Adventure Length: 1/2 Day
Month We Adventured: November
Ideal Time for this Adventure: Winter, in the morning through early afternoon. The Purple House is closed July-October.
Bring: Hiking Shoes, Warm Gear, Water
Adventure Begins: The Purple House in North Yarmouth
Portland -> Yarmouth: 20 Minutes
Adventure Continues: Bradbury Mountain
Adult Maine Resident: $3.00 | Non-Resident: $4.50 | Senior Non-Resident: $1.50
Day-use fees are per person, per day. Maine residents 65 and older: free;
Children 5 – 11 years old: $1.00; Children under 5 are free.
Yarmouth -> Pownal: 10 Minutes
Pownal -> Portland: 30 minutes
I'm going to make this post short because I think this picture says all you really need to know:
That's the "Orange Flannel" breakfast sandwich made on a wood fired, Montreal style bagel that was created by Krista Kern Desjarlais. She's a James Beard Nominee and Semifinalist in the Best Chef category. Andrew told me his life was "altered" by eating it and I got actually angry when I got to the last bite.
Do a quick google on Krista and read all about her impressive accolades. I can say, having met her briefly (maybe it didn't feel brief to her, though? I fan-girled pretty hard and awkwardly) she is extremely humble, kind and gracious.
But where oh where does she go in the summer?! How can she just leave us like this after getting a bite so divine?! Oh, don't worry, more on where she ventures in the warm months in another post soon (and hint: it's just as delicious and a little more sweet.)
After you buy a million things to take home from The Purple House, your next less delicious, but equally awesome adventure awaits at Bradbury Mountain State Park. This is a relatively small mountain, and we had no problem making it to the summit with Harper. There is a playground by the parking lots that Harper was thrilled to see at the end of the hike.