Monday, October 7, 2013

Camden Hills State Park, Camden, ME - Oct. 6-7th

Early on Sunday, October 6th we left Cape Cod to head to Bar Harbor, Maine. It lightly rained part of the way....we've been very blessed thus far with great weather! We stopped in Wiscasett, ME to try a famous lobster roll at Red's Eats. Now, I'm not really a fan of lobster myself, but Dave loved it. If you do love lobster, you will love Red's! It's a landmark! A tiny lobster shack that has hour long waits and people that travel from other states just to come back for what they say are the best lobster rolls they've ever had! Part of the experience too is a cool location in a quaint little town right on the water and the people at Red's are so fun and friendly!

Above are photos of the great fall color we saw on our drive to Wiscasett, ME. Excuse the dirty windshield, lol!

Above are photos of Red's Eats in Wiscasset, ME

After leaving Red's Eats, we decided to stop for the afternoon in Camden instead of going straight through to Bar Harbor. We've decided we don't need quite as much time in Bar Harbor since the government shutdown (boo!!!) means Acadia National Park is closed.

Anyways, Camden is so beautiful! And Camden Hills State Park is too! We decided to stay the night so we checked in, set up, then, of course, headed in to town to check things out while we still had daylight.


Cappy's Clam Chowder + Jameson and Coke = awesomeness!

Above are photos of downtown Camden, ME. The photos really don't do it justice. It is beautiful here, especially the views of the boats in the water. Just like a postcard!
We walked all over town and ducked into some of the shops for souvenirs. We walked down to the marina and took photos there too. So charming! It was getting chilly out so we went to Cappy's Chowder House recommended by our neighbors in Apopka. We had clam chowder (or chow-dah) lol. This trip is the first time Dave or I had tried it. He ordered it back in Cape Cod and I tasted it. I am not a seafood person, but I liked it so much I got my own here at Cappy's! Yum!
We headed home fairly early and just chilled out in front of the fireplace reading the new books we picked up in Falmouth, MA.
Monday we woke up to rainy skies so we took our time getting ready. It finally let up around 11:00 which was check-out time. Since Camden Hills is a State Park, we were allowed to move our RV to the 'day parking' while we headed back to town. We tried to check out the scenic vistas and trails in the park but there was too much fog. If you go, check out Mt. Battie and Mt. Megunticook.

This was our campsite #105. I forgot to take photo before we moved Winnie!

The 2 photos above are on Mt. Battie. So much fog we couldn't see anything! Oh well! If it had been clear we heard that you can see Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park!

The photos above are beautiful Inns in Camden, ME

Beautiful downtown Camden

Loved this! It was in a coffee shop in Camden!

Our drive back to park to pick up Winnie and head to Bar Harbor

Sign for our campground

We love Winnie! We are ready to hook car up and go!

Almost forgot to put Maine on our map!

A few more pics of Camden Hills State Park

Some photos above of our drive to Bar Harbor-fog is rolling in!

Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Beautiful scenery on the way to Bar Harbor...we were blasting Country Roads by John Denver...seemed appropriate with the Fall color!
We are almost to Bar Harbor around 3:00 p.m. I will sign off for now. Going to do some more exploring as soon as we get in......better put on a sweater....and's getting cold!
Until next time...
Misi and Dave

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