The hike we chose for the day was an easy one – just a few miles around Lower Hadlock Pond. The hike was easy and very scenic and not another soul to be seen.
There is nothing we like better than finding a winery with good food. O.k., maybe a winery with free food. Maine may not be the state that comes to mind when you think of wine but we don't let that particular detail stop us from pulling into the driveway and stepping up to the tasting bar. Recently, we discovered the Bar Harbor Cellars and Sweet Pea's Farm Café – a place we have passed many times but never stopped. What were we thinking?
The cellar and café sit perfectly located between our favorite hiking trails and the campground. It was on our way home just when we were feeling a little tired from the morning hike and feeling hunger pangs from a boring breakfast, the cellar and café appeared.
The outside patio is the perfect location for relaxing under the umbrella with a delicious lunch and delightful glass of wine. We were surprised about the creative menu with numerous dishes coming from their wood fired oven. An order of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, grilled eggplant and vegetable pita and wood fired pizza was the perfect combination. The great food, pleasant patio and tasty wines will keep us coming back. After all, we haven't tried the popover breakfast yet.
Now we have even more motivation to hike.