Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Southwest Harbor Maine Vacation & Celebration

This weekend marked the anniversary of a wonderful community event in Southwest Harbor called "The Quietside Festival". Guests of The Harbour Cottage Inn told us this small town event was the highlight of their Acadia National Park vacation. Many people visit Bar Harbor and never see the wonder and beauty of Southwest Harbor. This town makes the perfect getaway in Maine and is located less than a mile from Acadia and less than 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. Some of the finest restaurants and shops near Acadia are located here and are less that a 10 minute walk from The Harbour Cottage. The weekend was filled with parades and events with a Flamingo theme. The purpose of these activities is to raise funds for Harbor House which is an important resource for the town for both children and adults.

The staff of our Southwest Harbor Inn enjoyed the festival along with our guests. After a morning of parade watching we all enjoyed a couple of hours of Maine coast sailing around Mt Desert Island. The weather was fantastic and offered us a nice break from our busy summer. We even took time to visit Bar Harbor. We had our own little getaway in Maine.

Now for one of our favorite recipies served by popular demand at our Acadia B&B.

Harbour Cottage Inn
Baked Grapefruit

(Recipe serves 6)

Cut your grapefruit in half and cut between the sections and around the sides as typically done for easy eating.

Melt half a stick of butter and then spread butter evenly over the top of each half.

Sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar on top and bake at 350F for 20 minutes.

Cool for 5 minutes and serve. This recipe is unique and you family and friends will just love it!

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