Explore Bar Harbor, ME
By Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
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For the last ten years, my husband Jay and I have been camping along the shore in Bar Harbor Maine at the Bar Harbor KOA.  People often ask us why we keep going back, the same spot the same time frame every year and my only answer is ...we love it here! The McGillicuddy Campsite         For the last ten years this has been one of two of our annual summer vacations. We enjoy 10 days in Bar Harbor every August and camp on Western Bay which gives us awesome sunset views and allows us to do the things we enjoy.  Biking, kayaking,swimming and just enjoying! Check out our video Playlist which is full of videos we have taken over the last few years! Bar Harbor Video Playlist    
By Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
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Southern NH and the Seacoast Area Lifestyle We totally love living in Southern NH! Love the lifestyle, love being near the coast and close enough to take day trips to the glorious while mountains of New Hampshire.  Our passion during our "off" time is to jump into our motor home and camp somewhere for a few days. Being virtual agents and connected 24-7 via our mobile devices means we work long hours but that also means we can work from anywhere. Bar Harbor Maine One of our favorite places to visit is Bar Harbor Maine, we camp on a lovely spot along Western Bay at the Bar Harbor KOA. We've been camping there for a week every August as our annual "vacation" for about 10 years now. We love it and love that it's so close to home. This Video Play-list has videos that were created over the ye...
By John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH
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Wordless Wednesday...Acadia National Park Mount Desert Island MaineAcadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island (MDI) in Maine, is a 35,000 acre National treasure consisting of mountains, lakes, ocean and forest. If you have not had the chance to visit, I strongly urge you to make it a vacation destination that you will never forget. "Picnik Show" Create a free slideshow with Picnik!   A popular attraction along the Park Loop Road is Thunder Hole. At mid-tide, you will usually find Thunder Hole at it's loudest, when the waves rush into an ocean-carved pocket in the stone. This is a typical event. Note the people standing at the observatory platform. They can't always stand there as you will see in the YouTube video below.   If you would like to know why I chose Seacoast New Hamp...
By John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH
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The Bridges of Acadia National Park...Mount Desert Island, MaineAcadia National Park, located principally on Mount Desert Island (MDI) in Maine, is a 35,000 acre national treasure consisting of mountains, lakes, ocean and forest. If you have not had the chance to visit, I strongly urge you to make it a vacation destination that you will never forget. During the turn of the century, MDI and its villages of Bar Harbor, Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor, became the summer play land of the rich and famous, and included the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Fords, Morgans, Astors and Pulitzers. They built lavish "cottages," mansions really, of gigantic proportions, and acquired large tracts of land on the island. Their opulent summer lifestyles were far from that of the native fishermen and farmers....
By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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Up to admire the sunrise in Bar Harbor Maine, to get packed to head back to Houlton ME after this morning's MAR state real estate convention wraps up. Today the real estate update from the National Association of REALTORS, a super breakfast to get the Maine real estate agents, brokers ready for one more class. Linda Gifford is the Maine Association of REALTORS "legal beagle". Worth the price of admission alone forget the continuing education credits, the networking options when you live in Maine. She will outline new laws and what is in committee at the Maine legislature that affects the economy, the state real estate industry. She is a REALTOR, past real estate broker and MAR's "on retainer for life" attorney running our "legal hot line" for clarification, seasoned guidance. To avoid b...
By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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The hurry scurry to get to an annual Maine real estate REALTORS convention meeting. Every year the same two step dosey doe getting the office set up for a few days at meetings. Cauterizing loose ends, remember to do this, this and this. Luckily I have had an assistant for nineteen years that is like Radar on the MASH television series. Robin just knows. Remind Andy to do this, don't forget to do that. And then that. With androids, laps tops it is a seamless transition. Sure, tethered by wireless devices while in a continuing education class. Cattle prodded to call these three numbers during the lunch break. And did I set up for the day back the showing on this place, the closing on that property? It's like any vacation where just before it things get intense and you smile. You're going ...
