Thinking about visiting Acadia National Park in May? Plan a trip around the annual Spring Bulb Tour, when WatersEdge, the oceanfront W. P. Stewart estate in Northeast Harbor, Maine, opens its gates to display more than 45,000(!) flowering spring bulbs. Visitors can wander paths through eight acres of landscaped grounds, including woodlands, lawns sloping down to Somes Sound, and gardens accented with tulips, daffodils, tulips, anemones, hyacinths, and rare specialty bulbs. The colorful event is not only a rare sight in Maine, but also a rare opportunity to visit one of Mount Desert Island’s estates.
2013 update: Here’s info on the 2013 Spring Garden Tour