Land Activities & Sightseeing

Many companies offer sightseeing tours of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Choose a pre-arranged tour on an inviting trolley or motorcoach or take a taxi-tour and design your own custom tour of one of Maine's most beautiful seacoast areas.
ATLANTIC BREWING COMPANY
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ATLANTIC BREWING COMPANY

Located 10 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, off Route 3. Come see how Bar Harbor's #1 local beers, wines and sodas are produced. Free tastings from 10am to 5pm every day. Free Tours @ 2, 3 & 4pm daily. On site gift shop and tasting room, plus the Knox Road Grille Restaurant (open 11:30-8pm) and the famous Dougie Douglas Mainely Meat barbeque. Special Events & group functions are welcome.

BAR HARBOR GHOST TOURS
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BAR HARBOR GHOST TOURS

Look for the BLUE LANTERN

The only ghost tour to have Exclusive Nighttime Access to The 1932 Criterion Theatre

Hauntings, History, & Culture - We know what follows you in the forests of Acadia and scratches on your windows at night while you try to sleep.  Our historically dressed tour guides delight in bringing you ancient tales of Wabanaki Indian spirits and terrible curses as well as other frightful and historic hauntings about town. Join Bar Harbor's original ghost tour for a spirited evening and hear tales no one else will tell. Tours operate nightly, May 1st- October 30th. Reservations are required

Tickets can be purchased online at www.barharborghosttours.com or at the Abbe Museum Gift Shop (open daily 10-5 at 26 Mount Desert Street)  Check out the Snack & Scare Package and add a little bite to your fright!

OCEANARIUM & LOBSTER HATCHERY
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OCEANARIUM & LOBSTER HATCHERY

Enjoy an up-close experience with marine life. At the oceanarium at 1351 Route 3 take a guided tour of a salt marsh and the Maine Lobster Museum. At the working lobster hatchery we take you on a fascinating tour to see mother lobsters & baby lobsters & the hatchery process. We also feature a hands on Discovery Pool with lots of local sea life to learn about, have fun and get wet! Group discounts and tours.

HOLLYWOOD CASINO HOTEL & RACEWAY
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HOLLYWOOD CASINO HOTEL & RACEWAY

Everywhere you look there's endless excitement and the kind of thrills you just don't find anywhere else, like nearly 1,000 Vegas-style slots, thrilling harness racing, big-time table games, and the kind of red carpet service you can only find in Hollywood.
 
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ACADIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES CLIMBING SCHOOL
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ACADIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES CLIMBING SCHOOL

Named BEST FAMILY ACTIVITY IN MAINE 2014 and rated the #1 BAR HARBOR ACTIVITY by Trip Advisor in 2014.

“My daughter and I went rock climbing for the first time! After completing several climbs our guide took us on an adventure hike and climb. We couldn't have asked for a more customized experience. Acadia Mountain Guides is the best!” Enjoy personalized rock climbing on the spectacular coast of Maine. Half and full day sessions for individuals, families or groups of all ages and skills. Equipment provided. Since 1983, our guides have set the standards for local guides. Maine’s only full service, year round climbing school. Founder Jon Tierney is one of 98 American guides to achieve the coveted international IFMGA guide award. AMG is also proud to be dually accredited and all instructors are dually certified by both the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Assoc) and the PCIA (Professional Climbing Instructors Assoc). As an added perk, all our clients receive a lifetime 15% discount on outdoor gear in our retail store. Email, call us at 207.288.8186 or visit us at our convenient 228 Main St. location in Bar Harbor. It's time to climb!

SEAL COVE AUTO MUSEUM
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SEAL COVE AUTO MUSEUM

Open May 1 through October 31, 7 days, 10-5. At the Seal Cove Auto Museum you will find a wide variety of antique autos and motorcycles, from an 1899 DeDion Bouton to a 1924 Mercer, with special emphasis on cars from the Brass Era" (1895-1917). Antique car enthusiasts as well as those who simply enjoy history and cars from the past will delight in the beauty mystery and romance of this unique collection."

