Bar Harbor Journals

Baa Haba: The Sequel

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A July 2003 trip to Bar Harbor by Zstrick

Wright Hulls Cove House Photo, Bar Harbor, Maine More Photos
Quote: This is our second trip to the Bar Harbor area... I was so upset that I was going to eat lobster every day of the week...HAHA, yea, like that would ever upset me! I absolutly LOVE this place!

Baa Haba: The Sequel

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Overview

Down Town Bar Harbor Photo, Bar Harbor, Maine
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Zack's Top 12 Things to Do and See (not in order of preference) 1. Hike Cadillac (Most Trails) If you’re not in the greatest of shape, I would recommend the Auto Road! 2. Bike Carriage Roads (Almost Every Trail) There are a lot of easy trails, but some can be challenging if you're not in good shape! 3. Eat at a local lobster pound It really doesn't matter which one you eat at! 4. Lunch along a rocky beach Some of the best places are along the park loop road! 5. Schoodic Point Peninsula If you're into naval ships, you might want to visit the co...Read More

Independence Farm

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Hotel

Independence Farm Photo, Bar Harbor, Maine
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Down on the Farm The house, a circa-1820 farmhouse, is perfectly positioned along a lake where few old houses are left. The two-story, three-bedroom house can easily hold two families of three. The Rooms We rented two of their three rooms. My parents’ room was very spacious with many seating areas besides the bed. Their room also had a full bathroom. My room had a large bed with one window. Both rooms had air conditioning, and both were decorated with old antiques. The Barn The barn is off to the side of the house with a family of llamas, a male, female, and a baby, which the kids are sure to enjoy! There are also b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 22, 2003

Independence Farm
546 Webber Pond Road
Bar Harbor, Maine

Wright Hulls Cove House

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Hotel

Wright Hulls Cove House Photo, Bar Harbor, Maine
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The Cottage The two-story house overlooks Frenchman Bay on a cliff upon Lookout Point, which is north of Bar Harbor on a map. Notice I said a house; this is not a little place at all. It is a large post and beam home with two bedrooms, two full baths one with jacuzzi, a full kitchen, and a dining area. The house has beautiful hardwood floors, except in the kitchen, which has large stone tile. The entire house is decorated with valuable antiques, and the loft of the home offers excellent views of the ocean. Not what you'd expect The house has everything you could imagine in a rental home. There were stairs built down to the beach, which is where my parents ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2003

Wright Hulls Cove House
139 Lookout Point
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 US

Geddy's

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Restaurant | "Geddy's in Downtown Bar Harbor"

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Who cares if we're different? Geddy's is the complete opposite of any restaurant. For instance, regular restaurants use cloth napkins, Geddy's uses "Bounty" the quicker picker upper napkins. Regular restaurant use stainless steel condiment holders, Geddy’s uses a six-pack of beer cardboard case. There are old antique signs, and license plates all over the place. Instead of the doors of the bathrooms saying Men's, and women’s, they said outboard and inboard! I will let you guess which is which. Everything is in a relaxed style, which I found most enjoyable, but Geddy's is not your regular pub. Usually when someone says pub, you think of a dirty, scummy, smokey place. Well, Geddy's is the c...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 23, 2003

Geddy's
19 Main St
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
(207) 288-5077

Jordan Pond House Restaurant

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Restaurant | "The Jordan Pond House"

Jordan Pond House Restaurant Photo, Bar Harbor, Maine
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The House Along the Pond The Jordan Pond House dates all the way back to 1847! The house was originally owned by the Jordan Family of Seal Harbor for whom the House and The Pond are named after. The house was founded as a restaurant in the early 1870's. However, in 1979 the original pond house was destroyed and then, rebuilt. The pond house has a history of many owners starting with the Jordan Family and ending with the Acadia Corporation and a small group of locals. Believable Prices for Unbelievable Meals With the highest single entree being exactly $20, it is almost as if you are stealing from them. The food we've eaten was extremely delicious (Popover a la Mode). ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 7, 2003

Jordan Pond House Restaurant
Park Loop Road 12 Miles South Of Park Entrance
Bar Harbor
(207) 276-3316

Carriage Trails

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Attraction | "Carriage Roads Day 2 & Pemetic Mountain Trail"

Carriage Trails Photo, Bar Harbor, Maine
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The Accident Well, at first, we were planning on a full day of biking, but a couple minutes into our biking, I got a flat tire. So with our whole itinerary for the day shot, we decided to see what mountains we could hike in the area. To our surprise, the closest one was on the other side of the parking lot! Pemetic Mountain Trail At the beginning of the trail, you might want to pick up the pace (if you are on a time schedule) because you gain a lot of altitude farther along the trail. You should stop at the many little vistas along the trail. At each little vista you might think you’re at the top, but you’re actually not. You will see a sign at the t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 23, 2003

Carriage Trails
Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor, Maine

Sea Kayaking Adventures

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Attraction | "The Sea Kayaking Adventure"

Sea Kayaking Adventures Photo, Bar Harbor, Maine
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The Adventure It was Thursday night when my mom came across a sea kayaking brochure. We were all still tired from hiking Katahdin on Monday, and then today from a full day of biking. So we thought we would give out legs a break and put our arms to the test. My mom decided to book the trip even though I told her I didn't think it was a good idea, mainly because I was a little scared! Tomorrow came fast and before I knew it, it was already 2:30! We were going to push off around 3:10pm, and I was extremely nervous. I have never really liked water, except tame water, like in a swimming pool or something. So with no prior kayaking experience, I was scared to death to go in a little ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2003

Sea Kayaking Adventures
141 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
(207) 288-3886

Hiking

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Attraction | "Hiking Katahdin"

Hiking Photo, Bar Harbor, Maine
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The sun was up and there were no people to be found on north OR southbound lanes. It seemed like forever until we reached the nearest city..or what looked like a city. As soon as I saw the first person, I belted out one word. "People"! The entire car busted into laughter and we all started to feel better...or maybe it was the coffee. We were all wide-awake in the middle of nowhere. Then we passed a sign for the park radio. So we changed the channel and started to listen. When we changed the channel the whole car fell silent. We found out that they only allowed so many people in the park. I think all our hearts sank when we heard the news, because it was already 8.We finally found out that it was no...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 22, 2003

Hiking
Various Locations
Bar Harbor, Maine

Carriage Trails

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Attraction | "Carriage Roads Day 1"

Carriage Trails Photo, Bar Harbor, Maine
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The Carriage Roads The carriage roads are an excellent way to get away from the crowded hustle and bustle of down town Bar Harbor. Here, you can easily bike at your own pace on OVER 52 MILES OF CARRIAGE ROADS! The carriage roads are not only for bikes. You may want to walk, jog, or even run the carriage roads. On some areas of the carriage roads pets are allowed on (ex. horses, and dogs). Not Just a Sunday Stroll . . . although it can be! For those of you who are avid bikers and like hills don't go thinking this is all flat. Some trails offer a +35% grade which is sure to tire anyone after a full day biking. If you’re not really into the hill thing, there...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 23, 2003

Carriage Trails
Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor, Maine