Things To Do

ACADIA AIR TOURS
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ACADIA AIR TOURS

     MAINE'S PREMIER AVIATION TOUR COMPANY!
 
BIPLANE - Experience the magic of flying in an Open Cockpit Biplane!   Enjoy spectacular views of Acadia National Park, Somes Sound, Area Light Houses and the community of Bar Harbor.  Bring a companion (2 can fly) and prepare to lift off into the wild blue yonder.
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GLIDER - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly like a bird? Today that dream can become your reality!   Bring a companion.  (2 can fly)
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SCENIC FLIGHTS - STARTING AT $34.50 PER PERSON. Pay for 3 and the 4th (child) flies FREE!
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WHICHEVER FLIGHT YOU CHOOSE, YOU ARE SURE TO TRANSFORM AN ORDINARY DAY INTO AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!!

                    ---WE CATER TO CRUISE SHIP VISITORS---

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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.

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SCENIC FLIGHTS OF ACADIA

Experience the Island the Best Way - See it from above! Hop aboard a closed cockpit, Cessna 172 aircraft with an experienced Commercial Pilot, who will point out sights you can only view from above. You will gain a unique perspective of Bar Harbor, Coastal Lighthouses, Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, Somes Sound and much more. You may choose from one of our popular flights or custom tailor your own, with prices starting at $46 per person. Reservations are not required, with the exception of our unforgettable Sunset Flights and 'off-season' flights. You may also give the gift of flight with a Gift Certificate. For a different kind of adventure, if you have always wanted to know what it is like to fly an airplane, schedule a Discover Flying Experience" with one of our Certified Flight Instructors. You can take a 30 60 or 90 minute "First Flight Lesson". Just call to schedule or for more information."

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DOWNEAST SAILING ADVENTURES

Step back in time aboard an Acadia Tradition. Sail aboard the schooner Rachel B. Jackson. The Rachel B. Jackson was built in Maine & is a working replica of an 1890's coastal schooner. Experience an authentic vessel of another era as you help set sail & take a turn at the helm. Or you may just wish to sit back & relax & let your crew make this adventure the highlight of your Bar Harbor Vacation. 2-2 1/2 hr. trips; 4 trips daily, departing from the Bar Harbor Regency, 123 Eden Street. Available for private parties.

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.

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Echo Salon

Full service hair salon, specializing in color and bridal parties. Men's, women's, childrens haircuts. Manicure & Pedicure (organic) Botanical Hair Products. Travel service if needed.

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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

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College of the Atlantic's FAMILY NATURE CAMP

Ranked among the top-five family camps in the U.S. by Good Morning America and Family Fun Magazine, College of the Atlantic's week-long Family Nature Camp is the in one of the most beautiful vacation spots in America. Most suitable for children 5 years and older traveling with their parentsvacation you and your family will talk about for years to come. Under the guidance of experienced naturalists, you will delight in the wonder and adventure of the outdoors as you sight humpbacks and seals on your whale watch and nature cruises, hold sea creatures on the Starfish Enterprise, dip your hand in warm tide pools, hike the trails of Acadia National Park, be _ÑÒamazed_ѝ by arthropods, put together the bones of a Minke Whale, and delight in the tales of the Bug Man." You will share all this and more with other families who will become your life-long friends

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PIRATE'S COVE ADVENTURE GOLF

Adventure Golf-There's really no adventure like Pirate's Cove! Come test your skills on 36 challenging holes and explore the wonderful hideout of Pirates! At Pirate's Cove you putt your way through mountain caves, over foot bridges and under waterfalls. Located just 4 miles from downtown Bar Harbor on Rt. 3. Senior and group rates available upon request. Open mid April-mid Oct. 9am-11pm.

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.

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LITTLE SISTER'S CREATIVE YOUTH STUDIO

Bar Harbor's artistic outlet for children! Featuring open studio space where children can be creative whether on their own, with our counselors or with their parents. Date night sessions, private events, and workshops are also featured. Come by and get creative!

Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding
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Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding


Come discover What SUP in Acadia!  Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers beginner lessons, rentals, tours, and yoga classes on area lakes and bays.  They also carry a full line of stand up paddle boards and beach lifestyle accessories from their retail shop downtown.  SUP is a great way to enjoy the beautiful waters of Mount Desert Island and is the perfect activity for families, couples, or individuals who want a little extra adventure and fun!  Visit them online to learn more and make your reservation.

WILD IRIS FARM - HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS, HORSE BOARDING, DRIVING CLINICS
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WILD IRIS FARM - HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS, HORSE BOARDING, DRIVING CLINICS

 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.  This summer we also be offering carriage rides in Northeast Harbor.  Book a tour today and enjoy this often forgotten pleasure.

Wild Iris Farm also has a full-service horse boarding facility as well as private and group driving clinics.
  207-288-5234.  www.WildIrisHorseFarm.com

ACADIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES CLIMBING SCHOOL
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ACADIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES CLIMBING SCHOOL

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!"
Acadia Mountain Guides offers personalized rock climbing on the spectacular shores of Acadia.
Half and full day sessions for individuals, families or groups of all ages and skills.
Equipment provided. Since our inception in 1993, AMG has continually set new standards for local guides and has had the distinction of always being accredited and backed by the highest levels of certification.
We are Maine's only full service, year round school. Founder Jon Tierney is one of 80 guides in the US to achieve the coveted international IFMGA award signifying the pinnacle of achievement for guides.
Accredited by both the AMGA and PCIA. 
 

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AQUATERRA ADVENTURES

Sea kayaking at its finest with some of the most experienced guides & instructors in the area. You will find a kayak waiting for you at our specially designed kayak launch facility on the waterfront. We have the largest variety of tours & instruction programs. Family groups can enjoy kayaking with their kids on our Discovery Adventure. Solo kayaks available for the more experienced paddlers. Small groups of six kayaks to personalize the experience. Fastest access to the Bay. Incredible wildlife sightings & awesome views. Call today!

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ACADIA AUDIO TOURS CD or TAPE

A Guided Tour in the Comfort of Your Own Car! See Acadia at your pace, in your own vehicle, at one low price ($12.95 plus tax) for your whole group. Spend as much time as you wish at any location & learn about the park's history, geology & natural resources. This tour was prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service & has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Acadia's visitors for more than 35 years! Pick up your copy at the National Park Visitor Center, the BH Chamber,  any of the  Acadia Corporation's in-town shops, Sherman's Bookstore, the Bar Harbor Whale Watch gift shop and other select local lodging locations (ask at the front desk).  Now contains over 50 photos of Acadia to download on your computer.  Available in CD and CD/DVD formats!

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BAKER ISLAND ACADIA NATIONAL PARK TOUR

DiscoverÕ_ExploreÕ_LearnÕ_. Join an Acadia National Park ranger on this amazing island adventure. Leave Bar Harbor and travel by boat nine miles to this uninhabited park island and land by launch. Visit the historic Gilley family farmstead dating back to 1806 and the famous Baker Island Lighthouse - first built in 1828. Explore the fascinating dance floor rock formation and while there eat lunch on the ocean. On the return, take in spectacular coastal park scenery. Throughout the trip we look for and identify birds, porpoise, and seals. Leaves from Harborplace, Mon. Õ± Sat at 8:45AM.

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ATLANTIC CLIMBING SCHOOL

Rated the #1 activity in Bar Harbor by Tripadvisor! Named BEST OF MAINE 2009 by Down East Magazine! For 18 years Atlantic Climbing School has offered world-class rock climbing courses in Acadia National Park. We specialize in instructing first-time climbers. Half day and full day courses are available for individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages and ability levels. As Maine's premier rock climbing school we guarantee the best instruction, the most experienced guides and of course, the most rewarding rock climbing experience you_Ñéll ever have. All of our staff are certified AMGA Instructors and Guides and we are proud to be the only guide service in Maine to have this distinction. In fun, in professional commitment, in everything we do _ÑÓ at Atlantic Climbing School, WE CLIMB HIGHER. All equipment provided. Call us at 207 288 2521 or stop by- we_Ñére upstairs at 67 Main St. Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association

Eden Spa at the Blusenose Inn
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Eden Spa at the Blusenose Inn

Located along the beautiful coast of Maine, the AAA 4-Diamond Awarded Bluenose Inn Hotel and Spa brings a sophisticated design aesthetic and easy-going atmosphere. We offer a variety of Holistic Facials, Manicures, Pedicures, CND Shellac Nails, Mud Wraps, Salt & Sugar Glows, Waxing and Massage: Swedish (Intro to Massage), Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal and Raindrop Therapy. Along with any spa purchase our guests receive a full day_Ñés access to our gorgeous Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Steam Room and Exercise room. Come enjoy the memorable views, along with the tranquility of Bar Harbor and relax with us!

