Trip Advisor

The gateway to Acadia National Park

Awaiting discovery and exploration

One of Mount Desert Island’s many harbor towns, Bar Harbor is the main attraction home to an array of activities, fine shops, and restaurants. Explore the towns’ rocky beaches and Bar Island or find yourself along the historic Shore Path which winds itself along the ocean’s edge and offers a grand tour of many historic summer cottages built at the turn of the century.

The wharf awaits many adventures. You can take a scenic sail through Frenchman’s Bay on board a great clipper ship, an educational cruise on the National Park, or even go whale watching. Also home to bike rentals, sea kayak tours, and guided tours of the area and park…you’ll never fall short of activity.

An array of specialty shops and galleries line Main Street and the Village Green. Whether you’re looking for fine art, an aged antique, or some local tourmaline jewelry you’ll be sure to find that perfect souvenir. Delight your palate at one of Bar Harbor’s many fine restaurants offering local fair from surrounding farms and the freshest seafood around. For those seeking a more casual experience you can enjoy fresh caught lobster right off the boat at one of our many Lobster Pounds.

Bar Harbor is home to many great activities…

  • Dining
  • Micro-Breweries
  • Wineries
  • Shopping
  • Antiquing
  • Museums
  • Guided Park Tours
  • Trolley Tours
  • Biplane Tours
  • Whale Watching
  • Scenic Sails & Cruises
  • Kayak Tours & Rentals
  • Bike Tours & Rentals
  • Rock Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Golfing
  • Spas

Whatever your vacation beckons Bar Harbor has the perfect answer.