Minuteman NHP

North Bridge in Minuteman NHP, Concord, MA.

Earlier today, we decided to randomly drive out of Cambridge and just explore.  It turned out we were heading in the general direction of the Minuteman NHP.  This was an apt way to spend a rainy 4th of July (not the right weather for BBQ) so we took a look around at the North Bridge, site of the “shot heard ’round the world”.


Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound


1237 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton, ME 04605

We went to Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound on the way out of Bar Harbor, the last lobster stop of the trip.  Sadness.  You would think I would get tired of eating lobster (in a multitude of forms) after four days in a row, but no– that’s silly.  Thank goodness because this one was the best one of the trip!


Sawyer’s Lobster Pound


465 Seawall Rd., SW Harbor, ME

Sawyer’s Lobster Pound is a little out of the way if you’re only staying on the Bar Harbor side of the island.  However, if you’re planning on visiting Bass Harbor Lighthouse or staying in Seawall Campground, this little place is worth a look-see.  This was the first time I was like, hey, maybe I shouldn’t just eat a whole lobster roll and instead we’ll split that and a lobster dinner.  Well, we ended up getting the foot-long lobster roll so it was still kind of like getting a whole lobster roll.


Jordan Pond House

Jordan Pond and the Bubbles

Jordan Pond and the Bubbles — Park Loop Road in Acadia NP, ME

For our first trip to Acadia, Jordan Pond House was definitely a destination for some light fare after a morning of sightseeing.  JPH is famous for their popovers and afternoon tea (or beverage of your choice), but they have a great menu for lunch and dinner as well.  Though we had already eaten a pack lunch, popovers were a must for our midday snack.  And hell, since we were there and this is a vacation, why not some more lobster roll?!


Day’s Crabmeat and Lobster


1269 US Rte. 1, Yarmouth, ME

On the ride up to Bar Harbor, we stopped by Day’s Crabmeat and Lobster, which is conveniently located on Route 1 in Yarmouth (a stone’s throw from I-295).  The shack was a super slice of Americana with bunting and American flags flying in the breeze.  Live lobsters sat in a huge tank in the adjacent storefront, so this lobster meat was fresh and legit.  Apparently, this place has been open for almost 90 years! Day’s had the most traditional lobster roll we ate on this trip: simply lobster dressed in mayo in a butter toasted split top bun.