This weekend is perfect road trip weather and if your destination is north, head for Bar Harbor.
I’ve been to all of these places, so here are my recommended stops:
Peekytoe Provisions (244 Main Street)
Fish tacos, seaweed salad and smoked seafood soup. Yum! It’s the tiniest little fast casual places that have the best food.
Lompoc Cafe (36 Rodick Street)
I stop here every time because they put the bar in Bar Harbor. Excellent local craft brews and an outdoor patio with an outdoor bocce court. Fabulous.
Acadia Stand Up Paddling (200 Main Street)
On a sunny day, with the mountains and the sea all around you, this feels like you’re in another world.
Penelope’s of Bar Harbor (50 West Street)
This brand new boutique just opened this summer with carefully curated home goods and gifts that are uniquely Maine. And if you stop in, you’ll see my wee dresses and books (The Ghost Trap) in a little corner with fairy lights. Sweet!
Everybody instantly goes for Cadillac Mountain, but I’m a more off-the-beaten-path kind of girl, so I recommend, while in Acadia, you stop at Beech Mountain parking lot and hike the Beech Cliffs Trail.It’s a short and sweet hike that brings you out very high over Echo Lake.
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Columns about the sub-culture of lobstering that K. Stephens has collaborated on with Maine lobstermen and guest bloggers.