SEA VENTURE CUSTOM BOAT TOURS
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SEA VENTURE CUSTOM BOAT TOURS

Treat yourself! Captain Winston Shaw, an expert naturalist with 30 years local experience, offers totally unique private boat tours for individuals and parties of up to 6. Wide variety of enjoyable 1 to 8 hour trips custom designed around your interests and timetable. Discover eagles, seals, loons, and other fascinating wildlife, along with spectacular sea cliffs, secluded coves, picturesque island lighthouses, and breathtaking sunsets. Affordable prices. Free no-hassle parking.

DOWNEAST WINDJAMMER CRUISES
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DOWNEAST WINDJAMMER CRUISES

Join us for a 1 1/2 to 2 hour windjammer cruise aboard the majestic 151' 4-masted schooner, Margaret Todd. Sail among the islands of Frenchman Bay. Look out for bald eagles, seals &  harbor porpoise. Help the crew hoist sail or just relax on our spacious decks. Three trips daily-10am, 2pm and sunset.
Call 207-288-4585 for reservations or visit one of our two ticket sales locations: Sea of Cotton, 19 Cottage St., Bar Harbor or the ticket booth at the Bar Harbor Inn pier. 

Bar Harbor/Winter Harbor Ferry providing daily passenger service from Bar Harbor to the Schoodic Peninsula. 

4-hour fishing trips, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays. 8am and 1pm departure times.

Chrissy- 6 passenger friendship sloop- 1 1/2- 2 hour trips daily, excluding Saturdays.  11am, 1pm, 3pm and sunset.

Cranberrycove Ferry- Departing Southwest Harbor and Manset providing passenger service to the Cranberry Islands. Tickets can be purchased on the boat. 207-244-5882 or Boat Cell (207) 460-1981.

Downeastwindjammer.com

Moscow Magic & Comedy Show
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Moscow Magic & Comedy Show

The Moscow Magic & Comedy Show is a family-friendly experience starring Master Magician Victor Zenko and featuring Incredible Illusions, Hilarious Comedy, and Adventurous Audience Participation.

COASTAL KAYAKING TOURS
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COASTAL KAYAKING TOURS

We specialize in small groups (12 people per tour) and personalized service, featuring the island's most experienced guide staff. Glide among the islands of Frenchman Bay, seeing seals, porpoises, bald eagles and other wildlife. Trips from 2-and-a-half hours to 3 days. Paddle with us and see why Coastal Kayaking Tours, with 24 years experience, is New England's premier sea kayaking outfitter. Have fun with our superb guides! No experience necessary. Located in downtown Bar Harbor, across from the post office. Open every day at 8am.

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LOBSTER FISHING AND SEAL WATCHING

Fish with local Captain Jeff Black aboard the Downeast lobster boat the M/V Miss Samantha. She has the most room for your comfort and is specially designed so that you can venture onto the bow to view scenery and watch wildlife. The only lobster tour in Bar Harbor that has a live aquarium touch tank so you can hold a lobster, sea stars, and a great variety of fascinating marine life. Learn all about MaineÕ_s lobster fishery and how to catch a lobster, about the medicinal benefits of ocean life, and visit seals and their pups up close! Your professional captain and naturalist will answer all your questions. Trips leave daily from Harborplace next to the downtown pier and last for 1Õ_ hours.

