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Published: August 6th 2017
Rick and Max left at 6 am to hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain. They stopped at Eagles Crag for breakfast. It was about a 4.5 mile hike. Maggie and Chrissy showered then drove to pick them up. The views from Cadillac are amazing. Afterward we parked in Bar Harbor (quite a challenge) checked out where to walk to Bar Island, then had lunch at 59 Cottage (at 59 Cottage St.) Then we walked to Bar Island. An hour and a half before and after low tide you can walk to Bar Island from Bar Harbor. The water level goes down 10 feet (according to a fellow traveler).
Went to Jordan Pond House for afternoon tea. Jordan Pond House is a historical location in the park which serves tea and popovers. We didn’t have tea, but we really enjoyed the flaky and doughy popovers! Saw one of the gate houses that are part of the carriage paths. They are 45 miles of non-paved roads for horses, bikers and hikers. Rockefeller was instrumental in the formation of Acadia, in building roads, bridges, the carriage roads and donating land to the park.
Returned to Thunder Hole after boys showered and
we ate dinner. It was high tide and still not really splashing much. We thought it sounded like a toilet. We may return tomorrow a few hours before high tide.
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