Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Perfect Afternoon – Hiking, Lunch, and Wine

By now you probably recognize there are two things about Maine we really love – hiking in the national park and eating. I will not torture you with pictures of our plates full of succulent sweet lobster on a platter (even though there are plenty to post), instead I will tease you with other culinary delights we have recently found.

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.







10 comments:

  1. Oh yes, that is the perfect day! I love this lifestyle which offers up so many of these perfect days out of the blue!

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    1. Our thoughts exactly. So glad we are here for another few months....more pizza, wine, and hiking.

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  2. Looks like an awesome day. Really hoping we end up going back with you next year! We just moved to Missoula today - will be checking out that burger place soon!

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  3. What a great day. Could not ask for anything more!

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  4. SO there is something else to eat in Maine besides lobster, or did you eat all the lobster already and have to find alternate food? ;c)

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    1. We are trying to make the lobster last all summer so we cut them a break.

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