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Bar Harbor
Located on Mount Desert Island, home of the spectacular Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor is a historic tourist town, offering salty sea air, soft sandy beaches, granite cliffs and a slew of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. A 19th-century resort for the wealthy, the town has several mansions, old majestic hotels and other vestiges of its heyday. Stop by the Hulls Cove Visitor Center to stock up on information about Acadia National Park. Then pick from a wealth of activities: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, climbing mountains, bird or whale watching, cycling and horse riding. If kayaking is your sport, or you're itching to learn, Coastal Kayaking Tours offers trips for beginner to expert paddlers. Golfers... more Located on Mount Desert Island, home of the spectacular Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor is a historic tourist town, offering salty sea air, soft sandy beaches, granite cliffs and a slew of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. A 19th-century resort for the wealthy, the town has several mansions, old majestic hotels and other vestiges of its heyday. Stop by the Hulls Cove Visitor Center to stock up on information about Acadia National Park. Then pick from a wealth of activities: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, climbing mountains, bird or whale watching, cycling and horse riding. If kayaking is your sport, or you're itching to learn, Coastal Kayaking Tours offers trips for beginner to expert paddlers. Golfers can tee off at the scenic Kebo Golf Club, one of the oldest courses in the US. For a unique adventure, go on a boat excursion with Diver Ed, where you can watch Ed diving 50 feet below on the deck monitor and then learn about the starfish, sea urchins and other sea creatures he retrieves and then returns to their home. less

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Mount Desert Island
Mount Desert Island
Owner description: Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its beaches, sweeping cliffs and mountains offers visitors numerous recreational activities, from hiking... more Owner description: Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its beaches, sweeping cliffs and mountains offers visitors numerous recreational activities, from hiking, biking and following nature trails to swimming, sailing and kayaking. less
Attraction type: Islands
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Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus
Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; Bus Transportation
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Shore Path
Shore Path
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Oli's Trolley - Acadia National Park Tour
Oli's Trolley - Acadia National Park Tour
Fully narrated trolley tours of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park open April through Oct
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Tours; Tramways; Bus Tours
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Ocean Trail
Ocean Trail
Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Rose Eden Lobster
Rose Eden Lobster
Ranked #1 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
C-Ray Lobster
C-Ray Lobster
Ranked #2 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Seafood, American
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Cafe This Way
Cafe This Way
Ranked #3 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Coffee Hound Coffee Bar
Coffee Hound Coffee Bar
Ranked #4 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price: US$3 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Seating, Takeout
Jeannie's Breakfast
Jeannie's Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hearthside B&B
Hearthside B&B
US$70 - US$155
Ranked #4 of 30 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Holland Inn
Holland Inn
US$65 - US$175
Ranked #6 of 30 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Bar Harbor Motel
2.0 of 5
Bar Harbor Motel
US$102 - US$228
Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Bayview
2.5 of 5
The Bayview
US$155 - US$470
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Hampton by Hilton Bar Harbor
2.5 of 5
Hampton by Hilton Bar Harbor
US$200 - US$393
Ranked #2 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Highbrook Motel
2.0 of 5
Highbrook Motel
US$114 - US$232
Ranked #3 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Balance Rock Inn
4.5 of 5
Balance Rock Inn
US$218 - US$623
Ranked #23 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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