This is our group shot in front of the house that we rented in Bar Harbor right before we left to continue our trip. We stopped off first in Camden. Camden is called the “Jewel of the Coast.” A beautiful seaport town with a harbor full of sail boats, Camden has been used as the setting for so many movies, from Carousel to Peyton Place. It is quaint and adorable so we stopped there for lunch before heading on.
Above was our next stop; Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park. It was a beautiful day driving there, but as soon as we were within a mile of the park; fog rolled in and made the pictures not as clear as we would have liked. Pemaquid is home to one of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses. In fact, the Pemaquid Light is on the Maine quarter, the first U.S. coin to feature a lighthouse. The Pemaquid Point Light was built in 1835, and marks the entrance to Muscongus Bay and Johns Bay. This beautiful light and lighthouse keeper’s home and museum are preserved in a spectacular coastal park, perfect for picnic grounds on the smooth rocks that border the ocean. We all loved this stop even with the fog.
We had booked the Topside Inn in Booth Bay Harbor and I would highly recommend staying there if you are in the area. It is run by two men and they are very accommodating. The rooms are very lovely and most have a beautiful view of the harbor area. Booth Bay is a small harbor town with lots of quaint shops and restaurants. There is some hiking that you can do and this is a good place to just rest, shop and relax a bit.
We did go to the Coastal Main Botanical Gardens and that was a beautiful stop. Then we headed on to Portland; our last stop on our Maine trip. Please join me next week as we explore Portland.