Local Area Attractions Near Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

There are lots of attractions on and around Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park.

Whether you want to hike, bike, sail, swim, tour, paddleboard, kayak, eat, drink, and be merry, our concierge would be happy to make all your arrangements at a discounted price.

Acadia National Park
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 Road in Bar Harbor.

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Oli's Trolley Tours
Oli's Trolley Tours

Our fully narrated tours of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are a fun, relaxing way to discover the unique treasures of our area. Enjoy our friendly guides' knowledge and flair for storytelling while you journey past historic landmarks and fantastic scenery. For new visitors and returning guests alike, Oli's Trolley offers an unforgettable way to explore Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Join us to see why guests say it's the best tour they have ever taken! 

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55 West Street

Bar Harbor, ME 04696

207-288-9899

Acadian Boat Tours
Acadian Boat Tours

Acadian Boat Tours offers nature cruises, puffin & seabird tours, tours of Somes Sound as well as fishing trips aboard the Acadian and the Islander. Explore the rich wildlife population and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine, Acadia National Park, the islands of Frenchman Bay, and the shoreline of Bar Harbor.These tours are great for the whole family!

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119 Eden St.

Bar Harbor, ME 04609

207-801-2300

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company is more than just Whale Watching! 

Adventure offshore to see whales & puffins or stay closer inland and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Acadia, including lighthouses, mansions, and seals! 

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1 West St

Bar Harbor, ME 04609

207-288-2386

Downeast Windjammer Cruises
Downeast Windjammer Cruises

Experience living history while sailing aboard the Margaret Todd, the legendary schooner.  The best view of the Downeast Coast is from the deck of a Downeast Windjammer Cruise
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.

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7 Newport Dr.

Bar Harbor, ME 04609

207-288-4585

Red Cloak Tours
Red Cloak Tours

Hear tales of local hauntings and the history behind them. Buildings that once seemed ordinary will take on eerie new dimensions as “The Lady in the Red Cloak” relives their history and that of the ghostly entities that are said to still reside there.The walks will be short enough in distance for anyone to enjoy, limited to the in-town areas and lasting approximately 90 minutes. Content of the tours is suitable for all ages. Even in those small areas, there is plenty of ghostly activity afoot.

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LuLu Lobster Boat
LuLu Lobster Boat

This wildly popular Maine boat tour is consistently one of the top-rated boat cruises in the region. LuLu Lobster boat is the only lobster boat tour in Bar Harbor hosted on a traditional Downeast-style lobster boat, offering exclusive two-hour tours that are personal and unique. Set sail from the heart of the Bar Harbor waterfront at the beautiful Harborside Hotel & Marina. Come experience what is sure to be a highlight of your time in Maine!

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55 West Street

Bar Harbor, ME 04696

207-288-3136

Sea Princess Cruises
Sea Princess Cruises

Discover the treasure of Mount Desert Island's southern shore on the Sea Princess's unforgettable scenic nature cruises. Watch seals basking on East Bunker Ledge, see a bald eagle soar overhead, view historic homes, visit the quaint fishing village of Islesford on Little Cranberry Island, and take in the majestic splendor of Somes Sound Fjord's mountain peaks and rugged shores. Each trip is a unique nature experience.

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26 Sea St

Northeast Harbor, ME 04662

207-276-5352

Scenic Flights of Acadia
Scenic Flights of Acadia

See Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park the Best Way, “From Above”. With Scenic Flights of Acadia, you will gain a unique perspective of Bar Harbor, coastal Lighthouses, Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain and more. Walk-ups are welcome, or call ahead to reserve a time for you. You will be very comfortable in the high-wing Cessna 172, offering unobstructed views of the beauty below you, with an experienced Commercial Pilot at the controls. Scenic Flight pilots are very knowledgeable of the area and will share information on the sights, as each seat is equipped with an interactive headset making for easy conversation!

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1044 Bar Harbor Road, Route 3

Trenton, ME 04605

207-667-6527

Maine Foodie Tours
Maine Foodie Tours

Join Maine Foodie Tours and uncover the storied past of the vibrant town of Bar Harbor with highly entertaining guides. You'll enjoy tasty samplings of local fare created by talented artisans who continue to create and inspire! Sink your teeth into many imaginative and flavorful local dishes and confections – each often with an intriguing history of its own – created by resourceful Maine chefs and purveyors, brewmasters, bakers, mixologists and more!

