Maine Attraction: Bar Harbor


Years and years (and years) ago, my parents took my brother and me on a summer vacation around New England. I was too little to remember most of it in much detail, but I can still picture the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY; the Cheers bar in Boston; the gold-domed state house in Montpelier, VT; and a ferry ride across Lake Champlain. But the destination that sticks out most in my mind is Bar Harbor, Maine. I know it stood out for my parents, too, and more specifically my mom, who has both threatened and promised many times over the years to pack her bags and move to the oceanfront enclave for good. She and I spent a few days in Bar Harbor a couple years ago (happily, I was able to find an adult-size hoodie from Cool As a Moose to replace the original one I wore out as a kid), and my parents headed there together just last month after our wedding in Newburyport. They say the town has grown exponentially in the years since our first visit—and even since our visit just two years ago—but judging by their pictures, it’s also still the same sweet hamlet that stole all our hearts all those years ago. A few things that made it onto their itinerary: a stay at the new West Street Hotel, a visit to Acadia National Park, and a stop at The Jordan Pond House Restaurant for some of its legendary popovers.

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Have you re-visited a favorite place from your childhood? How different was it?

Note: All of these photos were taken by my parents, so thanks to them for letting me share them with you all!

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