ACADIA OUTFITTERS
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ACADIA OUTFITTERS

Bar Harbor's Outdoor Activity Center including: Scooter Rentals Bicycle Rentals Sea Kayak Rentals and Guided Tours

OLI'S TROLLEY- ACADIA ISLAND TOURS
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OLI'S TROLLEY- ACADIA ISLAND TOURS

Our fully narrated tours of Bar Harbor and Acadia national Park are a fun, relaxing way to discover the unique treasures of our area. Enjoy our friendly guides’ knowledge and flair for storytelling while you journey past historic landmarks and fantastic scenery. For new visitors and returning guests alike, Oli’s Trolley offers an unforgettable way to explore Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Join us to see why guests say it’s the best tour they have ever taken! For tickets and information visit www.olistrolley.com, call 207 288 9899 or visit us in person at Olis Trolley Gift Shop, 1 West Street Bar Harbor Maine.

BAR HARBOR COASTAL CAB & TOURS
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BAR HARBOR COASTAL CAB & TOURS

Welcome to Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor!   Don't hesitate to call or email to reserve one of our critically acclaimed, private narrated Tours of spectacular Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and all of Mount Desert Island.  We also provide year round local taxi service.  For pick up or drop off at Bangor International Airport or Bar Harbor/Hancock County Airport, feel free to give us a call or email to make a reservation.  Thank you to all the folks who made 2015 such a great year!!  Tours are booking fast so give us a call or email to reserve your Tour for 2016!

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DOWN EAST NATURE TOURS

Personalized bird watching and nature tours for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Bicycle, hiking and cross-country ski tours; 1/2 day & full day, camping and more. We help you discover the flora and fauna of Mt. Desert Island and Down East Maine with special emphasis on native birds. Bald Eagles, Osprey, Shore-birds, Warblers. A truly unique and enjoyable learning experience.

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TOUR ACADIA

We specialize in private vehicle tours of Acadia National Park, serving groups of 2 to 12 people. Our three-hour Acadia Adventure tour provides an ideal snapshot of the park, covering Ocean Drive, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mountain, Northeast Harbor and Somes Sound. Our knowledgeable guides will show youn the out-of-the-way places that large groups miss. We're flexible, and we're fun.

ACADIA & BAR HARBOR TOURS
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ACADIA & BAR HARBOR TOURS

Bar Harbor and Acadia's premier sightseer: 2 1/2 hours of the best sights, sounds & stories available with 3 - 15 minute stops in Acadia National Park. Tour includes Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mtn., Park Loop Rd., Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, etc. 50 yrs. of informing & entertaining satisfied customers. Reservations recom. Tours daily 10 & 2. MC/Visa accepted. Open May - Oct. Write to PO Box 603, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 for brochure.

NORTHEAST WHITEWATER
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NORTHEAST WHITEWATER

Since Northeast Whitewater is the closest rafting and moose tour company to Acadia National Park and the Bar Harbor region, you will want to check out our daily whitewater rafting trips and Maine moose watching tours, in addition to all of our Moosehead Lake area trips we offer. We provide personalized half and full day trips in whitewater rafting, moose tours, kayaking, canoeing and waterfall hikes. Call Northeast Whitewater, your Bar Harbor whitewater rafting and moose tour connection today to talk about your Maine vacation trip plans with us!  207-695-0151

BAR HARBOR CELLARS
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BAR HARBOR CELLARS

Bar Harbor Cellars Winery is located at Sweet Pea Farm in Bar Harbor, Maine. For over a generation, Sweet Pea Farm has grown fresh cut flowers and produce for local consumption. Our vineyard, begun in 2003, is part of our commitment to sustainable agriculture here on Mount Desert Island. We now produce and bottle wine from both European and local fruit and invite guests to visit our farm and tour the facility from mid-May through mid-October.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

