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Discover

A journey of exploration and discovery awaits...

Explore

A wealth of activities surround our Bar Harbor Maine hotel. Local eateries, lobster pounds and breweries offer a true taste of Maine. Shop-lined streets host galleries with art and pottery by local artisans, boutiques with fine leisure wear, and jewelry stores with local tourmaline... all within steps of Balance Rock Inn. Beyond the streets of Bar Harbor lies the mountains and lakes of Acadia National Park. You can marvel in the picturesque beauty and wonderment of Maine's most magnetic destination. You're never at a loss for things to do in Bar Harbor.

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Explore

Mount Desert Island

Better known as MDI - Mt. Desert Island is home to many little harbor towns but Bar Harbor is the place holder as the most desirable locale to summer in Maine. Home to an array of activities you can enjoy wine tasting at our vineyards or a flight of craft beer at a local brewery. Antique shops and galleries make for wonderful shopping and an abundance of eateries and lobster pounds offer a wide ranging dining experience. Acadia National Park of course holds the forefront as the main attraction.

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Experience

Acadia National Park

Acadia is well known for its picturesque beauty and rich history. Home to the highest point on the eastern seaboard Cadillac Mountain is a treasure. It's host to the first location to be touched by the early morning sunrise. The surrounding mountains of Jordan Pond, Eagle Lake, and Long Pond are home to over a hundred miles of biking and hiking trails. Avid climbers can enjoy the peaks of The Bee Hive, The Bubbles, or The Precipice. America's greatest preservationist helped to ensure that the historic stone bridges, carriage trails, and coastal roads remained unhindered so visitors today can enjoy the awe inspiring beauty of Acadia National Park.

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Events in Bar Harbor

Summer passes by swiftly on MDI, creating a short window to pack a lot of activities. During the summer and fall months visitors can enjoy craft fairs on the Village Green, music festivals, and movie nights on the big screen in Agamont Park. Enjoy the wonder of the Acadia Night Sky Festival or the brilliant blossoms of Rockefeller's Gardens. Find the latest list of events right here to prepare your perfect getaway.

12th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival

September 29 - October 3, 2021

The 12th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival kicks off later this month with a pared-down schedule of events. This year’s schedule includes night sky viewing events, virtual and in-person lectures, art classes, and nighttime kayak tours under the stars.
To learn more about this year’s festival, visit the official Acadia Night Sky Festival online calendar.

12th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival

September 29 - October 3, 2021

The 12th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival kicks off later this month with a pared-down schedule of events. This year’s schedule includes night sky viewing events, virtual and in-person lectures, art classes, and nighttime kayak tours under the stars.
To learn more about this year’s festival, visit the official Acadia Night Sky Festival online calendar.