8 Fun Things to Do in Bar Harbor, Maine in the Summer

8 Fun Things to Do in Bar Harbor, Maine in the Summer

Bar Harbor should be at the top of your list of destinations if you are looking to cool down on the East Coast this summer. The possibilities are endless, whether you want to take in the ocean views or learn more about this historic area. 

Here are eight exciting things you can do in Bar Harbor during the summer.

1. Take a Drive on the Park Loop Road

Explore this 27-mile stretch of pavement as you take in the breathtaking lakes, mountains and shoreline of Acadia National Park. Drive it at your own pace, making pit stops at convenient pull-offs to let the beauty soak in. 

2. Visit the Quiet Side of Acadia

Mount Desert, Tremont and Southwest Harbor are some of Bar Harbor's hidden gems in the summer. You can escape the hustle and bustle while breathing in the fresh sea air and traversing quiet streets lined with quaint New England cottages. 

3. Hike up Cadillac Mountain

Cadillac Mountain is the tallest mountain on the East Coast, featuring hiking trails of various difficulties, each offering stunning panoramic views of the area. 

4. Grab a Bite to Eat on the Water

A trip to Maine would not be complete without tasting some fresh seafood on the water. Stewman's Lobster Pound is one of the only authentic oceanfront lobster pounds in the area, offering a menu full of fresh lobster, classic clam chowder and hearty burgers. 

5. Explore the Area by Water

Hop on deck and enjoy a tour of the region on the water. Learn about the local geography and history while catching glimpses of puffins, whales, eagles and other wildlife. 

6. Grab a Brew at Atlantic Brewing Company

Learn about small-scale beer production and try some classic New England beers on tap at Atlantic Brewing Company. Make sure to visit their Midtown location and enjoy flights, beers by the glass and growlers. 

7. Stroll Along the Seaside 

The Bar Harbor Shore Path was created around 1880 and has since been a popular spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of the eastern shore of Mount Desert Island.

8. Catch a Movie at the Criterion Theatre

Recline in a newly restored art deco theater that was once filled with live music, plays and motion pictures. Today, you can recline and take in the beautiful architecture as you enjoy a movie or act yourself. 

Experience These Summer Activities in Bar Harbor at our Campground

There is an endless number of fun things to do in Bar Harbor, Maine, if you are looking for an adventurous summer getaway. Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday is perfectly placed in the middle of all the action, ready to help you make memories that last a lifetime. 

Check out our open campsites and book your stay with us today! 

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