What Makes Bar Harbor a Great Camping Destination

What Makes Bar Harbor a Great Camping Destination

Bar Harbor is located on picturesque Mount Desert Island in Maine, with access to Acadia National Park. Beyond offering beautiful views, the location has many activities for outdoor enthusiasts and a host of camping destinations in Bar Harbor. 

Here are some activities to be sure to add to your itinerary.

Canoeing in Bar Harbor

A canoe is a great option if you want a fresh look along the rivers and lakes of Acadia National Park. Canoeing can open routes of discovery you might not find on land, and it is a great way to spend some time on the water. Jordan Pond is a popular place within Acadia to canoe. The glacier-formed lake has crystal-clear water and gorgeous mountain views. 

Exploring the Harbor in a Kayak

You can rent kayaks or book a tour to get out on the Atlantic Ocean near Bar Harbor. Kayaks are a great way to spot ocean wildlife like harbor seals, ospreys, porpoises, eagles and more. You also get an up-close look at the undeveloped coast of Maine. The Porcupine Islands are a popular archipelago for those looking to explore in kayaks.

Drift Down Peaceful Rivers

If you would like to relax after a couple of days spent biking, hiking or exploring, rivers are a great way to see the sights while kicking back. Bar Harbor is home to many rivers that offer the perfect location for tubing and rafting trips. You might even spot eagles or moose as you take in the breathtaking scenery. 

Explore the City on a Bike

If you are looking for a bit of exercise while you explore the town of Bar Harbor and surrounding sights, you can rent bikes. Bikes are an efficient way to explore all of Bar Harbor in a short period. Many bike rental shops in the area offer options for mountain bikes to help you explore Acadia National Park or bikes suited for exploring the paved town streets.

Take a Tour 

Tours are a great option if you would like a local guide to show you the best that Bar Harbor offers. You can book boat tours to explore the ocean or stick to the land. There are walking tours focused on culinary offerings, tours that focus on local history and bus tours to the best sights around Acadia National Park.

Book Your Stay in Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a favorite vacation spot for many campers due to its endless outdoor activities and award-winning dining and accommodations. Our campground is an excellent spot for peaceful camping in Bar Harbor because it is the only campground on the west side of Mount Desert Island. If you are looking to vacation in Bar Harbor, book your stay with us today!

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