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The Clock at the Village Green

Bar Harbor, ME 04696

207-233-7485

Acadia National Park Tours
Acadia National Park Tours

This fully narrated bus tour will satisfy even the most info-hungry tour-goer! Featuring three stops within Acadia National Park, the tour emphasizes the history of Bar Harbor and Acadia, the geology, the wildlife, and much more. Tour stops include the summit of Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole (an ocean-side stop), and either Sieur De Monts Spring (Wild Gardens of Acadia) or the Jordan Pond House.

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532 Main Street

Bar Harbor, ME 04696

207-288-0300

Climbing Schools
Climbing Schools

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                        acsclimb@acadia.net
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. climb@acadiamountainguides.com

Wild Acadia Fun Park
Wild Acadia Fun Park

Welcome to Wild Acadia Fun Park!
Experience the Bar Harbor region's best Fun Park and Water Slides! PLUS the areas only aerial park and ropes course! Wild Acadia offers affordable fun for the entire family! Experience our Aerial Adventure Park, slide down wickedly wonderful water slides, challenge your friends to a round of mini golf, or race your friends in our New for 2013 Go-Karts!

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Lighthouse tours
Lighthouse tours

Lighthouse Tours. A 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 seconds—three 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 them—the Mount Desert Rock Light and the Great Duck Island Light—are 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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Brewing Companies
Brewing Companies

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/

Carriage Rides in Bar Harbor and in Acadia N.P.
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. Iris's knowledgeable staff discusses points of interest as well as interesting history of the town.

Bike Rental
Bike Rental

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. abckt@prexar.com

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. bhbike@acadia.net

Kebo Valley Golf Club
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.

136 Eagle Lake Rd

RTv233

Bar Harbor, ME 04609

207-288-3000

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Bar Harbor Music Festival
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.

29 Mount Desert st

Bar Harbor, ME 04609

207-288-5744

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SCHOODIC FERRY
SCHOODIC FERRY

Uncrowded. Unspoiled. Unexpected.
Let the Schoodic Ferry introduce you to the undiscovered Acadia.


Transporting passengers, their bicycles, and their leashed pets between College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor and the Schoodic Marine Center in Winter Harbor daily. Bicycles and leashed pets ride free. Hosting marine scientists aboard most trips.

Off-shore Islands
Off-shore Islands

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.

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Nature Center and Abbe Museum
Nature Center and Abbe Museum

The Sieur de Monts Nature Center of Acadia National Park features guidebooks and displays about park wildlife. Children get to record the animals they have seen in the center's logbook. Open daily from mid-June through September.
At the Abbe Museum, a short walk from the Nature Center, children learn about the Wabanaki Nations. Wabanaki people and their ancestors have lived in Pesamkuk, this place we now call Mount Desert Island and Frenchman Bay, for thousands of generations. A variety of hands-on learning and arts activities teaches them about the culture and traditions of the "People of the Dawnland." The Museum's collection includes pottery, bone and stone tools, porcupine jewelry, trade beads, a large birch bark canoe, and a wigwam. 207-288-3519.

North Country Rivers White Water Rafting
North Country Rivers White Water Rafting

North Country Rivers provides professionally-guided white water river rafting trips on three of America's "world-class" rafting rivers: The Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead Rivers of Maine.

The Kennebec River is the most popular choice, the focus is  on fun with deep and fast mover with big wave trains!
The Penobscot River lives life on the edge! This river is good for rafters looking for a challenge with it's steep overall gradient and “pool and drop” technical rapids
Lastly, the Dead River offers a rare opportunity,  Good for rafters who are looking for a unique experience with premium rapids, running only 8 days out of the year! 

If you're looking for MAXIMUM FUN, check out North Country Rivers for an exciting Maine outdoor adventure!

36 Main St, Route 201

Bingham, ME 04920

207-672-4814

North Country Rivers Moose Safari
North Country Rivers Moose Safari

Everyone always wants to know, "Where can I see a moose?!" Well, here's the answer! 

Experience a Guided Wildlife Tour with North Country Rivers. Let a Registered Maine Guides take you on a memorable Wildlife Tour via passenger van! See moose, deer, bears, eagles, and osprey in their natural habitat.

With small group sizes, and the variable conditions of nature, each trip is bound to be a unique experience!

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36 Main St, Route 201

Bingham, ME 04920

207-672-4814