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If this is your first trip to Bar Harbor, we are sure that you will have experiences that will become fond, lifetime memories. If you are coming back to our island, welcome back! The list of leisure-time activities is endless...and your innkeepers are happy to offer a wealth of information about the area. We know you will enjoy your visit to Bar Harbor! Check out some of our favorite activities, or see the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce calendar to find events that are happening during your stay.

  • Activities
  • Set sail on the sea... Take in a Frenchman Bay sunset on a 4-masted schooner; set out in search of whales aboard one of the many whale-watching tours; board a tour boat to see wildlife, puffins, lighthouses and scenic islands; enjoy a traditional Maine lobster cruise while your captain shows you how to catch a lobster; or have your own water adventure by renting a canoe or kayak.
  • Play golf at Kebo Valley, one of the oldest courses in the US.
  • Rent a bike and experience over 50 miles of carriage trails.
  • Take a bus or trolley tour of Acadia National Park and the surrounding area.
  • Shop the many galleries, antique stores and unique shops downtown, or dine at one of the area's more than 50 restaurants offering everything from rustic lobster pounds to elegant fine dining.
  • Tour a micro-brewery and sample some award-winning ales.
  • Acadia National Park
  • You are in the heart of Acadia National Park, the crown jewel of Maine. Hike on one of the many miles of trails, maybe to the top of Cadillac Mountain and be the first in the country to see the sunrise that day; or bike on the more than 50 miles of carriage roads built by John D. Rockefeller, dedicated to bikers, horseback riders and walkers.
  • Enjoy ranger-led programs from late May through early October. The average visitor spends three to four days in the area, although you easily could fill a week with activities in the park and nearby attractions. The diverse environments of Acadia National Park offer activities to suit every interest. Whether you are feeling adventurous and want to hike a mountain summit or would rather sit back and explore the park from the comfort of free Island Explorer buses, you can do it in Acadia.


Bar Harbor B&Bs open year round