Category Archives: Maine

Bangor, ME

Spent the day in Bangor, Maine, so that Louis could work on his thesis and I could do massive laundry and catching up on e-mails. It was a fairly tame day for me, perhaps feeling a bit exhausted from all … Continue reading

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Quoddy Head (Lubec, ME)

We had a bit of time before we needed to head back towards New Hampshire, so we decided to visit the Easternmost point of the U.S. lower 48, West Quoddy Head lighthouse in Lubec, Maine. The original lighthouse was constructed … Continue reading

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Cutler Coast (day 2, coastal trail)

The next day we slept in a bit (9am!), or I should say Louis slept in while I read a book on the edge of a cliff while wrapped in my sleeping bag. I did not expect it to be … Continue reading

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Cutler Coast (day 1, Inland Trail)

We drove out to Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land and hiked the Inland Trail (4.4 miles, ~4 hours) to camp at Fairy Head, right on the coast. The trail was rather tricky, with lots of slippery rocks, roots, mud, and … Continue reading

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Dinner at Pretty Marsh (day 4, evening)

We wanted to see if we could catch a sunset at Pretty Marsh. What we found instead was massive amounts of fog. But we had a fine dinner of wild rice, corn on the cob, and blueberries. And I ate … Continue reading

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Echo Lake (day 4, afternoon)

We spent today on Echo lake beach, reading and hiking. Echo lake is one of the few places where you can swim without getting chilled to the bone. Hence, there was quite a crowd! But we found a nice shady … Continue reading

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Park Loop and Carriage trail bike ride (day 3)

Blackwoods and Seawall campgrounds still full, so we decided to find a private campground on the slightly less touristy West side of the island. Will stay 2 nights at Quietside camground. A lovely spot that lives up to its name. … Continue reading

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Mount Desert Island (day 2, afternoon)

Found some free wifi and non-free coffee at The Independent Cafe in Bar Harbor (they also have some amazing blueberry muffins), then set off to hike up Dorr and Cadillac Mountains (1270 and 1530 ft above sea level, respectively). Our … Continue reading

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Mount Desert Island (day 2, morning)

Woke up at 5am for some reason. The moon is just so freakin bright this week. As a sign of how busy the Island is now, there was a constant stream of cars by about 6.

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Mount Desert Island (day 1)

Left Stadig around 10:20 to head towards Portland for some errands, then Mount Desert Island (most of which is Acadia National Park). Raining again. Both the national park campgrounds (Seawall and Blackwoods) were full, so we ended up at Hadley … Continue reading

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Rained at Stadig

Stadig campground is ~30 miles South of Portland, Maine. Staying here was a good call, since the drive to Acadia from New Haven would have been close to 8 hours. The drive was non-eventful other than constant driving rain, and … Continue reading

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