Katy Elliott

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Weekly Wrap Up: Maine Road Trip

Posted on | July 30, 2009 | 8 Comments

I’m wrapping up my Maine posts for the week. I have two more trips to Maine this summer so don’t worry if I’ve missed your favorite spots. Look forward to a whole series of finds from Portland, Maine. I made a list of all my stops I’ve covered so far below (some are from prior trips). They’re organized from North to South. I know a lot of your are planning trips so I thought it would be helpful for them to be all in one spot. Below the links are a few photos I took on my road trip that didn’t seem to fit anywhere but here. Enjoy!

Acadia National Park: Bar Harbor, Maine

Swans Island Blankets Studio In Northport, Maine

Windsor Chairmakers in Lincolnville, Maine

The High Tide Inn: Camden, Maine

Maine State Prison Shop in Rockport, Maine

Andrew Wyeth & Olsen House in Cushing, Maine

Moody’s Diner: Waldoboro, Maine

Red’s Eats Wiscasset, Maine

Smitten in Wiscasset, Maine

Wiscasset Cottage Antiques

Wiscasset, Maine: Elliott Healy Books & Prints

Wiscasset, Maine: The Marston House & Treats

Portland, Maine: Folly 101 & Blanche and Mimi Home

Portland, Maine: Angela Adams, Ferdinand, Two Fat Cats Bakery

Avolli: Scandinavian Antique Furniture Scarbourgh, Maine (by appointment)

Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk, Maine

Old House Parts in Kennebunk, Maine

Discount Fabric at Marden’s

York, Maine: Withington Antiques

Recipe: Real Maine Whoopie Pies

Decorative Butter Molds found in Wiscasset, Maine

Decorative butter molds spotted in Wiscasset, Maine.

Penobscot Bay Maine Lobster Poster

A lobster poster spotted at a shop in Camden, Maine.

Harbor in Camden, Maine

The lovely harbor in Camden, Maine.

Shaker Bench and Moose at Windsor Chairmakers

Shaker furniture gallery at Windsor Chairmakers.

Northwest Harbor, Maine

Adorable downtown of Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Acadia National Park, Maine

Posted on | July 30, 2009 | 4 Comments

Acadia Park: Bar Harbor, Maine

As we drove further north on our road trip we heard predictions of heavy downpours and rain the following days. We decided to shorten the trip by a day and drive straight to Acadia in Bar Harbor. I was getting kinda burnt out on shopping and wanted to get outside anyway.

Acadia National Park is completely gorgeous. Pay $20 for the day and take your time driving around Mount Desert Island. Every overlook will take your breath away. I was anticipating the breathtaking views from Cadillac Mountain. The drive up the mountain (large hill) was a bit treacherous. My mom is afraid of heights (she was driving) and I’ve developed the fear of cars crashing into ravines somewhere between my 27-30th year of life. This is probably due to the fact I almost drove us off into a ravine in the middle of the winter on the Kangamangus highway in New Hampshire. So we crept our way up the large hill as I gasped at the overlooks while my mom kept her eyes concentrated on the middle of the road. It was a bit hysterical, laughing helped. At the very top the ocean surrounds you in every direction.

I would love to come back with Greg and do some hiking and spend a few days camping. If only it wasn’t so far away. Acadia is 4 hours north of Portland, Maine. When we were driving out of Bar Harbor I counted 12 very large private jets at the small airport. If I only had a jet I would come every weekend! I took a ton of photos. Above and below are my favorites.

Acadia Park view from Cadillac Mountain in Maine

View from Cadillac Mountain Bar Harbor, Maine

Acadia park Maine

Acadia National ParkCadillac Mountain looking down to Bar Harbor, Maine

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