After leaving PEI we headed back towards Maine. First we boondocked in Moncton, New Brunswick at a casino and the next night at St George, NB at Granite Town Farms (Harvest Host Blueberry Farm.)
We took a little time to see more of St. George on our way back through this time.
St. George is a cute little town with awesome blueberries!
And then we waited at the border crossing. I guess because it was Labor Day everyone was headed back home…or headed to college? But there was a line this time.
They let us back into the U.S.A.! We arrived at Acadia Seashore Camping and Cabins in Sullivan, Maine on September 3 (Labor Day.)
Located right on Flanders Bay in Sullivan, Maine, this campground just came under new management 7 weeks ago and it is awesome! Great location, clean facilities, helpful staff- AND we were some of just a handful of campers the week after labor day. We kind of felt like we had the place to ourselves.
We spent most of our time at Acadia National Park – hiking. Our first full day we hiked to Bar Island at low tide.
We hiked to the highest point on that island, ate lunch and made it back to Bar Harbor before the tide came back in.
Then we caught the Island Explorer bus and went to see Northeast Harbor.
The next full day we went to Echo lake. Mark took a little dip in the lake then we drove to Southwest harbor.
We found Thurston’s Lobster pound and ate an amazing lunch – our friends, Mike and Lisa, had highly recommended Thurstons. It was a great day to eat on the wharf too!
After lunch we drove by the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.
As we headed home we drove by an area known as the Seawall in Acadia.
Then back by the beach area of Echo Lake.
Our next hike was up Cadillac Mountain. This is the highest point on the east coast! 2.2 miles up to the top.
The hike was rough but the views were awesome. My brother suggested it should be named Cardio mountain. We agree OR maybe Cardiac mountain. Mark and I were both feeling sore the next day!
Jordan Pond was our next hike. Only 3.5 miles and NOT up ????. We can do this!
Beautiful day, beautiful pond and scenery…
But the best part of this hike? The popovers at the end!
We witnessed some amazing sunsets at our campground this week!
Our final day at Acadia we decided to explore the Schoodic area of Acadia. We got on the Island Explorer Bus and rode all the way to Schoodic point and back around to the Ferry Pier. Most of the Schoodic Peninsula is full of walking and hiking trails. There is also a nice campground there called Schoodic Forest. We made notes for a future visit ????.
Then we drove to Schoodic Mountain and hiked to the beach area for Donnell Lake. Mark took a little dip in this big, beautiful, warm lake and then we went back to the campground to get ready to leave the next day.
Acadia was definitely worth a second visit this year and I have a feeling we’ll be back next year. I doubt we will ever hike up Cardiac, er, I mean Cadillac Mountain again but there are MANY carriage trails for hiking and biking that we haven’t conquered yet.