Discovering the Northeast Coast – Bar Harbor
We all know the wonderful South East coast of the US, its world famous beaches and showbiz stars, but what about the Northeast coast? Are you aware of the wonders there are for all your senses? No? Well you’re in for a real treat!
Bar Harbor, Maine – Lobster and more
Bar Harbor, Maine, or Eden as it was founded on February 23, 1796, has a world renowned product, Maine Lobster, but it blends it with its seashore community and Down East character. This unique setting is located in Hancock County, in Mount Desert Island and has an approximate population of 5,000 and 28,800 acres neighbor to Acadia National Park. It’s a relaxing days drive from New York City to Bar Habor, approximately 500 miles (800 km), if you like to drive; it’s the cheapest way to get there. You can also get there by plane, train or bus, so there is nothing to worry about!
There is no need to detail the great product that Bar Habor has to offer, for the Maine Lobster doesn’t need presentation. Let us introduce to you some other options for afters:
Focused on the relationship between humans and the environment
At the forefront of the genetics investigation and research worldwide
Wild Gardens of Acadia – 200 species of plants, trees and shrubs indigenous to the island
Map of Wild Gardens of Acadia
Inspiring new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit
Bar Habor Shore Path – built originally around 1880, it takes you from the town pier at Agamont Park, and continues for about 1/2 a mile along the eastern shore of the town.
Not a bad plan at all! Don’t you think?
Boston, Massachusetts – Whale watching
There is no real need to present to you this city, as it’s more well known than the Maine Lobster! It’s one of the great US cities and its historical, cultural, literary and artistic tradition is, in some cases one of the richest in the planet; mfa Boston. But what if I told you that among all this refined, educated and cultural city life, there’s space for an amazing experience with one of the biggest mammals in nature…
Whales migrate to Massachusetts due to the abundance of mainly mackerel, herring and krill that come to these cool nutrient-rich waters to breed. April to October are the best months for whale watching in Massachusetts, the tours travel to several premium feeding grounds, including some about 25 miles off the coast of Boston.
Harbor Cruises Boston and The New England Aquarium have partnered to provide visitors front-row seats to view one of the ocean’s most fascinating and magnificent animals. These cruises depart from Central Wharf on the Downtown Boston Waterfront, located next to the New England Aquarium.
What to take to the trip
- Recommended late June through September – jacket or sweatshirt
- Suggested for March, April, May, October and November – winter coat, hat and gloves
- Best shoe-wear – rubber sole shoes or sneakers
- Must-haves – camera, binoculars, sunscreen and sunglasses
- Refreshments – most boats services
Springfields, Massachusetts – Dr Seuss
Everybody knows or has heard about Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr Seuss! Children’s book author and illustrator, he was born and raised in his hometown of Springfield, MA. So why not take the trip back to your childhood (with your kids), inside the world of this incredibly imaginative artist.
Even though your final destination might be another place. It is worthwhile, stopping for a day, for the city of Springfield has:
- Nineteen parks
- Thirteen pools
- Two swimming ponds
- Two public golf courses
Park activities include:
- Team sports
- Programs for children
Maybe staying for the night, might not be enough?!
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