Sunday, August 23, 2015

OLD BAR HARBOR WATER COMPANY RESERVOIR

I believe this was one of several locations that the old Bar Harbor Water Company had a RESERVOIR.  This is located on the side of Great Hill and you really don't need a map to locate it, as it is easy to find once you know where to look for it.
From downtown Bar Harbor, take West street up to route 3, continue straight across route 3 and drive up West Street Extention until you enter Acadia National Park.  Just up ahead you will come to the Duck Brook Bridge Road - which was once open to automobiles but has since been closed to auto traffic.  Park where the road is blocked off and walk a short ways down the Duck Brook Bridge Road, until you come to the stone bridge.
STONE BRIDGE ALONG DUCK BROOK BRIDGE ROAD
The remains of the foundation are up on the hill on the left just after passing under the bridge.  There is also a dirt trail going up the left side of the bridge after you pass under it, you can reach the foundation by walking up that path until you almost reach the Park Loop Road above, that than hiking up the banking into the woods, the foundation is straight ahead.

 SOUNDS OF NATURE - WITCH HOLE BROOK

Here is a view of the Duck Brook Bridge road taken from the foundation, you can also see another path that leads to the foundation, though that path is a little more steep.
DUCK BROOK BRIDGE ROAD SEEN FROM OLD FOUNDATION



Great Hill Summit Trail - Acadia National Park

The foundation is unique as far as foundations go, with the top of the walls being narrow and the walls getting much thicker the further down they go.


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