One of our favorite events in the Bar Harbor area is the Acadia Night Sky Festival, September 10-14. The festival celebrates our dark night skies and reminds us how lucky we are to be living in and welcoming you to Downeast Maine.
Downeast Maine is home to some of the clearest night skies on the eastern seaboard. Many of the festival events will be held in Acadia National Park & in Bar Harbor. Throughout the festival there are stargazing parties, hands-on activities for kids, an outdoor movie, and more. There’s even an under-the-stars boat cruise with George Neptune, a Wabanaki storyteller from the Abbe Museum. With so many exceptional events this festival is an opportunity to learn more about our incredible starlit skies.
Did you get a chance to experience Mr. Rockefeller’s roads this summer? Fall is a great time for biking and hiking along the carriage roads that wind throughout Mount Desert Island. The roads lead you through woods, and past lakes and scenic vistas along the mountains and ocean. There are 45 miles of carriage roads and 127 miles of hiking trails available for exploration! Not traveling with your bike? There are plenty of bike shops in Bar Harbor to rent from. Just let us know and we’ll help arrange a rental for you.
Constellations, clear night skies, and fresh air…that’s Yellow House.
We look forward to welcoming you this season,
Pat & Chris Coston, Innkeepers