May 27, 2013

First Lupine Sighting on Bar Island

Bar Island is a small island across from Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park. It is only reachable via a short walk across a shell covered sand bar and only at low tide. Make sure to check the tide chart before adventuring to the island ~ 1.5 hours before and after low tide a good time to go. The short and easy walk to the highest point of the island awards one with a beautiful view of Bar Harbor, Main Street, the fishing fleet and harbor and the Bar Harbor Inn and Spa. On the way to the top one passes a field of Lupines that make for exceptional flower photography when in full bloom. The lupines, which typically bloom late May/beginning of June, are just getting started now. We only encountered a few in the early blooming stage with some purple blossoms within. One can only wonder and imagine the sight when the wildflowers are in full bloom; so eager to get back soon!

More Photo Tips:

Acadia National Park Photography Guide 

Acadia National Park Photography Workshop and Tour

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