Today you are heading for the coast and from Greenville take SR 6/15 until you reach Route 15 south, follow the signs to Bangor. Located at the head of tidewater and navigation on the Penobscot River, Bangor is the principal retail, cultural and commercial center for eastern and northern Maine – a nice stop for lunch en route. You continue your ride on US 1A towards Ellsworth and then pick up SR 3 to Bar Harbor, a place with a special mystique. Bar Harbor lies at the entrance to Acadia National Park on Mountain Desert Island and the beauty of sea, mountain, lake and forest have made this region well-known as a resort. This town began life as an exclusive resort, home to the Vanderbilts and Astors, the great fire of October 1947 that destroyed their opulent cottages ended all that. In its heyday, one of the town’s sights was the “Indian Village”, a summer encampment where Native American Indians came to sell goods to tourists. The best attractions here are outdoor activities, such as deep-sea fishing charters, windjammer cruises, island cruises, kajak rentals, or whale watching excursions. Overnight.