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Monday, June 16, 2008

Northeast Harbor, Maine: A Quaint, Coastal Maine Getaway


Northeast Harbor, Maine, never has received much press as a premier Maine vacation destination. That is nearby Bar Harbor's job when vacationing in Acadia National Park, Maine.\

Bar Harbor is really fine as it has an interesting downtown with loads of shops, restaurants and lodging options -- as well as proximity to all Acadia National Park attractions -- but people like us prefer the quieter side at Northeast Harbor. It's a classic, quaint Maine village at its best with cars parked downtown but with very few people walking the downtown. It's peaceful, has some nice galleries, boutiques, a small market, variety store, hardware store and not much else. A few minute's walk from the downtown is a beautiful harbor, and the Docksider, a seafood shack with a small dining room offering some of the best and most affordable lobster dinners you'll find in Acadia National Park.

The beauty about Northeast Harbor is that its splendidness compares to the famed scenic attractions on the Acadia Loop Rd., just in a different way. While the Loop Road brings you pristine Sand Beach, stunning views of the ocean and mountains, and Thunder Hole where the waves crash on prototypical rocky Maine coast, Northeast Harbor complements that experience by extending the opportunity to connect with the wonderful coastal feeling of the area -- in the form of a splendid little village that you'll remember long after returning home.

We look forward to your posts on your Northeast Harbor, Maine, travel experience!

Read more about Northeast Harbor, Maine, and Acadia National Park, at VisitingNewEngland.com

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