SeaCat’s Rest, our modest but beautiful oceanside suite has some fall vacancies. For the after-labor-day reduced rate of $750/week we have available September 8-15 and September 22 to October 12. It always amazes me how we can be so chock-a-block full for July and August and then the perfectly good months of September and October are hardly booked. I know the kids are back in school, but at least half of our guests are kidless.
Fall is the season of color. Not only from the trees, but also from the lowered sun angle bouncing light off water, rocks and trees. It’s gorgeous! Everything is still open but the crowds are reduced. Here are some of the things going on:
Bar Harbor Fashion Night Out; September 6, 2012. Join the fabulous Second Annual Bar Harbor’s Downtown Fashion Night Out 2012. Started in New York City in 2009, Fashion Night Out now happens in 1600 cities worldwide including Bar Harbor! Website: http://www.fashionnightoutbarharbor.com
The 10th Annual Medieval Tournament at Fort Knox; September 8, 10 AM to 4 PM. Knights will have armored combat, medieval music played, arts and science displays will be on hand and an archery demonstration will take place. Regular Fort admission and a $5 event donation per vehicle requested.
Acadia Night Sky Festival; September 13, 2012 – September 17, 2012. a community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast & Acadia’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science and the arts. Visit www.acadianightskyfestival.org for a complete list of events.Art in the Park; September 22, 2012 – September 23, 2012 Painters, photographers and sculptors will display and sell their original works on the Village Green at the corner of Main & Mt. Desert Streets. Rain or shine. http://www.barharborinfo.com/events/art_in_the_park_show
Hawk Watch; Acadia National Park —Visitors can join park rangers in identifying hawks that migrate south over the summit of Cadillac Mountain here beginning on Aug. 19. On average, 2,500 raptors are counted each year. Weather permitting, the hawk watch takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the end of the North Ridge Trail, which is about 200 yards from the summit. Hawk Watch runs through Oct. 9. For more information, call Angi Johnston at 288-8810.
Cranberry Picking; Oct 1-20. This is my own addition. We can show you where to go and lend you the kayaks (sorry, guests only) for all the wild cranberries you can pick, subject to a good crop and good timing. Read about it here.
And finally the best for last:
The 17th Acadia’s Oktoberfest on October 6 and the 3rd Wine & Cheese Festival on October 5. The Brewfest has been noted as “one of the spots not to miss” and one of the “top ten festivals in New England” by the national RV Magazine and New England brewery magazines. One of the largest and most popular Festivals in Maine the 2009 attendance was 4000. http://www.acadiaoktoberfest.com/
While I’m at it I might as well give a shout out to all my friends and relatives (you know who you are) to claim their free Maine fall lodgings before one of the twelve or so people who read this page makes a reservation. As for you twelve who might possibly consider a fall visit to Acadia, now you have no excuse not to.