President Barack Obama holds a coconut ice cream cone after a visit to Mount Desert Island Ice Cream in Bar Harbor, Maine, Friday, July 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
BAR HARBOR President Barack Obama and his family wasted no time taking advantage of the beautiful Maine summer afternoon during their presidential vacation to Mount Desert Island.
Within 40 minutes of landing at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton early Friday afternoon, the Obamas were taking a private bike ride on the carriage roads around Witch Hole Pond in Acadia National Park, located just northwest of Bar Harbor.
After more than an hour of biking, the family headed straight up Cadillac Mountain, which at roughly 1,500 feet is the highest point on the Eastern Seaboard. At the summit, the first family was given a personal tour by Acadia Superintendent Sheridan Steele and talked with several families who happened to be touring the mountain at the time.
The Obamas then took a leisurely stroll along a lower pathway offering stunning views of Frenchman’s Bay
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama takes a boat tour of Frenchman Bay in Bar Harbor, Maine, Friday, July 16, 2010.
Photo from Bangor Daily News
They took Valerie along...
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wave to people gathered on the town pier in Bar Harbor on Friday. Their daughters, Sasha, 9, (left) and Malia, 12, as well as the president's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, lower left, were also on board the National Park Service boat that took the family from their hotel to a restaurant in Bar Harbor for dinner