Travels with Bentley

Travels with Bentley
Bentley - our Heartland Bighorn

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Taking the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Taking the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park

We left the campground this morning a little before 10.  When I selected Bar Harbor Campground as a place to spend these five days near Bar Harbor, ME I had no idea how convenient it would be to everything.  We didn't have to go too far at all before we entered Acadia National Park, we were just a few miles from the town of Bar Harbor, and it was near Ellsworth, the closest city (Wal-mart).  Even though I ranted on Wal-mart a bit in a previous post they are convenient for a few things - especially DEF & a few camping necessities and paper products.  We have been using local grocery stores (Hannaford) for fresh fruit and vegetables!  They have been amazing and most of it is locally grown.  I cannot get over the Maine cauliflower!  It is huge, gorgeous and tastes amazing!  

We spent most of our day at Acadia National Park, taking the Park Loop Road and stopping at most of the sites along the way.  Rather than overload you with alot of "words" I'm going to share pictures, noting information under each one as needed.

I'm afraid this blog post might be a bit of an overload on pictures.  It's difficult to decide what to include and what to leave out.  I hope you enjoy them.  I know I can't capture the full ambiance of each one but I hope you can get an idea of how beautiful this area is.


Frenchman's Cove  from the Overlook on  the Park Loop Road

Every day we see more and more color in the trees.

This is where we begin the one way road on the Park Loop Road.

Beaver Dam Pond

The strip of land in front of the mountain area is Egg Rock Lighthouse.  It is on an island.

This tells about Schoodic Institute and Welcome Center that sets on the land behind the landhouse.  We will be moving to this area on Tuesday, September 11.

Closeup of a sailboat passing by.

A close up of Schoodic Point .  We loved it there when we visited 12 years ago and I personally can't wait to get back over there and spend some time on the beach.  It was the best part of our last trip and I am hoping it will be that good this time as well.

Just some of the beautiful landscape of Acadia.

More fall colors.

See all of the dots - they are all lobster bouys!  They are everywhere!

Information on Egg Rock Lighthouse.

Better picture of Egg Rock Lighthouse

Lobster Boat

Our first stop on the Park Loop Road at Sand Beach

Famlies were enjoying the beautiful day here - upper 70's/low 80's.  Perfect weather!

We are a great distance from Cadillac Mountain (it is located in the mid northern portion of Acadia) - but here are closeups of people at the top.  

More close ups - these were all taken from Sand Beach.

I almost missed these two eagles.  My camera was still set for a closeup of Cadillac Mountain and I had to hurry to adjust it and find the eagles....middle, top of the leaves.

This one is below the leaves in the middle.

Thunder Hole - We arrived too late to see any action here, so we plan to return on another day.  I managed to include Dean in this one.

The area where the water comes in between the two rock areas is where Thunder Hole is located.
CLICK Here for information about Thunder Hole.

Information on Thunder Hole
Just a few pictures of inside the park  -  it is so beautiful.

Lobster Boat checking their traps.  We found this so fascinating to watch - several more pictures

The birds went crazy as they threw out the old bait from the traps.  We believe they did get a few lobsters but we could not see how many.

Taken at Otter Cliff/Point - A perfect place to set and enjoy the waves crashing into the rocks below.

Someday I'd like to take a sailboat ride.

Otter Point Rocks

Dean spied this fox.

Another pic.

Looks a lot different crossing the road doesn't he?

This is Otter Cover as the tide is going out.

You can see how low the water is on the ocean side.

The rippling water is the water as  the tide is going out to the ocean.

Little Hunters Beach

One of the many Bridges built for traffic within Acadia.  They were beautifully designed!

Gatehouse at Jordan Pond

Eagle Lake as we drove up Cadillac Mountain

Eagle Lake

Looking out over the many islands around Bar Harbor from Cadillac Mountain

More views from Cadillac Mountain

This is a beautiful place with a 365 degree view!

My handsome husband!

It was a little cool up here!
Just more views from the top of Cadillac Mountain

A few more fall colors

Cruise Ship at Bar Harbor

Closeup overlooking Bar Harbor - see the strip of land between the town and the island.  This is at low tide.  You can walk to the island during low tide, but you best make it back in plenty of time or you'll be spending the night there.

Close up of Bar Harbor pier

Informational Sign

Another shot of Bar Harbor

Informational Sign

Informational Sign
We spent most of the day in Acadia.  We packed our lunch and found a spot we could set and look out over the ocean as we ate our lunch.  What a great meal it was to have such a view to enjoy!

It was close to 4 when we returned to Bentley.  We've got another big day planned tomorrow.  Stay tuned!


  1. What beautiful pictures, Cheri. You captured many wonderful sights. I was going to mention some in my comment but soon forgot which ones! LOL Love the Egg Rock island story, was hoping you'd include why the name. lobster trapping would be interesting to watch. I hope they got a good haul. Thanks for the 'trip'. :)

  2. I'm slowly getting caught up - we stay too busy sometimes! Egg Rock - how it got it's name was: Egg Rock was one of several islands named for the bounty of eggs that could be collected there. Though seabirds abandoned Egg Rock after the lighthouse was established, in 1998, the island’s lighthouse was one of seven transferred to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for the protection of nesting birds.