Things are shaping up for the season at the inn and Bar Harbor is starting to emerge from its long winter. As the weather begins to warm (we’ve already seen 80° days and it isn’t even summer yet) we have been spending our time sprucing up the inn, both inside and out! Here is Sherry, our assistant innkeeper, rolling up her sleeves and tackling our front porch clean-up.
We want to let you in on a secret! Did you know that you can explore more of the park and see the islands native wildlife with an Acadia National Park ranger narrated tour or cruise? We recommend the Islesford Historic & Scenic Cruise happening during late May. This excursion explores the scenic fjord of Somes Sound and includes a visit to the Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island, a less-visited area of our national park.
While Mount Desert Island is home to many events, including Acadia’s Centennial happening in 2016, one of our favorites just happens to be coming up in late May. The 17th Annual Acadia Birding Festival will be taking place from May 28-31 and features keynote speakers Kenn Kaufman and David LaPuma. There’s no other birding festival or event like this in the state of Maine. Acadia offers a huge variety of birdwatching experiences that novices and experts alike will enjoy. Mount Desert Island was once called “the Warbler capital of the world” and over the sixteen year history of the event, participants have seen and heard more than 180 species!
We look forward to welcoming you this season,
Pat & Chris Coston, Innkeepers