Acadia National Park

There were lots of things to do in Bar Harbor and we probably could have spent a few more days exploring the area. The main thing to do is visit Acadia National Park where there are 125 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads. Most of the carriage roads are open to hikers and bikers.

We ended up biking and hiking on the two days we spent here. For biking, we chose a relatively easy path, the Witch Hole Pond Trail where we saw random beaver traps here and there. The trail was not crowded so it was easy to enjoy that beauty that surrounded us.

Toward the end of the day, we went to Sand Beach where the kiddos tried to collect some sea shells and what-nots. While enjoying the sun and what probably is our last time at the beach this year, we watched people brave swimming in the cold beach with temperature around 58 degrees Fahrenheit.

For hiking the next day, we chose the Jordan Pond trail after we had lunch at the park’s only restaurant, Jordan Pond. After we enjoyed the savory popovers that the restaurant is known for, we did the hike around the pond for about an hour and half. It was deceivingly easy at first but got a bit harder toward the end.

The kids were surprisingly resilient and ended up finishing the hike much faster than the adults. Those nimble legs and feet just outpaced our old, rickety ones. Hah!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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