Seal Cove Auto Museum – Mount Desert Island

Seal Cove Auto Museum – Mount Desert Island

The Seal Cove Auto Museum fosters joyful experiences for people of all ages and interests. Our collection features some of the earliest automobiles and motorcycles, as well as clothing and accessories, from 1895 through the early 1920s. Antique auto enthusiasts, history buffs, as well as anyone who simply loves stories or wants to experience something entirely different, will delight in this unique collection.
Inspired by over 50 vehicles, the Museum shares exciting stories about this transformational time in American history. Stories about invention and innovation, art, design, women’s rights, and social and economic changes can be traced through the early automobile, when inventors were experimenting with steam, electricity, and gas-powered engines. The Seal Cove Auto Museum shares these stories — the innovation, ingenuity, and the power of imagination — that created these vehicles and transformed life in America.
The current exhibit, Auto Wars: Then & Now, explores the debate a century ago over whether or not to allow cars on Mount Desert Island, and how the ultimate decision in 1916 forever changed the nature of MDI. The exhibit is presented in a “choose your own adventure” style, allowing YOU to decide whether you are for or against cars, and follow either the pro- or anti-auto arguments to explore the impact of community decisions on the landscape.
The Museum hosts many programs and events throughout the year including demonstration days, Cars & Coffees, dances, dinners, kids’ activities, and more. Visit our website for more information.
.https://www.sealcoveautomuseum.org/

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Learn how to lobster fish on the Lulu – Bar Harbor, Maine

Learn how to lobster fish on the Lulu – Bar Harbor, Maine

Lulu Lobster Boat
Welcome aboard the Lulu! Our wildly popular tour is consistently one of the top-rated boat cruises in the region. We are the only lobster boat tour in Bar Harbor hosted on a traditional Downeast-style lobster boat. Lulu’s two-hour tour offers the most exclusive, personal and unique cruise in Bar Harbor. Sailing from the heart of the Bar Harbor waterfront at the beautiful Harborside Hotel & Marina. Come experience what is sure to be a highlight of your time in Maine!

During your cruise on Lulu, experience a sample of the life and work of the Maine lobsterman (or lobsterwoman!). Watch a demonstration of how lobster traps are hauled. We’ll describe all the parts of a lobster trap and how the lobsters (and many other sea creatures) find their way to the bait inside. Learn all about the anatomy and life cycle of the Maine lobster. For example, did you know that lobsters smell with their leg hairs?

https://lululobsterboat.com/ for more info.

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Maine Beer Trail

Maine Beer Trail

Taken from the VisitMaine website. Please check the website for more information.
https://visitmaine.com/things-to-do/dining-and-nightlife/the-maine-beer-trail/

In the mid-1980s, when Dave Geary sold his first pints of Geary’s Pale Ale, there were only 13 craft breweries in the entire United States. Today, Maine has around 50 breweries crafting hundreds of unique beers. Yes, it’s a competitive field, but it’s also a close-knit and friendly one. Maybe it’s our coastal location, but they’ve all got a “rising tide raises all boats” philosophy. It’s in that spirit that the Maine Brewers Guild was founded.

GRAB YOUR PASSPORT
That spirit, and Maine’s very distinctive hospitality, combined in 2009 with the creation of the Maine Beer Trail. It connects nearly 50 craft breweries, both inland and on the coast. Visit Rocky Coast Brewing in Ogunquit or Kennebec River Pub & Brewery in The Forks, Black Bear Microbrew in Orono or The Bag and Kettle Brewpub at the top of Sugarloaf. Be sure to grab a Maine Beer Trail Passport when you hit the road. Visit 10 breweries, and you’ll be rewarded with a Brewers’ Guild hat; 20 breweries gets you a t-shirt.

You can enjoy the Maine Beer Trail even if no one in your party is willing to make the noble sacrifice of being the designated driver. Take a guided tour with The Maine Brew Bus, complete with beer, snacks, tours and, yes, beer trivia. Or just stick to Portland. There are nearly a dozen breweries just a short walk or cab ride apart, including Shipyard Brewing Co, Sebago and—note the name—Rising Tide Brewing Company.

WHATEVER YOUR THIRST
Maine’s breweries are located all over the map, not just literally, but figuratively as well. At Friars’ Brewhouse in Bucksport, Brother Donald Paul of the Franciscan Brothers of St. Elizabeth of Hungary brews his trademark Whoopie Pie Porter. Penobscot Bay Brewery in Winterport uses the beer they brew to make their signature beer-flavored ice cream. And in a rustic space on Portland’s waterfront, In’finiti Fermentation & Distillation not only brews beer, but distills their own vodka, whiskey and rum.

Maine may have a crazily diverse selection of breweries, but they all share one common theme: They’re serious about making an absolutely great product.

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Acadia Air Tours – Bar Harbor, Maine

Acadia Air Tours – Bar Harbor, Maine

TRANSFORM AN ORDINARY DAY INTO AN EXTRA-ORDINARY EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!
https://acadiaairtours.com/index.php

For as long as people have dreamed, they have been fascinated by the idea of flight, looking skyward with wonder and amazement. Today, ACADIA AIR TOURS can make that dream your reality. We offer five different scenic tours of Acadia National Park and the surrounding area from one of four different types of aircraft.

