Our week was short and we packed it on including walking 27 miles in 4 days. Each morning we walked the shore path in Bar Harbor starting at the Independent where I picked up a strong coffee. Fog covered the bay every day until it burned off around noon but the sight was breathtaking.
The Seal Cove Auto Museum turned out to be a hidden gem. All autos belonging to one man who left an endowment to fund the museum of classic cars from the 1880’s through the 1930’s. Some of the autos had original period costumes so the visitor could envision the wearer with a sense of time and place. Some toy cars, vintage motorcycles and old fuel pumps rounded out the place. Most remarkable.
Our trip was full of surprises and if you visit Acadia focus on the park and the “quiet side”. Bar harbor has it’s charms but it is totally focused on the tourist trade and shopping sadly. But the gems are there if you are willing to look.