“1A Relics”, Ellsworth (Maine), On The Way To Acadia — Veritable Aladdin’s Treasure Trove Of Delights.
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The Incredible Bathrooms!
We saw the building in June 2017, the first time we went to Acadia via Bangor (and Route 1a) rather than the longer (and maybe the more scenic) Route 1.
In 2017 it was empty. We thought that that was a great shame.
In June 2018 as we drove by we saw activity and stopped. They said they were going to be opening next week! We were excited.
This June we stopped. And aren’t we glad we did.
What a place. Creativity and imagination run riot. And a treasure trove of wonderful STUFF. Not badly priced either. Yes, individual consignment stalls and it all blends together into a tantalizing whole. We could have spent hours there BUT we know we will stop each and every time we go to Acadia and we go to Acadia quite a lot.
You have to stop, explore and enjoy. You will love it and memories will stay with you for a long time.
They are claiming that it is the ‘Fastest Growing Indian Market in the East‘. That is good.
Mid-May? That seems unusually early in the Season to I. Kids are still in school (in New England) and given that it is northern Maine it isn’t going to exactly toasty Summer weather. I am surprised that it is not in June or July. C’est la vie. I would like to see it but there is no way I am going up there is mid-May this year. We went in March last year — but that was different. We wanted to experience a bit of Acadia in the ‘Winter’. May is neither here nor there.
I can see and appreciate the good and bad of this. Parking, especially ‘extended parking if you are going out on the water’, can get crazy in Bar Harbor during the Summer rush. Legal, extended parking is only possible on a section of ‘West Street’ — close to ‘Eden St’ (i.e., Route 3). This part gets filled up pretty quickly in the morning.
This said we invariably manage to find a place to park in Bar Harbor: morning, noon or night. The meters could help. Plus, there is always the FREE bus.
Lets see what transpires. I feel bad for the locals and workers that will have to pay. Bar Harbor is an expensive place to live and work.
It would appear that it was accidental, but they are not sure. He seems to have gone to the overlook ahead of Monday’s snowstorm. I can understand. We have watched storms in Acadia.
Shame. And the 2019 Season hasn’t even started.
I at Schooner Head overlook in 2014.
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Acadia Ocean Drive in March 2018
when we visited in Winter during a storm.
The problem is the SNOW. They have kept the roads open BUT are not plowing.
I heard, this morning, that Ocean Drive is basically closed due to snow.
Not sure you are planning on visiting right now but I wanted to give you a heads up.
Hopefully the SHUTDOWN will be over by March 2019!
Friday, November 23, 2018, Is ‘Acadian Day’ In Louisiana — Commemorating The Arrival Of The ‘Acadians’.
Yes, my beloved ‘Acadia National Park‘ is related to the Acadians but semi-indirectly. The actual ‘Acadia‘, as can be seen from the above map, was further north, in Canada. But, the notion of calling that whole NE area ‘Acadia’ persisted.
Canada has a ‘National Acadian Day’. The Day After Thanksgiving holiday is restricted to Louisiana.
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‘Schoodic Mountain’ from which the eponymous peninsula gets its name is NOT on the peninsula per se and definitely not within the bounds of Acadia National Park. The 1,060′ mountain is about 7 miles north of the peninsula and maybe 12 miles from the Schoodic part of the Park.
Do NOT get it confused with the 440′ ‘Schoodic Head‘ which is indeed within the park. The mountain is close to 2.5 times higher.
I happened to see it in a map of Downeast Maine while we were in Acadia. The State-owned “Donnell Pond Public Reserve” is HUGE. That is what caught my eye. So, I wanted to check it out. We were going to Schoodic anyway and this was but a minor detour. Glad we went (on Friday, June 29, 2018, the 5th (and last) day of our latest Acadia vacation).
The hike to the top was not difficult though it was a relatively warm and humid day. Took me 39 minutes to get to the top and a few minutes less to get down. But the bald peak is extensive and you can walk around it for hours.
Very rewarding hike with a very high ROI. Definitely recommend it.
Check Category ‘Acadia’.