August 4, 2019 Hermon to Bar Harbor, ME


It was a lazy morning.  Auggie enjoyed his last few moments on the grass, in the sunshine this morning, while we got things packed up and ready to go.

 We only had 47 miles to go to our next campground, so we decided to leave at 11:00 which is checkout time.  We were on the road by 11:15.  Many of the weekend campers were leaving and the campground was emptying out.  It was a beautiful 76 degree day with partly sunny skies. As we were leaving town, we crossed the Penobscot River and could see downtown Bangor.

We took Highway 1A south towards Bar Harbor.  The traffic coming out of the Mount Desert Peninsula where Bar Harbor is located was very heavy.

I guess they were making more room for us!  It was good planning on our part to visit this area during the week and avoid some of the weekend crowds.  We started to see some of the familiar sights on our drive down to Bar Harbor.  The last time we were up this way was in 2012 when we took a trip to Nova Scotia and stayed in the same campground.  We recognized some of the places that we ate lobster and made a note to return there.  We crossed the bridge onto Mount Desert Peninsula and knew we were getting close.  

We could see the mountains in the distance.

We arrived at Hadley's Point Campground at 12:30 and had to wait in line at the office to check in.

Our site, A24, was open, but there were lots of people checking in.  Our site was a back-in site to the woods so we had some nice shade and privacy.  It faced the entrance road and was across from the pool. 

We had to block the entrance road for a bit, so Bob could back it in, but he did a great job on his first try.  Unfortunately, the site was not level, front to back, so we had to use a lot of blocks to raise up the front.  I think it is the highest we've ever had to raise the tongue of the trailer, but we were the closest we've ever been to the water and electric hookup which was right at the back of our site. 

We got all set up and settled in for our 5 night stay.  We set up our chairs in the shade and watched the constant stream of campers arriving.  We had entertainment all afternoon. They have a trolley that picks you up at the campground and takes you to a few different destinations in the Bar Harbor the area for free.  We'll take it into Bar Harbor later this week to avoid the parking hassles.

We sat outside enjoying the cool breeze, warm sunshine, and a cocktail…or two.  Auggie enjoyed being close to the woods and the smells.

We had leftovers for dinner and made our plans for our visit here.  The sunset here is at 7:58 and sunrise is at 5:23 tomorrow. We plan to get an early start, (but not too early), to avoid the tourist traffic on the Shore Loop Road, a very popular scenic drive. Our goal to eat lobster as much as we can while we're here.  LET THE LOBSTER EATING BEGIN!


2 thoughts on “August 4, 2019 Hermon to Bar Harbor, ME”

  1. McBride, Mike and Patti

    Hey travelers! We're enjoying your blog and following your travels. We head to Bah Harbah ?? over labor day weekend. Early afternoon Thursday thru Tuesday. FYI, it looks like this day of your blog has repeated itself a few times. I'm sure it's a quick fix. Enjoy your time in the park. See you soon! M&P

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