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KEBO VALLEY GOLF CLUB

Surrounded by the mountains of Acadia National Park, Kebo Valley has been enticing golfers from all over the world for more than 100 years to the challenges of the finest 18 holes of championship golf in Maine. Just minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. Kebo Valley consistently ranks among America's best public golf courses. Expert PGA staff. Private and group lessons. Fully modern clubhouse. Banquets. Lunch served daily 11am-4pm. Open daily spring, summer & fall. Tee Times 288-3000; Clubhouse 288-5000; Superintendent 288-2200

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BAR HARBOR INN & SPA

Bar Harbor's premier oceanfront hotel and luxury spa. Great in-town convenience. Superior First Class by Official Hotel Guide. Voted one the top 500 hotels in the World by Travel & Leisure 2008 and 2009. Elegant rooms/suites; king/queen beds, premium bedding; waterfront balconies. Special Value Packages with lodging, meals, activities. Superior hotel amenities from complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, luxury robes and wireless internet, to homemade cookies on arrival. Fine dining, Reading Room Restaurant; Casual dining, Terrace Grille. Delicious cuisine, attentive service, breathtaking ocean views.

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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, _„ñBirdopoly!_„

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At Your Service Taxi and Tours

Our taxi and tours will provide you with the best island experience available by providing distinct and personalized services targeted to your specific needs. We will be the extension of your family while you are on vacation. We will greet you when you arrive, give honest recommendations about what to see and do and then end your trip with a pleasant goodbye and a wish for your return. Most of our clients return to use us exclusively on future trips. We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. We accept all major credit cards and reservations. Contact us. We welcome the opportunity to serve you. We will be there for you when you need us.

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LULU LOBSTER BOAT RIDE

Discover Bar Harbor's most exclusive, personal and unique sightseeing cruise. Join Captain John on Lulu, a traditional Downeast lobster boat, for a 2 hour tour of Frenchman Bay. Enjoy an up-close demonstration of lobster fishing, fascinating seal watching and breathtaking coastal scenery. Share the Captain's interest in nature and local history and folklore. Sailings daily May thru October. Adults $33, seniors $30, children $20. Ticket office - 55 West Street (Harborside Hotel).

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MAINE COAST BICYCLE TOURS

We provide multi-day luxury bicycle tours of Mount Desert Island and Schoodic Peninsula, featuring top-flight inns, terrific restaurants and the most gorgeous bike routes in New England. A boutique bicycle touring company, we feature small groups, personalized service and a relentlessly Maine" way of doing things. Talk to us and see why our small-group approach is far superior to the big-box touring companies."

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LIGHTHOUSE AND NATIONAL PARK TOUR

Considered Bar Harbor's best tour! Let the fast 90 ft. jet powered catamaran Bay King III whisk you away. Visit five beautiful island lighthouses and a historic life saving station - with ample time at each for photographs. Cruise among Acadia's coastal islands and crown jewels; Otter Cliffs, Sand Beach, Champlain Mountain, and Thunder Hole. Enjoy fun-filled and fascinating stories from our onboard historian; learn of French explorers, the founder of Acadia Õ± Mr. George Dorr, and all about Maine's legendary lighthouses, light keepers, ghosts and much more. Discover Bar Harbor's golden age as we view mansions along ÕÎmillionaires rowÕå; the Ford, Rockefeller, High Seas and Pulitzer Estates; and the spectacular coastal mansions owned by Dick Wolf (Southerly) and Martha Stewart (Skylands). Truly A must see tour!

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

Welcome to Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor!  We feature private narrated Tours of spectacular Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and all of Mount Desert Island.  We also feature taxi service to and from Bangor and Bar Harbor airports.  Please give us a call or click on our website link on this page if you would like to reserve a Tour or if you would like to arrange airport or bus terminal transportation.  Thank you to all the folks who toured with us in 2013, what a great season!

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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.

YOGA @ CATTITUDE
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YOGA @ CATTITUDE

Our studio is a haven for peaceful relaxation-right in the center of downtown Bar Harbor. Yoga at Cattitude offers an incredible array of yoga styles. Whether you are looking for vigorous vinyasa or restful restorative, we have the class for you. Please check the website for the latest schedule, class descriptions and teacher bios. Air-conditioned studio. Open year-round.

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THE SPA at the BAR HARBOR CLUB

Enjoy a luxurious, state-of-the-art Spa ready to cater to your every whim. The Spa at the Bar Harbor Club offers each guest an experience born of the privileged elite. Our staff is accomplished, seasoned professionals skilled in the art of pampering. Services include massages, wraps, facials and nails. Call today to book your day of luxury. Open May-October.

