Acadia National Park is where the mountains meet the sea. The beach at Sandy Beach is a brisk 55 degrees in the summer time. Cadillac Mountain is the tallest mountain on the continental east coast at 1,532 feet. It’s a great place to catch both sunset and sunrise.
We took a day to go bicycle riding on the carriage roads in Acadia National Park. After some minor difficulty, we managed to find parking at Eagle Lake. Once we’d unloaded and gotten moving, it was a pleasant ride through the woods and around lakes for most of the afternoon. We mostly just road the trails while chatting with Dave and Brenda.
We stopped at Bubble Lake for a bit of leg-stretch and a scenery appreciation moment.
We also stopped on the East side of Eagle lake, where Dasy found some of her favorite fuzzy moss!
We did one final quick stop at the North end of Eagle Lake so we could look back and appreciate our hard work.
Dasy and Brenda supervised while David and I wrangled the bikes back into the vehicles.
On the way home, Dasy and I stopped at a Lobster Pound and had some less-than-spectacular lobster rolls. Fortunately, our trip wasn’t over. More next time!
Yesterday, we went into Bar Harbor for breakfast! We heard that 2 Cats Cafe was highly rated, so we started there. Dasy ordered some blueberry pancakes and I had a lobster omelet. The pancakes were good, but the syrup was made of 100% awesome! My omelet was a bit too buttery, which overpowered the lobster, but it was good start to the day.
Dave and Brenda had blueberry pancakes down the street at Jordan’s (which they said were awesome). We met up with them afterwards and strolled around town for a bit. We bought a couple of trinkets and some ice cream, but otherwise just enjoyed the sights.
In the evening, Dasy and I headed up to Cadillac Mountain to watch the sunset. We’ll be going back for a sunrise in a day or two. Cadillac Mountain is the first place in the morning that the sun hits in the United States. The sunset we saw was excellent, but I didn’t bring a tripod, so I didn’t get many good pictures. I’ll probably be heading back for that again before we leave.
Today we took the bicycles out to Acadia National Park and rode around on some of the carriage roads, but I’ll save that for the next post!