ISAJE Meetings 2008

2008 meeting in Bar Harbor, Maine.

The dates are 4-6 September 2008. The venue is the Bar Harbor Inn, Frenchmans Bay, Maine

Arrival: Thursday 4 September 2008
Meeting days: Friday and Saturday 5-6 September
Departure: Sunday 7 September 2008

Registration form is here and the programme is here







Traveling to Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor, Maine is located on Mt. Desert Island, approximately

  • 50 miles southeast of Bangor
  • 175 miles northeast of Portland
  • 290 miles northeast of Boston
  • 512 miles northeast of New York City
  • 575 miles southeast of Montreal

By Car

Take I-95 to Bangor, exit 182 A (formerly exit 45A), continue on I-395 to exit 6A, and drive East on Rt. 1A to Ellsworth, then Rt. 3 to Bar Harbor


Take I-95 to Augusta, exit 109 (formerly exit 30), and follow Rt. 3 to Bar Harbor (A bit longer, but more scenic).

By Air (two airports in area)

The Bar Harbor - Hancock County Airport is 12 miles from the Bar Harbor Inn. The airport is served by: US Airways 1-800-428-4322 with direct or connecting flights from Boston. Flight options from Boston to Bar Harbor Airport:

  • BOS 8:45 am - BHB 9:55am
  • BOS 12:40pm - BHB 1:50pm
  • BOS 4:00 pm - BHB 5:10pm
  • BOS 7:15 pm - BHB 8:30pm
  • BHB 10:15 am - BOS 11:25am
  • BHB 2:15pm - BOS 3:15pm

The Bar Harbor - Hancock County Airport car rental:

Island Explorer: provides free bus service between the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport and several locations on Mount Desert Island. It runs approximately every half hour. The stop at the Village green is about a 5 minute walk to Bar Harbor Inn.

A taxi ride is approximately $20.00


If you plan to come early or stay in the Bar Harbor area longer, here are some Things to See and Do:

Be sure to see ACADIA NATIONAL PARK one of the most visited National Parks in the U.S.


·  Downeast Windjammer Sight Seeing and Deep Sea Fishing Cruises 288-4585
·  Aquaterra Adventures 288-0007
·  Crystal Seas Kayaking 288-4447
·  Coastal Kayaking 288-9605
·  Island Adventures Sea Kayak Tours 288-3886
·  National Park Sea Kayak Tours 288-0342
·  National Park Canoe/Kayak Rentals 244-5854
·  Lulu Lobster Boat Ride 963-2341
·  Ferry service from Bar Harbor to the Cranberry Islands and Southwest Harbor 266-0878
·  Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours 288-3355


·  Acadia Bike 288-5483
·  Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop 288-3886
·  Acadia Outfitters 288-8118


·  Island Soaring (Bar Harbor Aviation) 667-7627

Nature Walks

·  Shore Path - Less than one mile, beginning
at the Inn, an easy walk along the coast.
·  Carriage Paths - Over 45 miles of crushed stone
roads through Acadia National Park, used mainly for bicycle riders. For more
information, contact the Park Visitor Center 288-3338
·  Hiking Trails - Over 120 miles of hiking trails groomed
by Acadia National Park with varying levels of difficulty.
Park Visitor Center 288-3338

  • Acadia National Park Cruise: The carriage paths lacing Acadia National Park, on Maine's famous Mount Desert Island, are one of Acadia's unique features. These dirt roads, winding through the island's interior forests and skirting its lakes and Mountains, afford spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Acadia National Park Carriage Trail: The Eagle Lake Loop Within Acadia are mountains, rivers, lakes, and over 55 miles of gated gravel roads for the cyclist to explore. This ride gives you only a glimpse of the varied terrain, but it's perfect for anyone looking for an exhilarating morning or afternoon pedal.
  • Acadia National Park Scenic Drive: A 27-mile loop that explores the glacier-scoured mountains and rock-bound coast of Acadia National Park. This spectacular 27-mile scenic drive explores Acadia National Park, New England's jewel in the nation's National Park system. Acadia, a place of matchless beauty and startling contrasts, is the most famous part of Maine's ragged, 2,500-mile coastline.
  • Acadia Mountain Trail: One of Acadia's more popular trails west of Somes Sound, the Acadia Mountain Trail is a tough scramble up to spectacular views of Somes Sound, the ocean, and surrounding mountains. But as strenuous as it is, you may see families with small children making the trek. Highlights: Views of Somes Sound, Echo Lake, Gulf of Maine, Cranberry Isles, and surrounding mountains.
  • Precipice Trail: One of the steepest and most dramatic climbs in Acadia, the Precipice Trail ascends 930 feet in 0.8 mile, taking you by cliffs where peregrine falcons have begun breeding again and providing you with a bird's-eye view of the coast.


·  Kebo Valley Golf Club 288-5000


·  MDI Marathon information click here


·  Acadia National Park Tours 288-0300
·  Acadia Mountain Guides 288-8186
·  Atlantic Brewing Co. 288-2337
·  Downeast Nature Tours 288-8128
·  Jackson Laboratory 288-6000
·  MDI Biological Laboratory 288-3605
·  Wildwood Stables Carriage Rides 276-3622

Music &

·  Arcady Music Society 288-2141
·  Bar Harbor Music Festival 288-5744
·  Mount Desert Festival of Chamber Music 276-3988
·  Criterion Theaters, Inc. 288-3441
·  Acadia Repertory Theater 244-7260

Museums &

·  Abbe Museum 288-3519
·  Bar Harbor Historical Society 288-0000
·  College of the Atlantic Natural
History Museum 288-5395
·  Oceanarium / Lobster Hatchery 288-5005
·  Acadia Zoological Park 667-3244

Whale Watching

·  Acadian Whale Adventures 288-9800
·  Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. 288-2386


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