Things to do and see

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Magnificent Acadia National Park, where the mountains meet the sea, offers about 55 miles of the Rockefeller carriage roads and 160 miles of hiking trails. During the Spring, Summer and Fall, some of the many suggested activities might be hiking, biking, kayaking, whale watching, visiting interesting museums, sailing, canoeing, fishing, boutiquing, antiquing and touring.

If you are an explorer, we suggest you spend at least a week. Day trips can easily be taken to Blue Hill, Castine, Camden, Deer Isle, Schoodic Peninsula and Campabello Island, FDR's summer home.

These are a few of the many things to do and see...


Acadia National Park Atlantic Climbing School
Coastal Kayaking Tours Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop
National Park Sea Kayak Tours Acadia Bike Rentals
Maine State Sea Kayak Kebo Valley Golf Course
Acadia National Park Tours
Wild Acadia Fun Park & Water Slides

Boat Cruises

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. Sea Princess Cruises
Margaret Todd Bar Harbor Fishing Trips
Downeast Friendship Sloop Charters
Rachel B. Jackson
Lulu Lobster Boat Ride
Bar Harbor Ferry
Sea Princess Cruises

Shopping, Crafts & Antiques

Christmas Spirit Shop Big Chicken Barn
Eden Rising Antique Wicker E L Higgins
Cool As A Moose Houston - Brooks Auctioneers
Window Panes


In the Bar Harbor area there are nearly 100 restaurants.
   Here is a sampling:
Stewman’s Lobster Pound Fiddler’s Green
The Chart Room
2 Cats
Paddy's Irish Pub
Rosalie's Pizza
Fish House Grill at Harbor Place Side Street Cafe
LaBella Vita
Red Sky
Sweet Pea's Farm Cafe Seafood Ketch
Havana Mache Bistro
Lompoc Cafe Fathom
Café This Way Poor Boys Gourmet
McKay’s Public House Thurston's Lobster Pound
Morning Glory Bakery
Jordan Pond House


Lumberjack Show Mount Desert Oceanarium
Pirates Cove Oli’s Trolley

Museums & Historical Societies

The Seal Cove Auto Museum The Dorr Museum of Natural History
ABBE MUSEUM Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mount Desert Oceanarium Wendell Gilley Museum
Woodlawn Museum
Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum


D'Alessio Gallery Alone Moose Fine Crafts
Leapin Lizard Gallery Island Artisians
Argosy Gallery

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