Enjoy Maine's Breathtaking Scenic Views and Wildlife
Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park are full of
beauty and adventure. So if you are looking for a relaxing, adventurous and
enjoyable vacation with a lot to do, or nothing to do this is a great place
to go. The coastline of Maine has many breathtaking scenic views form
Kittery Point at the southern tip to the town of Robbinston bordering Canada
at the Bay of Fundy. Wildlife in Maine is noted for its Moose, Bear and a
bird called the Loon. Its not everyday you see a bear or moose crossing in
front of you as you drive down a road or you hear in a distance a wild bird
called the Loon calling out in a quiet unique and distinctive sound. A great
way to see the wildlife and beautiful coastlines of Maine is by visiting
Maine's State and National Parks.
Maine is the home of the well known National Park of Acadia. The park is located on Mount Desert Island on the Atlantic Ocean along with the well known small coastal harbor town of Bar Harbor. After you’ve entered the Park you can enjoy breathtaking scenic views all the way to the top of Cadillac Mountain.
Once you have reached the top you can enjoy the spectacular views of Bar Harbor the Atlantic Ocean and Frenchman's Bay. Other areas of the park have trails and places to picnic or you can overlook the cliffs where the Atlantic splashes into the them, making it a magnificent sight to see. With Bar Harbor being adjacent to the park there is still a lot to do.
When you get ready to set sails, you really do get to set up the sails. And at the end of the excursion you can help lower the sails too. If sailing isn’t for you there are excursions that take you out into the Atlantic to enjoy a day of watching whales along with other sea animals. Or you can take a day trip on the Catamaran Ferry over to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Canada. Bar Harbor is one of the only two places in Maine that provide a ferry service to Nova Scotia Canada. From Bar Harbor it is a 3 hour ride with plenty to do on board.
There are movies, restaurants and if you want… you can play the slot machines with plenty of those to choose from. Get ready for Great family fun in Wells, Maine during July. Browse through the Craft show, enjoy live entertainment, demonstrations, and displays. Kids will love the children's amusements and activities on hand. Fine on chicken barbecue, seafood, or a variety of tasty treats from number of food vendors.
During the Lisbon Falls’ annual Moxie Festival in Maine visitors gathered to watch the Moxie Horse Mobile make its way down the parade route. This unique site represents one of the many unique promotional campaigns that made Moxie America’s most popular soft drink in the early 1900’s. The Moxie Festival is the only festival known to be centered around a soda in the world. Organizers say the festival has come to be a celebration of small town America.
By Judy Worley
To find news on current events, travel destinations, and Maine attractions visit the Maine Office of Tourism at www.visitmaine.com.