Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Narrows Too Camping Resort, Trenton, ME

Date of Stay:  Monday July 1 - Wednesday July 31, 2013 (30 nights)

Rate:  $797/month

Website:  Narrows Too Camping Resort
   1150 Bar Harbor Road
   Trenton, ME 04605

Description:  On the mainland just before Mount Desert Island with Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.  Gravel roads and sites with FHU(50A) and heated swimming pool beside the office store.  We were on site 727 next to Dan and Tricia.  Mostly vacant site (Gail and Rick cancelled) and Bill and Nancy on the other side.  Recently renovated and is definitely big rig friendly.  Nice view of Cadillac Mountain across the ocean.

Activities:  So glad we stayed here a month!  There is so much to see and do and it’s nice to still have some time to relax.  We will definitely be back in the future!  Bar Harbor is a busy tourist town and Acadia National Park has the most breathtaking scenery!  We chose to drive back into Ellsworth for groceries and WalMart stuff.  I did several hikes on the world class trails in Acadia with Bill, Nancy, Dan, Tricia and later joined by Sherry and David.  We also enjoyed several bike rides on the Carriage Trails with Pam and Gin joining in.  Gin, Pam and I also had some time away from the group to do our own things such as going to the Mount Desert Oceanarium and a horse drawn carriage ride to the Day Mountain Summit.  One evening, GPS were joined by Tricia and Dan for the Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show.  The girls (Nancy, Tricia, Pam, Gin and Syl) got together for a Whale/Puffin watching boat tour.  We all spent a bit of time in Bar Harbor eating ice cream and people watching.  There is a quiet local park on Sargent Drive to get away from it all and the Loop Road drive is just gorgeous!  I can’t do it justice with words or pictures!  There is so much to do here!

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpsters at the bathhouse with recycle of cash returnable plastics and aluminum.

Narrows Too site 727  Backside of site 727
Site 727 Narrows Too front and back
Narrows Too office  View from our front window
The office and the view from our front window

More scenery  Relaxing on the rocks
Nancy relaxing  Syl and Gin at Acadia
Breathtaking views from the Ocean Path along the Loop Road in Acadia

Bill won't get any closer to the edge  Chief Hightower (Dan) pointing out something
Bill and Dan handle the height differently on our hikes

Hiking in Acadia NP  View from atop North Bubble... Bill, Tricia, Dan and Nancy
What beauty!!  Breathtaking scenery everywhere you look!
The views are so rewarding!

Lobster boat  Family checking lobster pots
Lobster pots were everywhere

Quiet time in Bar Harbor  Bar Harbor
Quiet morning in Bar Harbor

Riding the Carriage Trails of Acadia NP  Pam, Gin and Syl on the Carriage Trail in Acadia
Biking the Carriage Trails  Pam and Gin on a Carriage Trail Bridge
P1010169  P1010167
Biking the Carriage Roads… each of the 17 bridges are different

Shore Path in Bar Harbor  Walking along the Shore Path in Bar Harbor
Enjoying the view on the Shore Path  View along Shore Path in Bar Harbor
The Shore Path in Bar Harbor

Lobster is ready!  Go ahead and dig in!
Lobster Boil hosted by Al and Karen and their work camping friends

Nancy in her element  Dueling photographers
Dueling photographers

Girls day out whale/puffin watching  Our vantage point looking for whales
Puffins  Puffin close up
Whale waving at us  Mom and baby whale
Whale tail  IMG_2033
Whale/Puffin Watching Tour

Gin's 50th birthday!  Celebrating Gin's 50th birthday
Gin’s 50th Birthday!

Our carriage awaits!  Our carriage guide and driver
Horses take a break atop Day Mountain  View from our Carriage Ride
Horse drawn Carriage Ride to Day Mountain Summit and the view

IMG_1858 (2)  Sunset from Cadillac Mountain
Sunset from Cadillac Mountain

Triple Chicks at Jordan Pond  Triple Chicks on the Shore Path
We had a blast!!