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Bar Harbor

Historic architecture, lush green mountains, and crisp blue water make this seaside village a year-round escape.

A charming village on Mount Desert Island along the northern coast of Maine.
Vacation Type
Waterfront Resorts, Romance, Active, Family, Adventure, Family Vacation, Winter Escapes
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport


A couple strolls to Bar Island during low tide in Bar Harbor.

Top Things to Do in Bar Harbor from May to August 2024

From fine arts and classical music to hiking and picnics, summers in Bar Harbor, Maine, are always a well-rounded affair.

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touring acadia park on acadia gems

A Gem of a Way to See Acadia National Park

The latest and greatest way to travel the top sites of Acadia National Park? Via an Acadia GEM, a lightweight electric vehicle that is not just a clean, energy-efficient way to tour the beloved park, it’s a way to take it in from a whole new, immersive vantage point.

An “Electrifying” Driving Tour
Sand Beach in Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor.

10 Best Swimming Holes in Bar Harbor

If you have an urge to submerge, you might be pleased to know that Bar Harbor has no shortage of water, water, everywhere. From stellar swimming pools to picturesque beaches, here’s exactly where to go to splash around.

Dive Right In

Bar Harbor Whale Watch

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. Hop on a boat cruise to see whales, seals, dolphins, seabirds, porpoises, and some of Maine’s most spectacular lighthouses.


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