The tour cruises around highlights of Bar Harbor where we learned about the fire of 1947 which changed the face of Bar Harbor forever, burning down the summer homes of the wealthy and famous. The tour then continues on the Acadia scenic loop. Moments before our tour, it was beauiful blue skies, but when we headed up the road to the peak of Cadillac Mountain, the clouds laid low and the peak was enshrowded in a layer of fog. This is how fast conditions change in Acadia. The tour stopped at Sieur de Monts Spring and the Wild Gardens of Acadia. Definitely worth a stop on the Acadia loop, the gardens will be amazing when the blooms are a-bloomin'.
|Trolley on the peak of Cadillac Mountain|
|Cadillac Mountain on a cloudy day|
|Beaver trimming in evidence at Sieur de Monts|
|Beaver Lodge at the parking lot for Sieur de Monts Spring|
The tour also made a 15 minute stop at Thunder Hole. Once again, we enjoyed scrambling on the rocks and watching the incoming surf, but alas it was again a calm day and there was no "thunder".
|View of the rocky coast from the trolley|