Sunday, January 21, 2007
Balence Rock Inn
The town of Bar Harbor is the center of activity for the Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park area. Located on the northwestern corner of Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor is the island's largest town as well as the location of most of the island's restaurants and accommodations. From Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the rest of the island are easily accessible. Bar Harbor achieved international fame during the later half of the last century as the summer getaway of the country's wealthiest families. These families erected grand summer "cottages" in which the households and their entourages could escape the summer heat in the metropolitan areas of the Northeast. Today, some of those grand summer homes remain. Balance Rock Inn is one such summer "cottage" restored as a lovely inn.