Today we traveled from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to Bar Harbor Maine!
Adventures by Disney New England
Arrival: Traveling to New England
Day 1: Burlington VT – Adventure Kick Off
Day 2: Burlington VT – Shelburne Museum & Clemmons Family Farm
Day 3: Burlington to Stowe VT – Bike Ride, Scenic Cruise, Trapp Family Lodge
Day 4: Stowe VT – Ben & Jerry’s, Mt Mansfield, Covered Bridges
Day 5: Stowe VT to White Mountains, NH
Day 6: Bar Harbor ME
Day 7: Bar Harbor ME & Acadia National Park
Day 8: Traveling Home
New England Memories
New England Pin Set
Traveling to Maine
We woke up to a bountiful breakfast buffet at Grand Summit Hotel at Attitash before heading out. It was a rainy day, but that didn’t diminish the majestic New England landscapes on our way to Bar Harbor, Maine. We stopped at the Kennebec River Waterfront in Augusta, Maine for a couple of hours to break up the drive and enjoy lunch.
Back on the coach, our guides told us about local towns we drove through, we spotted a moose, we watched Pocohantas, and we played a variety of games to pass the time. They always do such thoughtful things – when we stopped for a bathroom break just inside the Maine state line, they treated everyone to donut holes because they were invented in Maine.
Bar Harbor Inn
Our ride concluded at the spectacular Bar Harbor Inn, a historic residence perched on the water’s edge of Bar Harbor, the gateway to Acadia National Park. This spectacular place will be our home for the rest of our adventure.
The itinerary normally includes a late-afternoon excursion aboard the Bailey Louise Todd, a 19th-century coasting schooner, but it was raining and foggy and all water excursions from the pier were cancelled. Instead, we enjoyed light dinner featuring iconic Maine dishes – savory lobster rolls and Whoopie Pies – at the hotel. Honey and I also popped in Oasis Lounge for a few blueberry libations and a bowl of lobster bisque.
We also had free time to explore Bar Harbor on our own. We wandered through the shops and this charming little town.
Bar Harbor Ghost Tour
Our guides were able to arrange a last minute ghost tour since our boat ride was cancelled and the weather cleared up. It was a fun way to see more of Bar Harbor and learn about its storied history and residents – both past and present.
The boys quite literally sniffed out this divine smelling pizza joint, so we headed back after the tour for dinner number two.
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