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The waterfront location of this historic resort town provides much pleasure and activity in Bar Harbor.
Popular restaurants are a leisurely stroll away from Balance Rock Inn. Many of our guests enjoy sampling a variety of local cuisine, from casual to gourmet. You may wish to visit our favorite lobster pound to sample fresh, steamed lobster in a traditional, outdoor, picnic-like setting, or leisurely sip fine wine over a gourmet chef’s special. Rent canoes or sea kayaks or join a guided tour lead by a licensed guide. Go seal watching and lobster fishing on a lobster passenger boat or join a whale-watching trip. Deep sea fishing safaris are available too. There are also several museums, focusing on local inhabitants, archaeology, natural resources, and natural history. There are trolley and walking tours of Bar Harbor, and even a multi-passenger bicycle which looks like a lobster and ferries people around town.