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Endless Things to Do in the Heart of Bar Harbor

Enjoy a range of exciting Maine activities and amenities

With a coveted address overlooking Frenchman’s Bay and full access to the range of activities and amenities at Bar Harbor Club, Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina provides a truly memorable setting for your next vacation. Whether you want to relax by our ocean-facing pool, sea kayak around Mt. Desert Island, or bring the entire family on a whale-watching tour, there are endless opportunities to soak up the very best of Bar Harbor. Let one of our friendly “Consider It Done” agents recommend what to do based on your interests and group size.


There’s something for everyone to enjoy in and around the resort. Outdoor lovers will embrace the incredible hiking, fishing, kayaking and boating in the area, and culture aficionados can immerse themselves in local history, art, and food.

Bar Harbor Club

Bar Harbor Club

Take advantage of our next-door proximity to the historic Bar Harbor Club—amenities include tennis courts, a spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an oceanfront pool.

Whale watching at Harborside


Experience the wonder of the area’s migratory whales and coastal wildlife on a whale watching tour. The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers a variety of boat cruises.

Bar Harbor

Acadia National Park

Hike and explore Acadia National Park, which is known for its scenic trails, exceptional bird-watching, and fishing and boating opportunities.

Shopping in Bar Harbor


Shop for high-quality crafts and home decor, unique artwork, specialty food items, kitschy-cool souvenirs, and more.


Bar Harbor is known for its fabulous seafood. Check out some of the local eateries strung along the waterfront.

Downtown Bar Harbor


Discover the unique history and culture of coastal Maine by visiting local museums, art galleries, and the area’s famous lighthouses.

Views from Harborside

Sea Kayaking

Embark on a sea kayaking adventure with the help of local companies that offer instruction and tours around Acadia National Park and the surrounding islands.

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5 Unique Ways to Get Your Fall Foliage Fix in Bar Harbor

Excited to see this year’s fall foliage in Maine but looking for a way to switch it up? Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park have endless unique ways to view the fall foliage, here are five to start with!

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