Top Things to Do in Bar Harbor

Top Things to Do in Bar Harbor

Visit Bar Harbor, Maine, for a vacation destination that will make your heart sing. This charming seaside town sits on Mount Desert Island and is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country.  

Places to Visit in Bar Harbor

A trip to Mount Desert Island isn't complete without experiencing these must-see natural wonders of Bar Harbor:

  • Acadia National Park: If you love the outdoors, you have to have Acadia National Park on your itinerary. The park is home to towering mountains, pristine lakes and miles of trails, including the popular Cadillac Mountain Trail. This moderate hike leads you through thick forests and up steep hillsides for striking views, and you'll find plenty of opportunities for picnicking along the way!
  • Frenchman Bay: Frenchman Bay gives visitors a little bit of everything, including a beautiful beach, a historic lighthouse and hiking opportunities.
  • Jordan Pond: Jordan Pond is Maine's most photographed lake, and it's easy to see why. You'll discover untouched blue water, lush green trees and a restaurant that serves some of the best tea and popovers you'll ever taste. When not hiking or boating along the shoreline, you can watch for moose and black bear in the surrounding woods.

Fun Bar Harbor Activities

Deciding what to do in Bar Harbor comes with no shortage of options:

  • Visit the Abbe Museum: This top-rated museum dedicates itself to preserving and exhibiting the history of the island's Native Americans, with a particular focus on their connection to the sea. Dive into the history of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes.
  • Stroll around the pier: Bar Harbor's waterfront is a beautiful spot to enjoy the salt air and watch boats come in and out of port. Chow down on classic Maine cuisine or head out on the water on an available boat tour, fishing charter or whale-watching excursion.
  • Canoe the Jordan Pond: Take a scenic canoe ride on the Jordan Pond, where you can see the harbor from a new angle and get close to the wild creatures that call this glacial-made area home. 

Book a Stay at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

Just minutes from Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday is the perfect place to stay when visiting Bar Harbor, Maine. Choose between Deluxe Cabins, full-hookup RV Sites and pet-friendly Tent Sites to create your ideal camping experience. You'll also find plenty of fun things to do right here on the campground! 

With a beautiful beach and amenities right outside your door, Bar Harbor is the perfect place to relax. Reserve your stay at the only campground on the island's west side today! 

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