Next. it's on to Sieur de Monts Springs to view the lovely nature center and gardens. You'll also see Bear Brook--a large beaver pond with lots of lodges and dams, Precipice Cliffs with its 1,000 foot open cliff range and peregrine falcons, and Sand Beach's beautiful pink sand surrounded by rocky cliffs!
We're then off to Thunder Hole--a naturally carved granite inlet that explodes as the water rushes in, Otter Cliffs, and Sand Beach. Explore communities of Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor, which are the summer colonies of the ultra-rich such as Rockefellers, Vanderbilt, Astors, and Martha Stewart.
See the amazing mansions and beautiful harbors, and the famous Thuya and Asticou Gardens. We'll then travel down to Southwest Harbor to eat at an authentic Lobster Pound for lunch!
Many restaurants claim to be a pound where lobster boats bring their catch to be weighed, but really there are only a couple on the island that actually serve lobster. We'll go to one where the locals typically go. See the boats come in and out while you eat lobster either inside or outside on the pier.
Lunch includes a lobster, corn on the cob, coleslaw, a medium beverage, and dessert. We'll conclude the tour by taking you to the historic Bass Harbor Headlight and Acadia's natural rock seawall.
Departures: 09:00 AM, 01:00 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Thunder Hole is a major landmark in Acadia and buses are now restricted and cannot go there. Our small tours are able to include these highlights.
- The Lobster Pound is closed before Memorial Day and after Columbus Day. A lobster lunch at a great family owned location will be provided in its place.