Local Area Attractions
Acadia National Park
Park Loop Road - Enjoy spectacular coastal views. Park Loop Road winds past some of Acadia's most popular sights. Carriage Roads are for walking, jogging, cycling and horse drawn carriage rides. Hiking/Walking trails are abundant, 120 miles of trails to enjoy! Hike, bike or drive Cadillac Mountain. The fresh water lakes are heaven for canoeing, kayaking and for the swimming enthusiasts. Park wildlife can be seen from land, air and sea. Seal, deer, beaver, squirrel, puffin, osprey, fox, coyote and otter roam free in the park as well as song birds, ducks, shorebirds and birds of prey. Try the Photographer's Paradise - Photo walks daily in July and August led by a Kodak representative. Spectacular sunsets are a regular occurrence.
March 29, 2013: Operational Change Due to Sequestration - THE PARK LOOP ROAD: The entire Park Loop Road will open on May 17. The 2 mile regular winter driving route, including Thunder Hole and Sand Beach, is open now, via Schooner Head Rd. in Bar Harbor.
Atlantic Brewing Company (800) 475-5417 Take a free tour of Bar Harbor's premier microbrewery and sample the beer, which is available for purchase as well. http://www.atlanticbrewing.com/
Bar Harbor Cellars at Sweet Pea's Farm 207-288-3907 Wine enthusiasts will want to stop at Bar Harbor Cellars for a tasting and tour. http://www.barharborcellars.com/
Bar Harbor Brewing Company 207-288-4592 Bar Harbor's first microbrewery, just five minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. http://www.barharborbrewing.com/
Mount Desert Oceanarium
Mount Desert Oceanarium Explore Maines Ocean at the Mount Desert Oceanarium. At this Lobster Hatchery and Oceanarium, you will learn all about lobsters. View the Discovery pool touch tank for your chance to emabark on your own lobster encounter! Stop by the Lobster Museum and stroll the Marsh Walk to gain a deeper appreciation of Maine's ecosystem.
Kebo Valley Golf Club
Step onto the green of the eighth oldest golf course in the country. Consistently ranked as a top course in New England, Kebo Valley Club borders Acadia National Park, so it is not uncommon to sight soaring eagles or other wildlife. Enjoy a day of golf on this par 70, 18-hole course.
Bar Harbor Music Festival
Variety is the key to the Bar Harbor Music Festival, and on more than just the musical front. Concert goers can take in everything from string orchestra concerts and nights of jazz or brass to New Composers concerts and even Opera! Is held on the Bar Harbor village Green June 30 - July 28 in 2013 times due vary
Bar Harbors Music festival is acclaimed as one of the nations proving grounds of young artists.
Bar Harbor Whale Watching Tour
This is an incredible trip, fully narrated, on the gulf of Maine. You will look for and find a variety of whale species along with seals, eagles, porpoises, dolphins, offshore birds, lighthouses and North Atlantic Puffins. The vessel offers galley and bar service, indoor cabins, restrooms and plenty of outdoor viewing space.
Approx. 3 1/2 - 4 hour tour weather permiting!
The out islands of Great Cranberry and Little Cranberry offer a charm of their own. Great Cranberry is a popular place for cycling while Little Cranberry offers a weaver's and potter's studio.Visitors to this area are attracted by the natural wonders of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. But the park is often quite crowded and busy.On the Cranberry Isles you'll find a cool and calming break from the hectic activities on Mt. Desert. Hike or bike the islands in safety, and discover the interesting museums and quality gift shops - and the best views of the mountains of Acadia National Park.
As there are no bridges, you must have your own boat, or hire one to get here.
Acadia National Park Tours
Join us for a tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Sit back, relax, and allow us to show and tell. Our tour is perfect for nature lovers, history buffs, photographers, professionals and the like.
Acadia and Island Tours -
Oli's Trolley 207-288-9899
All aboard Oli's Trolley for an historical tour of the days gone by, back to the cottage days of Bar Harbor with whimsical tales of a lost era. Then tour through the highlights of Acadia National Park. This is fun for the whole family. We offer 2 1/2 or one hour trolley tours with stops for walks and pictures. Discounted tickets are available at our front desk.
