view of Bar Harbor from Mt. Cadiliac
the area

Bar Harbor, Maine has been a destination resort for over 150 years. Although summer is its most popular season, the area is a magnificent place throughout the year. There’s a wide variety of outdoor activities for all levels of visitors to enjoy. Set sail on a schooner, cruise the harbor on one of the many nature tours, pull a lobster trap or two, see whales, bald eagles and ospreys, rock climb Otter Cliffs, bike, hike or kayak. Not feeling active? There are museums, galleries, concerts in the park, and plenty of shops with Maine-made gifts and crafts.

Mount Desert Island—find deep and clear ocean, sand and cobblestone beaches, forests old and new, pure mountain lakes, bald granite cliffs and mountaintops, and oceanside communities with beautiful harbors.

Our crown jewel is Acadia National Park, with its green waters of the Gulf of Maine and its glacial cliffs and mountains. Hike and bike throughout the park. Take a horsedrawn carriage ride or a narrated tour. But whatever you do, be sure to enjoy the morning sunrises and the evening sunsets, the lustrous, thick rolling fog, lush, aromatic pine forests, profusions of wildflowers, rich starry nights, and silent mountains.