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Fun Photo Friday — Bar Harbor Part 1

Bar Island Colors

The first of two Bar Harbor Fun Photo Fridays:

The Route 66 Restaurant is far from Route 66

Bar Harbor Street Scene


Lobster Buoys

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Fall Foliage Cruise — The Fall Colors of Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor fall foliage

Today we’re going to continue around Bar Harbor, camera at the ready, with an emphasis on fall foliage, most on or near Main Street. The exception is this quick shot of Cottage Street, which we’ll spend more time exploring next Monday:

Cottage Street, Bar Harbor

If you continue southbound on Main Street you’ll eventually come to the charmingly named Carmen Verandah bar:

Corner of Main Street and Firefly Lane, Bar Harbor

I bring up not so much for the bar (although it did look fun!), but rather what’s just across the street from the Carmen Verandah. This is the Bar Harbor Village Green, and here’s an example of what you’ll find here during fall foliage:

Bar Harbor Village Green

The oranges and reds here are stunning:

Bar Harbor Village Green

Bar Harbor Village Green

But my favorite fall foliage shots include the entire spectrum of fall colors, including the bright yellows and variations of green:

A full spectrum of fall colors

Time to head back up Main Street for some more Bar Harbor views:


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Fall Foliage Cruise — Into Bar Harbor, Maine

Intersection of Main at Cottage, Bar Harbor

Photographically speaking, the seaside town of Bar Harbor, Maine is one of my favorite subjects regardless of the time of year. Throw in some fall foliage and the attraction is multiplied. Bar Harbor is located on Mount Desert Island, which at 108 square miles/280 square kilometers is Maine’s largest.

Bar Harbor fall foliage

Today we’ll look mostly at the sights along Main Street in Bar Harbor, and over this week through next, we’ll explore the fall colors, the charms of Cottage Street, stroll along the marina along the Mt. Desert Narrows, and enjoy the best lobster roll of our trip at Paddy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant.

Picturesque Stewman’s Lobster Pound, Bar Harbor

Because of the shallow waters off Bar Harbor, this was a tender port. So, Adventure of the Seas anchored in Frenchman Bay beyond Bar Island and Sheep Porcupine Island.

Tendering in to Bar Harbor

This was not our first trip into Bar Harbor (see: Bah Hahbah — It’s in Maine and Maine Street, Bar Harbor). On our previous excursion here we hit Testa’s Restaurant on the first day of lobster season. And while Testa’s was a huge hit with us, we tried a different lunch on this trip which you’ll see next week.

Testa’s Restaurant, Bar Harbor

So, let’s now explore the sights along Main Street, Bar Harbor:

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