The First Eastern National Park

AMBROSIA COOKING SCHOOL
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AMBROSIA COOKING SCHOOL

Sharon Joyce is a trainer/educator/chef and studied in Advanced French Cooking and French Pastry at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. In 1981 she opened and operated a catering business and cooking school in Chicago and the Virgin Islands. She has taught various cooking classes including French, American and Cruzan in such locations as Chicago, Bar Harbor, California, and Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. She was fascinated by Maine cooking and the abundance of local foods when she moved to Bar Harbor 25 years ago. The regional cooking of Maine brings together history and the availability of foods. Too much great Maine food to try and not enough time? The Regional Cooking of Maine . Le Cordon Bleu trained chef will explain history and foods of Maine. You will learn history, food facts, techniques and traditional recipes while tasting such favorites as lobster, blueberry muffins, etc. 2 ë_ hr Chowder and Popovers, please ! The meal that Mainers ask for and savor. Learn the Maine historical tradition of chowders and the technique to be successful at making a varieties of perfect popovers. After tasting the Corn chowder and popovers made during the class, you will want to duplicate these recipes at home. 2 1/2 hr. CALL OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A RESERVATION AND INSURE A SPACE 207-288-4523 email at info@ambrosiacookingschool.com

MAINE FOODIE TOURS
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MAINE FOODIE TOURS

Maine Foodie Tours specializes in providing educational and tasty tours in downtown Bar Harbor! Guests enjoy tasting experiences at local, culinary arts-based businesses from restuarants and pubs to retailers. Tours are limited in size to offer you a personalized, highly interactive culinary adventure. Meet the local talent and taste your way through town!

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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MOUNT DESERT ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Promotes the study and understanding of the people and history of Mount Desert Island and of history's relevance today. We celebrate the lives of the people, their traditions and the events that have shaped and continue to shape island history.

WILD IRIS FARM - CARRIAGE TOURS OF HISTORIC BAR HARBOR, WEDDING CARRIAGES, HORSE BOARDING
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WILD IRIS FARM - CARRIAGE TOURS OF HISTORIC BAR HARBOR, WEDDING CARRIAGES, HORSE BOARDING

See Bar Harbor the way it was meant to be viewed  - in a classic, open carriage drawn by stately Shire draft horses!   Wild Iris Farm offers HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BAR HARBOR complete with a narrative of some of the town's history and sites of interest.  Relax and enjoy the sound of the horses' hoofs clip clopping along as we visit downtown and some of the quieter residential streets.  Book a tour today and enjoy this often forgotten pleasure.

Planning a wedding? Feel like princesses in our CLASSIC WEDDING CARRIAGE.  Our carriages are designed to meet each bride's wishes.  Our customers often use the words "ELEGANT, MEMORABLE, MAGICAL" when describing their special carriage.  Check out our web site for more information @  www.wildIrisHorseFarm.com/weddings

FARM TOURS 
are being offered during the months of June, July & August.  Come on out to the farm and visit our chickens, goats and horses then take a scenic carriage ride through rural Bar Harbor in our farm wagon.

Wild Iris Farm also offers PRIVATE LESSONS for those interested in learning how to drive a horse and buggy. Contact us at 207-288-5234 for further information and availability.

Visiting Acadia National Park with your horse?  Wild Iris Farm has a FULL-SERVICE HORSE BOARDING FACILITY just a stone's throw away from the park's infamous carriage road system!  Check our web site www.WildIrisHorseFarm.com/boarding or www.AcadiaHorseBoarding.com

  207-288-5234.  TICKETS FOR CARRIAGE TOURS AND FARM TOURS ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE
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AT YOUR SERVICE TOURS

At Your Service Tours, private driver-narrated tours of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island.  We will custom tailor the perfect tour designed to your time and interests.   We will pick you up at your hotel or cruise port in your own private air-conditioned van that stops when and where you want for as long as you want. Tours of Acadia, as well as specialty tours available. All tours are private to the group booking the tour, we do not put groups together.

