A Harbor that Sets the Bar for Tourism

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Road Junkies 0 Comments

Bar Harbor, ME & Northeast Harbor, ME
Along the shore in Bar Harbor, there's a rock that's just sitting there defying gravity.  Nearby tourists can book a room at the Balance Rock Inn.
If the Balance Rock or one of the numerous other inns lining the shore in Bar Harbor is a bit too pricey, tourists can book a vacation cabin or cottage.  There are hundreds in and around Bar Harbor.  Prices begin below $35 per night.
 
The Margaret Todd, a 150-foot schooner, cruises among the islands of Frenchman's Bay, taking tourists to view sights unseen by landlubbers.
And, of course, there are the whale watching cruises for tourists.  For a mere $56, you can go for a ride with some other tourists and harrass any whales your captain may find.
You may even get to see a whale if you can elbow your way to a viewing spot through the other tourists.
After your whale watching cruise, you can probably find a place in Bar Harbor to buy some souvenirs.  Ship replicas are very popular, as are lighthouses.  And you can find any item with an image of a lobster-- from pajamas to mugs.
Some of the souvenir shops have so much to offer tourists, they have to display some items on the ceiling.
No tourist can leave Bah Hahbah without having some lobstah.  Dozens of lobster pounds are available, and of course most every other restaurant will be delighted to serve any tourist their own version of lobstah. 
The wise tourist will also spend some time in nearby Acadia National Park.  Hunters Beach would be a scenic choice.
While there, one can check out the amazingly smooth rocks on the beach and wonder how they took on such shapes.

Daily Stats:
Miles driven:  63
Letterboxes:  8
High temp:  80° F