Lobster Dinner at Stewman’s Lobster Pound
Three years ago we made our first trip to Maine and I’ve been begging to go back ever since. Last week we returned to one of my favorite vacation spots for some desperately needed rest and relaxation. Bar Harbor, Maine is a quaint town surrounded by Acadia National Park. There is so much to love about the area that my list could go on and on. Highlights include cooler temperatures, incredibly friendly locals, endless outdoor activities and of course lobster, lots and lots of lobster.
Lobster Roll at Fish House Grill
Lobster Bisque at Fish House Grill
They also have local wild blueberries that they incorporate into a lot of their dishes.
Blueberry Pancakes at Jordan’s Restaurant
Blueberry Pie at Stewman’s Lobster Pound
The food is incredible but the real draw for me is Acadia National Park. You can go hiking, biking, boating or fishing to name a few. If you are not feeling too adventurous you can take in the sights on the 20-mile Park Loop Road for breathtaking views of the park.
After a long day in the park I love to head to Jordan Pond House to refuel and relax. They have the most amazing popovers. I’m working on developing a gluten-free popover recipe. I’ll share it soon.
Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park
Otter Cove, Acadia National Park
Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park
Just when I thought that our vacation couldn’t get any better I stumbled upon the most beautiful sight. A family of deer walked through our backyard early on our first morning there. I assumed it was a one time deal. I was thankful to have spotted them. We didn’t have our cameras accessible. I made sure to have one on hand for the rest of the week just in case we were lucky enough to spot them again.
The next day I was reading on the back porch and spotted the mamacita grazing. It was all I could do not to squeal with excitement.
Then we saw her two little ones.
As you can see from this pic one of the fawn spotted us too. We made sure not to make any sudden movements. Shortly after our mutual glances the family went about their way.
All in all it was an amazing week. Maine is by far one of my favorite vacation spots. I can’t wait to go back. Have you been to Maine? What is your favorite vacation spot?