a travel guide to bar harbor, maine

After our sailing excursion, we went up the coast to Sullivan, Maine where our air bnb was located. This spot was about 45-ish minutes from Bar Harbor but totally worth it seeing as it was located ON Frenchman's Bay.

The tide was low so we walked out on the murky bottom with the seaweed + the light was unreal. Heart eyes don't even begin to describe this view + that salty air.

Exhibit A

That's just Acadia National Park in the distance calling our names.

This picture, we joke, is Caleb's model photo or either his best attempt at @liveauthenticken. But really, this is my ideal outfit.

And then we did some self-timing magic with a rock as our tripod. I couldn't choose so here are some #truelove photos (insert kissy face emoji here).

Bar Harbor is the downtown scene for Mountain Desert Island which is where Acadia National Park is located. Here are a few of our favorite gems from our time spent there.


Morning Glory Bakery / we were lame + got bagels because it was 8am but their sweets looked delectable.

Thrive Juice Bar + Kitchen / we popped in here after walking, hiking and scaling rock walls in Acadia so our bodies were craving salad goodness. we both inhaled our choice of greens and shared a chai almond protein smoothie. also their energy balls are the best.

Side Street Cafe / lobster mac and cheese + clam chowder. this is what we looked forward to the whole trip. more lobster, please.

McKay's Public House / dreamy outdoor garden, shepherds' pie, brie + pear toast

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream / pumpkin spice + other fun flavors we ignored. only eyes for pumpkin with that crisp weather


Matsumoto Joe / hand made chai and espresso with little Asian snacks like pocky + dried squid. and the best sausage, apple, brie hand pie.

This was our morning view when we woke up ready to adventure to Acadia. So quiet. 

Bundled describes my outfit of choice while in Maine.

Our favorite hikes, spots + places to be weary of, such as the most strenuous hike/rock climb we've ever attempted, will be up on the blog next!