Sunday, October 2, 2016

October 1 and 2nd Bar Harbor, Fort Knox, Penobscot Observatory, and Northeast Harbor

Over the last couple of days, we have had a little rain, and very cold nights. The good news is that the colors started peaking yesterday. It has been pretty spectacular.

October 1st we did a few hikes, beech cliffs, ship harbor trail and beach mountain. We really had a nice time hiking, but up on beech mountain, the cliff was a little scary.

After the hiking, we walked around Bar Harbor and out 3/4 of the way to Bar Island. We would have had to wait a couple more hours to make it across at low tide.

October 2nd we drove down to Fort Knox and the Penobscot Observatory. I was really impressed with the Fort as there was quite a bit of exploring in tunnels and hallways. We have spent a lot of time exploring Fort Zachary Taylor and Fort Jefferson, but Fort Knox had more places to explore.

After that we tested my fear of heights in the Penobscot Observatory. 447 feet up. The scary part for me was the three feet hallway to get to the stairs after taking the elevator up.

Once we left the observatory, we had a nice lunch on the hill over seeing the river.

We drove down to Northeast Harbor and the Somes Fjord. The town is very cute.

Bass Harbor Head Light

Bass Harbor Head Light

Lunch on Seawall

Bar Harbor Fountain

Canon Ball Furnace

Penobscot Observatory 

View from the top

Lunch on the Penobscot River and the Observatory

Northeast Harbor Town of Mount Desert

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