My mother, two brothers and I left for Maine at 6am from Massachusetts. I had accidentally left my big cold weather jacket at the house and remembered after 10 mins of driving, so unfortunately we turned around really quickly, got my coat and started on the road again. We traveled up on 495 North through New Hampshire and finally crossed the Maine state line. It only takes about an hour and half to get from our house in Massachusetts to the Maine state line. At the welcome center I stopped to take a picture with a moose. Then we headed up to Bar Harbor, Maine.
After going through Ellsworth, we drove down to the Acadia National Park Headquarters to find out what areas of the Park were accessible. The Sand Beach Park Entrance of the Park Loop Road was opened, so we planned to drive down after lunch. For lunch we drove into Bar Harbor. We ate at Geddy’s Pub on Main Street.
Unfortunately their souvenir shop downstairs was closed for the season, so we just ate lunch (I had fish and chips) and proceeded to walk around the streets of Bar Harbor to see if any shops were open. We found a couple and were able to buy some gifts for friends back home. After shopping, we drove down to the Sand Beach Park Entrance. Even though my mom has a National Park Annual Pass there was no one at the gate, so we were able to drive right through to the Sand Beach overlook and the Thunder Hole overlook.
We stayed the night in Ellsworth, Maine. The next morning we started on our way back to Massachusetts. We stopped in Freeport, Maine to go to the L.L. Bean Inc. Then finally made our way back to our house in Massachusetts for dinner.