After a hectic yet fun and adventure-filled Day 2 of my 4-day tour of USA, I was feeling sad and happy all together at once, sad because the tour was nearing its final day and happy because I had a chance to visit some of the most visited places in Boston, Maine etc. After a quick night sleeps at Maine after touring Acadia National Park, Ogunquit & Nubble Lighthouse we embarked our journey to the town of Bar Harbor.
Bar Harbor is a town that is situated in Hancock County, Maine and is one of the popular tourist destinations in Maine. The town of Bar Harbor is home to around 5000+ residents. The town was home to wealthy people until 1947 when a fire stuck. Bar Harbor is a popular tourist destination in the Down East region of Maine and home to the College of the Atlantic, Jackson Laboratory, and MDI Biological Laboratory. It also occupies the largest part of Acadia National Park including the famed Cadillac Mountain.
We explored the town of Bar Harbor and surrounding with the famed boat tours which help us to view the beautiful breath-taking coastlines of the town. The cost of boat tours is around 35$ and for children aged 6-14 years costs $21. This way, we can explore the famed coastlines of Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine. You can also pre-book the tickets to the boat/cruise service online.
After our visit to Bar Harbor and boat tour of the same, we set off to our destination to the state of Massachusetts where we first visited the city of Salem.
Salem is a coastal city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. It was settled in 1626 and is one of the important seaports in American History. Salem is a residential and tourist area that is home to the House of Seven Gables, Salem State University, Pioneer Village, the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Salem Willows Park, and the Peabody Essex Museum. It features historic residential neighbourhoods in the Federal Street District and the Charter Street Historic District.
On our visit to Salem, we made our stop to the famed Salem Witch Museum where you can notice wax figures of Salem Witch trials for the visitors to view. It might sound scary to young children so parental assistance is needed. There is also a gift shop here where you can buy souvenirs to make you remember that you have visited the Salem Witch Museum. For further information about Salem Witch Museum please visit my blog here.