ATLANTIC CLIMBING SCHOOL
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ATLANTIC CLIMBING SCHOOL

Rated the #1 activity in Bar Harbor by Tripadvisor 2015! Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! For 22 years Atlantic Climbing School has offered world-class rock climbing courses in Acadia National Park. We specialize in creating small, private, courses for families and first-time climbers.

RED CLOAK HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS
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RED CLOAK HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS

An evening lantern lit tour of historic Bar Harbor. Come with us to find some of the mysteries behind the history! As Maine's largest walking tour company and in business over 10 years, we would love to share our expertise with you and your family. The Bar Harbor of yesteryear will come alive as we blend colorful history with real stories! Tickets are available online or by phone. We are open 7 nights a week, May - October, for your spooky pleasure! Daytime tours by request.

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THE NATURAL HISTORY CENTER

Looking for a bird tour in Acadia National Park, a nature tour around Mount Desert Island, a kid-friendly outdoor adventure, or a family tide pool exploration on the rocky shores near Bar Harbor? Do you need a map, a field guide, binoculars (to own or rent), or that special nature-related gift or game for someone back home? The Natural History Center is the place for you! Based out of our Bar Harbor nature store, we offer nature and bird tours throughout Acadia National Park, Downeast Maine, and beyond. We are a family run business that enjoys sharing nature, whether leading you on a tour or sharing information while looking over a map. Our tours cater to beginning and advanced nature-lovers, novice and seasoned birders, families, small groups, kids with lots of energy, and people with mobility limitations. Call us to plan a tour that meets your needs and interests. Stop by our shop to browse our selection of natural history books (birds, lichens, dragonflies, and everything in between), binoculars and spotting scopes, nature-activity books for children, or our personal favorite game, Birdopoly!

THE NATURALIST'S NOTEBOOK
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THE NATURALIST'S NOTEBOOK

Named a Best of New England destination by Yankee magazine in May of 2013 and one of the 50 Things to Do in Maine This Summer by the Bangor Daily News, The Naturalist's Notebook combines nature, science, arts and the frontier of knowledge in fun, engaging installations and activities. The original Notebook exploratorium in Seal Harbor offers three floors of interaction, shopping and learning for all ages. Smaller Naturalist's Notebook Annex spaces have opened on Main St. in Northeast Harbor and (as of Aug. 1) on the town green Bar Harbor. Open 10-5 every day from late June to late October in Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day through late October in Bar Harbor.The Notebook is just a short drive from Bar Harbor or Northeast Harbor. It's a great rainy-day (or sunny day) place for families or anyone who's even slightly curious about the world and the universe.

Additional Resources

ACADIA BIRDING FESTIVAL

1157 Main Street
Mount Desert, ME 04660
(207) 233-3694

ACADIA VACATION PLANNER

2 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
000-0000

AURORA VAULTERS

397 Douglas Highway
Lamoine, ME 04605
207.266.3791

BAR HARBOR BICYCLE SHOP

141 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-3886

CARRIAGES OF ACADIA

Wildwood Stables
in Acadia National Park
Seal Harbor, ME 04675
(877) 276-3622

COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS

Barters Island Road
Boothbay, ME 04537
(207) 633-4333

CRITERION THEATRE

35 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor , ME 04609
207-288-0829

DOWNEAST ATV

394 Washington Junction RD.
Hancock, ME 04640
207-907-9421

DOWNEAST SCENIC RAILROAD

8 Railroad Siding Road
Hancock, ME 04640
(866) 449-RAIL (7245)

ISLAND BIKE RENTAL

One Main Street
Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
(207) 276-5611

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND MARATHON

PO Box 117
Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
(207) 288-9828

NEW ENGLAND OUTDOOR CENTER

30 Twin Pines Road
Millinocket, ME 04462
(207) 723-5438

REEL PIZZA CINERAMA

33 Kennebec Place
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3828

THE GREAT MAINE LUMBERJACK SHOW

127 Bar Harbor Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-0067

WILD ACADIA FUN PARK

233 Bar Harbor Road
Trenton, ME 04605
(207) 667-3573