat tour, so you can imagine, I was majorly disappointed.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed my short stay there. Bar Harbor is a beautifully quaint town that has a small town feel because of its friendly residents. It possesses a natural easiness and familiarity where you feel as if you’ve lived there all of your life. The one thing that we were determined to do was to eat a lot of seafood, specifically, Maine lobster! A trip to Geddy’s, a local seafood establishment proved to be a wise move on our part.

Maine is also the Blueberry capital of the world, so make sure you try a slice of blueberry pie and a bottle of blueberry soda for good measure. If you want to see the best of this picturesque town, take a ride on Oli’s Trolley where you will enjoy their sojourn through the fantastic Arcadia National Park.

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Renee King
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  • ryanrob
    Posted at 19:31h, 26 April Reply

    Sorry you didn't get the boat tour, you landed second prize with the Maine seafood. I hear it's the best in the world. Great Blog.

    • Renee
      Posted at 15:40h, 26 April Reply

      Hi Ryan,
      You are so right, the experience was more than I could have asked for. I still got to see a lot of what makes Bar Harbor a special town and I practically had a seafood IV attached to me. So, no complaints here! lol

  • Indian Bazaars
    Posted at 11:28h, 30 April Reply

    Nice post! A town with a lighthouse has its charm and sometimes its place in the old cartographic world as well. We lived for some years in Visakhapatnam, on the east coast of India and 25km away was Bimilipatnam, an old dutch settlement, with its lighthouse and old architecture which we were so excited to find marked on a 1772 map.

    • Renee
      Posted at 09:42h, 30 April Reply

      That’s so exciting! It’s like finding an old buried treasure that you want to just keep to yourself. Sometimes, you find the most glorious things in the most unlikely places.

  • FF
    Posted at 15:29h, 02 February Reply

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  • kathleen lisson
    Posted at 09:58h, 03 August Reply

    Lovely photos! I visited there earlier this summer and loved the outdoor sports.

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