Saturday August, 5 – Sunday, August 6
Our first major stop on our trek north was Acadia. We had spent a day in Massachusetts hitting up some breweries (Jack’s Abby, Tree House Brewing Co., and Trillium) and having a quick visit with my Uncle Steve and Aunt Suzanne (thank you for dinner!). Our drive up through Maine turned out to be surprisingly busy, as we stopped at Allagash, Maine Beer Company, and at Red’s Eats to get best lobster rolls in Maine (slightly skeptical of this; we haven’t decided if they were good enough to stand in line for 2.5 hours) before making our way to the National Park.
Monday, August 7
Brandon and I had taken a trip up to Acadia in 2014, but we enjoyed the area so much that we wanted to take a quick stop again to start off the North East portion of our road trip. We stayed at Timberland Acres RV Park with electric and water hook-ups about 15 minutes outside of the park. We even managed to watch Game of Thrones (it took a lot of patience because phone service and the campground’s WiFi wasn’t great).
We went for a hike Dorr Mountain via Ladder Trail the following day. It was our first attempt to bring our day hiking gear on the motorcycle with us. It went swimmingly (despite almost running out of gas). It was an overall fairly easy hike and even had some of Acadia’s classic iron rungs. We wrapped up our day by splitting a lobster roll in Bar Harbor for dinner and stopping in McKays Public House, which had an excellent selection of craft beer. We had fun conversations with our bar tenders about traveling, beer, and the best high school program for lacrosse being in Southern Maryland (McDonough, apparently. Who knew?).