On Saturday afternoon, we took a Carriage Ride through Acadia National Park. The Rockefeller Family built 57 miles of Carriage Roads through the Park in the early 1900s. It took 27 years, and employed a couple hundred men. Today, some of the roads have been paved for the main access through the park, while there are still lots available for carriages, horseback riding, bicycling and hiking.
Driving into the Park
We stopped at Otter Point to check out the views
An enthusiastic family wave
Two Cute Girls
Two cute parents
One of the bridges on the Carriage Road network
We arrived at the Stables early, but that gave the girls time to check out some horses
Catherine wistfully remembering her cowgirl days
The girls petting the friendly horsey
Chilling while we wait for our ride
The first carriage comes out – there were two going out on our afternoon ride
Here comes our Carriage – led by Betty & Reba, driven by Morgan
The next post will take us along on our 2 hour Carriage Ride.
I’ll have some photos up tomorrow from our Carriage Ride in Acadia. We all made it safely back to the house today, and are relaxing for the afternoon.
To answer Beth’s question about Cruise Ships – Yes, there are usually 2 or 3 large cruise ships in port at Bar Harbor during the season. People get off, go shopping, and to Acadia National Park. It makes it crazy in town.
Tomorrow, we have a visit planned to see some Elephants!
Here are some scenic shots taken at or near the Bar Harbor Inn:
We set off at 10am for the drive Bar Harbor. Stopped for lunch at the Chart Room outside of Bar Harbor, then did a brief stop at the Visitor's Center for Acadia NP, then drove up to Cadillac Mountain. The sun was bright, which is why we have some squinty photos.
We are now checked into the Bar Harbor Inn. After some shopping, we'll have dinner. The weather is perfect today.
We are off to Acadia National Park today, but here is a brief update on the landscaping progress. They were relatively quiet the last two days, which was a good thing. They brought a bunch of trees, shrubs and dirt in.
Today we went on a cruise. We started out in Camden Harbor, and cruised by the house in Northport. It was cold and a little windy when we started, but turned into a nice day. After lunch, the kids walked around Camden and had lunch, and Lou and I took the dogs back to the house. Emily was kind enough to go out with us, and it was good to see her.