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Acadia is our favorite vacation spot. We go almost every year. Here

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Posted to Thread #30490 at 3:02 pm on Sep 11, 2018

are some recommendations:

Restaurants:
Jordan Pond House for tea and popovers on the lawn. Actually,, when we were there this summer the lawn was all dug up, so we went to the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor and had tea and popovers on the back deck. Both places have a beautiful view.

McKay's Public House - Eat outside in the garden even in cool weather. They have heaters around the tables.

Thurston's Lobster Pound (in Bernard) - You order the lobster at the front, find a table and they bring it to you. Nice view over the water and the deck has pull-down clear sheets in case of bad weather.

2 Cats for great breakfast. We go here almost every morning.

Mache Bistro - make reservations

Galyns is also good.

Chart Room (Hulls Cove) - They have a lobster special until 6:00 p.m. every day. Nice view.

Bar Harbor Inn has a wonderful place right on the water. Don't like their food that much, but it's a wonderful place to have a glass of wine before going for lobster elsewhere.

Of course, you'll do the park loop road and stop and several place along the way. We love Thunder Hole, Otter Point, Little Hunters Beach; and don't miss Cadillac mountain.

Thuya Gardens in Northeast Harbor is beautiful. Also, the town of Somesville has a lovely little bridge that we always visit. A real photographic opportunity.

Ellsworth which you will pass on your way has a great kitchen store called Rooster Brother.. A must-stop place for us.

If you like bargains, stop at Renys in Ellsworth on your way to Mt. Desert Island. There is also a small place called Made in Maine that you will pass where you can get fantastic jam - love the blueberry but all are good.

I'm sure I've got lots more but don't want to bore you. If you have any questions, just let me know.


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