In its heyday Kineo was a summer destination for the very wealthy, those who take the summer off and spend it at a New England resort. There are a few of those remaining like Mount Washington in New Hampshire. You can click this link to see what the Mount Kineo Hotel looked like and also so you can compare the area then to the pictures I took yesterday with the hotel gone. (Wish I could have seen it)
So our journey began by driving an hour plus to Greenville, at the bottom of the enormous Moosehead Lake. Arriving at lunch time we just happened upon a food truck selling authentic French crepes. Authentic? Yes, the lady making them had a very distinct French Canadian accent, something not so uncommon in Maine.
Then we drove another 20 minutes up along the western side of Moosehead to the tiny town of Rockwood, which sits about halfway up the lake and is where you can catch the shuttle boat over to Kineo. These first few pics are taken from Rockwood.
|Looking back at Rockwood|
The last picture from yesterday is taken from the deck of the clubhouse while having a well-deserved beer.
As a bonus for you, if you'd like more, go below the fold and see a few pictures we took last weekend at Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde. You may recognize this lighthouse if you've ever seen a little-known movie called Forest Gump.