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Endless activities for guests of all ages

Conveniently situated on the corner of West and Main, The West Street Hotel is perfect place to help you explore the rich culture and unmatched beauty of Bar Harbor, Maine. Whether you want to unwind in our spectacular rooftop swimming pool, explore the granite peaks and historic carriage roads at Acadia National Park, or go on a whale watching tour, there’s plenty of options to find the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. In addition, guests traveling to Bar Harbor by boat can take advantage of our full-service marina located just across the street from our downtown hotel.


While it’s easy to fall in love in with West Street Hotel, there’s countless ways beyond our property to experience Bar Harbor. From boating excursions to unique museums, coastal Maine has something for everyone.


One of the most popular experiences guests can enjoy during their Maine vacation are local boating tours. A variety are available with local guides, with most departing daily from One West Street.

Bar Harbor Drone View

Whale Watching

Experience the wonder of the area’s migratory whales on a whale watching tour with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, which offers a variety of boat cruises that sail daily throughout the season.

Lobstering in Bar Harbor


Join Lulu Lobster Boat Tours, and learn how Maine’s famous lobsters get from the sea to your plate with Captain John and his traditional Down East-style lobster boat.

Woman hiking at Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

One of the country’s most celebrated parks, Acadia National Park is renowned for its magnificent hiking and biking trails, and range of outdoor activities from bird watching to fishing.

Kayaking Bar Harbor

Sea Kayaking

Whether you are an expert kayaker or first timer, sea kayaking in Bar Harbor is an activity everyone should experience. Several area companies offer expert instruction and tours.

Mini golf Bar Harbor

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

Pirate’s Cove offers the ultimate miniature golf experience, where you can putt through mountain caves, across a pirate ship, and under cascading waterfalls. This meticulously-kept course is fun for all ages.

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How to Navigate Acadia National Park’s Vehicle Reservations System

If hoping to bring a vehicle up Cadillac Mountain’s famous Summit Road between the months of May and October, you’ll need more than just a park pass, but an advance vehicle reservation. Here’s what you need to know about how to book online and common questions about the reservation process answered.

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