(Wish I could include more pics, but we're using our cellular internet here in the park and we have limited bandwidth available.)
The traffic is really heavy though. Of course the roads are all just little two lane secondary roads, most of them with a speed limit of 35 or 45 mph (55 to 72 km/h). And everybody seems to be in a huge rush to get somewhere.
But we made it into Bar Harbor, and it actually didn't take long to find a parking spot for the little car. By the way, the actual town of Bar Harbor is not RV friendly although there are signs directing RV's to park on the outskirts of town. Although of course overnight parking is not allowed.
The actual harbor at Bar Harbor
Lots of people on the spit out to the island across from Bar Harbor
As we expected, the actual town is very touristy and almost every shop is either a restaurant or some kind of tourist trinket shop. It does have a very nice little central square with a park, much the same as what you would find in most Mexican towns.
After we left town, we did a circular scenic drive loop that goes along the shoreline with one branch road that goes up Cadillac Mountain, the highest altitude for 25 miles (40 kms). We can certainly see the attraction of the park and surrounding area. It really is beautiful scenery.
I wonder what this little shack is worth...
Looking down on Bar Harbor from the top of Cadillac Mountain
As I said, the area is packed with people and cars. We drove up Cadillac Mountain along with hundreds of other people, and while the view itself is spectacular, it is not nearly as satisfying as hiking to the top of a mountain and enjoying the scenery by yourself.
Drove back to Sherman, had dinner, and went for a bike ride around the campground. There are about 40 sites for RV's, about 100 sites for tents only, and another 60 or so for tents and tent trailers, and maybe class B vans. It is nearly full, but we do see the odd empty site.
Up early this morning to do the hike up Acadia Mountain trail. Want to get there before the crowds!
Yesterday morning's drive, 88 miles (140 kms)