SPAA '00  

Eleventh ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures

July 9-12, 2000
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

Local Information

Location: The Atlantic Oakes

With views of Frenchman Bay from every room, the Atlantic Oakes is located on Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park. Mount Desert Island is among the most beautiful sites on the east coast. A rare combination of mountains, sea, and islands provides spectacular beauty and a wide variety of vacation activities. Acadia National Park offers scenic driving, hiking, bicycling, swimming, fishing, and boating.

The Atlantic Oakes is situated on 12 private, oceanfront acres, one mile (a 20-minute walk) from the village of Bar Harbor and the entrance to Acadia National Park. The Atlantic Oakes features 750 feet of waterfront on Frenchman Bay, with a pebble beach and private pier. There are also five tennis courts (two lighted), an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Here's some more general information about Bar Harbor.

Getting there

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce maintains a web page with some information on how to get to Bar Harbor.

Driving directions

The Atlantic Oakes has a web page with driving directions. To summarize them: From Boston take 95 north to Bangor. Then 395 to Route 1A heading to Bar Harbor. From Bangor take 1A to Rt. 3 in Ellsworth (just keep going straight) to Bar Harbor. From Ellsworth follow Rt. 3 into Bar Harbor. The Atlantic Oakes will be on your left coming into town, immediately after the Ferry Terminal.

Flying there

There are several commercial airline options for getting to Bar Harbor: Not surprisingly, the farther you are willing to drive, the more flexibility you will have in choosing your flights. ACM has arranged discounts with Continental, Delta, and United .

Weather

July is the warmest and dryest month in Bar Harbor. Typical daytime highs are in the upper 70s (about 25 Celsius), and overnight lows are typically in the low 50s (about 12 Celsius).

Tour of Acadia National Park

We expect to organize a 2½-hour bus tour of Acadia National Park during SPAA 2000. The tour service is Acadia National Park Tours. At this time, we expect the cost to be about $17 per person, and that the tour would be either the afternoon of Tuesday, July 11 or Wednesday, July 12. If fewer than 35 people sign up for the tour, we will have to cancel.


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Thomas H. Cormen <thc@cs.dartmouth.edu>
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