By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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The crisp Maine fall air, the colors of foliage in the peak as REALTORS from around the state called "Vacationland" trek to Bar Harbor ME, Hancock County. This year's 2010 Maine State REALTOR's Convention will be educational, informative, fun too. The day long seminar with meetings for continuing education real estate licensing requirements all in a three day swoop are worth the price of admission alone. But the most education comes from the round table discussions at the lunches, dinners. Networking with agents around Maine, and comparing notes on what works, what does not. A lot like our Active Rain blog posts that get input from others in the same real estate trenches. Have you been to your state REALTORS meeting yet? Catching up with other Maine real estate practioners, agents, brok...
By Thomas Dean
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Town & Country)
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Even before moving to the Maine coast near Mount Desert Island, my wife and kids and I had already begun exploring the enchanting carriage Trails of Acadia National Park.  Even ten years after moving to the area and finding all the other great places to ride, we still return to the park regularly.  It's there for everyone to enjoy and we never tire of it.  See our photos below and check out the Park's own website    
By Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
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Ever have one of those days where no matter what you do it comes out wrong? No matter what you do you can't get warm?I know we all have those days and I know that tomorrow will be better. It always is...but in the meantime I do what I usually do... to find comfort.I look through my picture folder and relive those memories. And tonight I found a little video clip that I shot during our vacation in Bar Harbor Maine last August. We vacation in Bar Harbor every August and stay at the same campground on the same camp site at the waters edge.Our site sits on Western Bay and we are protected by a dotting of islands that buffer us from the open ocean. We camp with a group of good friends and it is something that I really look forward to every year. I'm counting the days till we go again!Tonight...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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If you seek the quintessential Maine coast experience, this area of Maine - from Stonington and Castine, through Blue Hill, Acadia and Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, and on up the coast and inland to Schoodic Point, Cherryfield, Milbridge, and Columbia Falls - offers visitors and locals alike everything one could ask for in a Maine coastal experience.Acadia Park, Bar Harbor, and Mount Desert Island are known all over the world for their scenic beauty and history. The Blue Hill area and south to Deer Isle and Stonington are pure coastal Maine - a spare population, busy, working harbors, lobster traps, chugging boats, and the cries of the seagulls overhead. For many, this is what Maine is all about and what has drawn people to this area since Samuel de Champlain first gazed on Cadillac Mountain 5...
By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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Maine has 4918 Realtors and a good parcel of them grouped together to learn, hob nob and network in Bar Harbor Maine September 11 thru the 13th.  Topics affecting shoreland zoning, new laws, radon exposure, advertising guidelines and court rulings were a small part of ground coverage.  Continuing credits for educational license requirements were available as well as GRI continuing programs for that designation as well.  Motivational speakers, staying safe in your practice and how to deliver exceptional customer service all explored and discussed.  How to reach the international market also batted around as an emerging group for Maine Realtors to  add to their customer mix when advertising listings.  Consideration of other cultures and customs a big part of getting your feet wet in the i...
By Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
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Living in New Hampshire offers many fine outdoor activities. Camping is just one of them. This is a 2nd in my camping series. I'd like to take you to places where Jay and I camp and know well. As many of you know, Jay and I take a yearly trek to Bar Harbor Maine. Bar Harbor is a 5 hour car ride from our home in Hampstead New Hampshire and those 5 hours are well worth it! We’re campers and camp in our 40 foot motor home. I hate to call it camping as my motor home really has all the comforts of home and then some. From tile floors, Corian counters, washer and dryer to my awesome stereo and Satellite TV…it’s very comfortable camping to us. We started camping in a tent and then decided we were getting too old to be on the ground, so about 5 years ago we bought our first Class A motor home. ...
By Jay McGillicuddy, Real Estate Broker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
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Bar Harbor is Mount Desert Island’s largest vacation destination and home to Acadia National Park it is rich in history as well as rich in gorgeous views. Bar Harbor was a premier summer resort in the 19th century and home to some of America’s most powerful families—the Rockefellers, Ford, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor and Morgan families. Thousands of people visit Bar Harbor annually and we spend a week there every August. Acadia National Park is just breathtaking and is home to 1,532-foot Cadillac Mountain whose summit is the first place in the United States where the sunrise can be seen.   The sunsets on Cadillac are to die for as well...the views of Frenchman's Bay as the sun is setting is something to marvel at. This is an annual event for us...a not to miss adventure while we're in ...

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