Lush Landscape at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine
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Cruise to Bar Harbour, Maine

New England charm, scenic vistas and outdoor adventure have kept visitors returning to Bar Harbour for over 100 years. Unwind on the beach, and take in the view of the soaring granite cliffs. Stretch your legs with a relaxed walk along Shore Path. Explore the cobblestoned streets of the town centre and fuel up on freshly caught lobster. Then, explore wild Acadia, Maine's only national park – hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak on the Atlantic seaboard. At the summit, enjoy panoramic views of the lush surrounding forests and ocean. Cruise to Maine and take an easy stroll around Jordan Pond to see the mountain reflected in the clear waters below.
National Language English
Currency Accepted US Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Bar Harbor

Barrels filled with various flavors of salt water taffy

Treat Yourself

Barrels filled with various flavors of salt water taffy

Barrels filled with various flavors of salt water taffy

Treat Yourself

As you explore, stop for some saltwater toffee – try one of the 64 flavours of ice cream at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium. Another must is the lobster mac and cheese at Side Street Cafe. After all, what's a trip to Maine without lobster?

A waterfront building in Bar Harbor, Maine

Slow Your Stroll

A waterfront building in Bar Harbor, Maine

A waterfront building in Bar Harbor, Maine

Slow Your Stroll

Bar Harbour runs at a slower speed. Take the day and walk the cobblestoned streets, bopping in and out of the countless locally owned small shops and businesses like Fair Trade Winds. Later on, stroll down the Shore Path where land meets sea.

Waves crashing on the coast in Bar Harbor, Maine
Waves crashing on the coast in Bar Harbor, Maine

Adventure in Acadia

You'll feel like you've stepped into a postcard when you visit to Maine's only national park. Explore Acadia on foot, by bike or in the comfort of your car with Maine cruises. Enjoy the sunset on top of Cadillac Mountain, or head to Jordan Pond to soak up the lakeside and surrounding mountains. Witness the force of Thunder Hole as the waves crash against the rocks.

A Maine lobster dinner platter
A Maine lobster dinner platter

Local Cuisine

Maine is making its mark on the foodie map, thanks to places like Bar Harbour. Indulge in quintessential New England fare with dishes like chowder, lobster rolls and full lobster dinners. Go beyond the typical fair and enjoy lobster mac and cheese or the unique lobster ice cream at Ben and Bill's.

An assortment of colorful wooden float souvenirs in Bar Harbor, Maine
An assortment of colorful wooden float souvenirs in Bar Harbor, Maine

Shopping

Head to the cobblestoned streets to collect artisanal items that will remind you of your time in Bar Harbour. Pick up a colourful decorative buoy, a piece of distinctive local pottery or a handcrafted glass ornament made of recycled metals painted with a scene from this seaside New England town.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 These streets are made for walking: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes so you can take in the town on foot.
2 Walk the Shore Path early in the morning to avoid crowds.
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