ALL FLIGHTS ARE FULLY NARRATED
If one of our “Specialty Flights” is not what you had in mind, consider an affordable “Scenic Flight” in our 7 passenger “AirVan”.The Australian built GA8 “AirVan” is a very impressive airplane which is uniquely well suited for air tour operations. AirVan features include:

Affordability – Best price guaranteed! Flights starting at $36.75 per person. Will beat any competitor’s advertised rate.
Views – High wing aircraft with unobstructed views. Every passenger has their own large, convex, “bubble” window which provides outstanding visibility and panoramic views for unequaled sightseeing and photographic opportunities.
Comfort – A large, sliding cabin access door makes the AirVan easy to load and unload. The wide body passenger cabin with a central isle has no middle seats. Each passenger has their own window seat. Factory Air Conditioning with individual “eyeball outlets” let’s each passenger adjust the temperature to suite their own comfort. Also, each passenger has their own headset so that they can talk to each other and to the pilot.
Professionally Narrated Tour by knowledgeable Commercial Pilot.
Walk-ups welcome! Reservations recommended but not required.
Romantic Sunset flights available – additional $50 option

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DownEast Scenic Railroad

DownEast Scenic Railroad

Departures Saturday and Sunday through mid-October.

The Downeast Scenic Railroad was named Best Day Trip in this year’s poll of Down East Magazine readers’ favorites. Thousands of Down East readers voted February through April for their statewide selections and the Downeast Scenic Railroad made the list. The full list of the Best Of honored businesses, places and more, appears in the July issue of Down East.

The “Best of Maine” awards occur annually and provide Down East readers the opportunity to nominate the Maine people, places and things that mean the most to them. Based solely on popular vote, the winners represent the best of Maine as identified by the people who know Maine the best: residents and repeat visitors.

This year thousands of readers nominated their favorites across Maine,” said Down East Editor in Chief Kathleen Fleury. “To be included in this list selected by the readers of Down East or the editorial team here means that you truly are part of what makes Maine so great. Our readers and team take the task of selecting the Best Of very seriously. It really is an honor.”

“We are certainly honored to be chosen as this years Best Day Trip by Down East Magazines readers.”, said Downeast Scenic Railroad/Downeast Rail Heritage Preservation Trust, Inc. President, Tom Testa. He added, “This is a huge acknowledgement to our board, generous supporters and especially our volunteers, all who have given in so many ways to help make the Downeast Scenic Railroad project the preservation and educational success it is today.”

http://www.downeastscenicrail.org/ride/ for more information.

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The Great Maine Lumberjack Show

The Great Maine Lumberjack Show

Don’t miss the Great Maine Lumberjack Show in Trenton Maine.

YO HO! And welcome to the Great Maine Lumberjack Show, celebrating 20 years as New England’s Premier Edu-tainment center! Our unique, permanent logging sports facility is nestled in the picturesque Maine woods in Trenton, next to the Gateway to the Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. We invite you to come and enjoy a re-enactment of a historical lumberjack camp from the era of the 1870‘s, when the Down East Acadia Region was one of America’s largest logging ports, with Maine’s towering white pines providing timber for tall ship masts, as well as board lumber that helped to build our nation.
Each summer evening you will hear the big crosscut saws singing in the forest, just as you would have heard in a logging camp competition in the Maine woods over 100 years ago …and you will watch the thrilling lumberjack sports of wood chopping and sawing, tree climbing, ax throwing, and everyone’s favorite… log rolling… all exhibited with a modern twist, mixed with history, comedy, and lots non-stop, razor-sharp action!
Two teams of athletes compete in twelve events, highlighting the Olympics of the Forest in an entertaining and educational ‘LIVE’ show. You will be a part of the action as you cheer on your favorite team! The 1 & 1⁄4 hour show includes special events for children to participate in and is perfect for the whole family.
You’ll love the Camp Shack selling fresh,hot popcorn, cold drinks, snacks, and our super cool, affordable T-Shirts are the perfect souvenir from your Maine vacation! Stop in at the Blue Ox Gift Shop from 9am – 7pm throughout the summer for all your Maine gifts & unique Lumberjack Souvenirs.

Shows during summer, 7pm nightly.
https://www.mainelumberjack.com/ for more info

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Abbe Museum – Bar Harbor

Abbe Museum – Bar Harbor

In recent years, the Abbe has grown from a small trailside museum, privately operated within Acadia National Park, to an exciting contemporary museum in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor. In 2013, the Museum became the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine.

At the Abbe’s downtown museum, visitors find dynamic and stimulating exhibitions and activities interspersed with spaces for quiet reflection. The history and cultures of Maine’s Native people, the Wabanaki, are showcased through changing exhibitions, special events, teacher workshops, archaeology field schools and craft workshops for children and adults.

From spring through fall, the Abbe’s historic trailside museum at Sieur de Monts Spring continues to offer visitors a step back in time to early 20th century presentations of Native American archaeology in Maine.

The Abbe Museum in Downtown Bar Harbor

26 Mt Desert Street
PO Box 286
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Summer Hours: May 1 – October 31
Open daily 10 am – 5 pm

Winter Hours: November – May
Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm

CLOSED JANUARY

Admission:

Thanks to the generosity of Machias Savings Bank, admission to the Museum is free February 2 – April 30 and again November 1 – December 22, 2017.

Admission fees from May 1 – October 31, 2017, are as follows:

Adults: $8
Children 11-17: $4
Children 10 and under: Free
Includes admission to the Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring

$1 discount for seniors

FREE admission to Native Americans and Abbe members

For more information: https://www.abbemuseum.org/

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Acadia Photo Safari

Acadia Photo Safari

Acadia Photo Safaris are hands-on nature photography workshops conducted in and around Acadia National Park and led by Howie Motenko, a local, professional photographer. Every photo workshop explores camera setting choices, creating compelling and engaging compositions, and developing a photographic awareness enabling you to capture Acadia’s natural beauty. All photographers and all skill levels (beginner and beyond) are taught in a small, intimate group (limited to 6 participants) during our 3-hour photography tour. Workshops are offered in the mornings, afternoons, or evenings to suit your schedule.
https://acadiaphotosafari.com/
207-318-3402 or email us at learn@acadiaphotosafari.com.

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