Acadia National Park Tour: 207-288-0300
This is a fabulous 2.5 - 3 hours of the best scenery and stories our area offers, featuring 3 stops inside Acadia National Park. There is more to Acadia than meets the eye! We'll take you to the places you HAVE to see, all the while providing you with the stories behind the scenery. After our tour, youll know about everything, from how last nights lobster dinner was caught to how Cadillac Mountain got its name. http://www.acadiatours.com/index.html
Acadia Bike 207-288-9605 or 800-526-8615 Acadia Bike features the largest bicycle rental fleet in New England, so you're sure to get the bike you want. Enjoy Acadia's natural wonders as you pedal the car-free carriage roads or Park Loop Road. All sizes, plus tandems, trailers and kids' bikes. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop 207-288-3886 or 800-824-2453 The Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop has been serving the public for over 25 years with friendly, courteous service, rentals, sales and repairs. Helmets, locks, maps and child seats are included. They also rent tandems, kids' bikes, babypacks, trailers, jogger strollers and packs. email@example.com
Atlantic Climbing School 207-288-2521 Learn to rock climb on the spectacular granite seacliffs of Acadia National Park. We offer professional instruction for anyone - complete beginners to advanced climbers of any age or fitness level. Atlantic Climbing School courses are small, personalized and tailored to suit each client. All equipment is provided. Individuals, families and groups are welcome. http://www.climbacadia.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School 288-8186 or 888-232-9559 Enjoy personalized rock or ice climbing instruction on the scenic seacliffs of Acadia or on a regional or international destination trip. At Acadia Mountain , all instruction is customized to the needs of individuals, families and groups of any ability. Guides have world-wide climbing experience spanning three decades and are individually certified by the American Mountain Guide's Association. email@example.com
Downeast Windjammer Cruises
Downeast Windjammer Cruises offer adventure sails on seven vessels. Experience living history while sailing aboard the Margaret Todd, the legendary schooner, or aboard the Prudence, a replica of a 19th century classic steam ferry. Imagine life on a working sail ship aboard the Sylvina W. Beal. Built in 1911,she is the last surviving working sail vessel designed for the herring fisheries. The best view of the Downeast Coast is from the deck of a Downeast Windjammer Cruise
207-288-4585 or 207-546-2927 Downeast Windjammer and schooner cruises offer ferry service, cruises and 4 hour fishing trips. The Margaret Todd is the only four-masted schooner on the waters of New England! Bring your binoculars and keep a look out for bald eagles, seals and porpoise.
Windjammer runs boats daily from June through September. Discounted tickets and shuttle service are available at our front desk. firstname.lastname@example.org
Downeast Sailing Adventures
Step back in time aboard an Acadia Tradition. Sail aboard the schooner Rachel B. Jackson which was built in Maine and is a working replica of an 1890's coastal schooner. Experience an authentic vessel of another era as you help set sail and take a turn at the helm. Or you may just wish to sit back and relax on the 2 1/2 hour trip and let your crew make this adventure the highlight of your Bar Harbor Vacation.
Lulu Lobster Boat Ride
Discover Bar Harbor's most exclusive, personal and unique sightseeing cruise. Join Captain John on Lulu, a traditional Downeast lobster boat, for a two-hour tour of Frenchman Bay. A maximum of 15 passengers enjoy an up-close demonstration of lobster fishing, fascinating seal watching and breathtaking coastal scenery. Share the Captain's interest in nature and local history and folklore.
Lighthouse ToursA single lighthouse stands on Mount Desert Island: Bass Harbor Head Light. Located at the southwestern reach of Acadia National Park in Bass Harbor, the light guards the southern entrance of Blue Hill Bay and warns against Bass Harbor Bar. The light is still fully operational, signaling an occulting red four secondsthree red flashes, one second of darkness.Five other nearby lighthouses with island settings from Blue Hill Bay to Frenchman Bay signal mariners with flashing lights and fog blasts to keep them safe in foul weather. Two of themthe Mount Desert Rock Light and the Great Duck Island Lightare owned by the College of the Atlantic, where students study whales and nesting seabirds. The other three are Bear Island Light, Egg Rock Light, and Isle au Haut Light.
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Carriage Rides in Bar Harbor and in Acadia N.P.
Wild Iris Farm offers carriage tours through the historic town of Bar Harbor, Maine. Enjoy the scenery accompanied by the clip-clop of horse hooves and experience the romantic, slow-paced venue of travel from a by-gone era. Iriss knowledgeable staff discusses points of interest as well as interesting history of the town.