ACADIA BIKE
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ACADIA BIKE

Acadia Bike features the largest bicycle rental fleet in New England, so you're sure to get the bike you want. Enjoy Acadia's natural wonders as you pedal the car-free carriage roads or Park Loop Road. Our bikes - new each year, most with front suspension - are meticulously maintained and custom-fitted to ensure you'll have a great ride. All sizes, plus tandems, trailers & kids' bikes. Low rates, with discount for advance reservations. Located in downtown Bar Harbor, across from the post office. Open daily at 8am.

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.

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BAR HARBOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Provides and preserves access to the many collections and exhibits of Bar Harbor and surrounding areas. Features town history, membership, and information.

BAR HARBOR WHALE WATCH CO.
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BAR HARBOR WHALE WATCH CO.

Come with us and see the largest animals on earth - Humpbacks, Finbacks, Right; also porpoise, dolphins, sharks, and tuna. We visit a puffin seabird-nesting wildlife refuge island and also encounter a great diversity of offshore seabirds. All tours are fully narrated by professional naturalists who are available to answer all your questions. We are Maine's largest boating tour company and offer lighthouse, lobster and seal, nature, and park tours. Conveniently located next to the downtown pier. Trips run daily May - October.

Maine Foodie Tours
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Maine Foodie Tours

Maine Foodie Tours offers educational and tasty tours in downtown Bar Harbor. Guests enjoy local foods at 7-8 locations while strolling through the town on a leisurely walk. Tours are limited in size to offer you a personalized, highly interactive culinary adventure. Meet the local talent and taste your way through town!

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NATIONAL PARK SEA KAYAK TOURS

Paddle to remote Western Side" of MDI with Professional Maine Guides. Personalized (12 people max) Ecological Tours 1/2 day (4 hour) morning afternoon & sunset tours (2.5-3 hours on the water). Best wildlife sightings: harbor seals osprey porpoise eagles & more. Featuring comfortable stable tandem Necky Kayaks. All tours include a brief stop on a beach/island. Kayaking is our only business. Locally owned/operated with a perfect safety record since 1993. All equipment van transp. & instruction included for $48/person. Beginners welcome. Open daily at 8am."

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

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DIVER ED'S DIVE-IN THEATER

Come aboard The Seal and watch live underwater footage as Diver Ed searches the bottom of Frenchman Bay for fascinating critters. Then roll up your sleeves and get ready to touch starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, lobsters, and whatever else he can fit into his catchbag to bring up to the boat! Diver Ed makes this vacation adventure entertaining as well as educational! Daily trips at 9:30am, 1:30pm & 5:30pm. Open: Memorial Day weekend-Columbus Day.

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ACADIA VACATION PLANNER

Interactive Multimedia Map: including pictures, addresses, contact info, Info on Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Shopping, Dining, Touring, etc.  Trail & mountain peak info. Access to directions to all locations. Booklet of all the destinations (It's a FREE download).  Rent a Preloaded GPS at the Bar Harbor Visitor Center Already have a Garmin GPS? Stop in and just load up the Points of Interest

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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.

Additional Resources

ABBE MUSEUM - MAINE INDIAN HERITAGE

26 Mount Desert Street
P.O. Box 286
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-3519

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

20 McFarland Hill Drive
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-3338

BAR HARBOR BICYCLE SHOP

141 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-3886

BAR HARBOR FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

Newport Drive
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
244-9107

BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

59 Cottage St., Rodick Bldg.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(212) 222-1026

BAR HARBOR TOWN BAND

Village Green Gazebo
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

BAR HARBOR YACHT CLUB

P O BOX 568
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

CARRIAGES OF ACADIA

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

HANCOCK POINT KAYAK TOURS

58 Point Rd
PO Box 53
Hancock, ME 04640
(207) 422-6854

HANNAFORD'S GROCERY

86 Cottage St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-3621

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND SKATEPARK ASSOCIATION


Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3541

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND YMCA

21 Park Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-3511

REEL PIZZA CINERAMA

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

Guitar Intensives and Samba Meets Jazz Workshops

105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
781-626-2256

Treat Your Feet!

59 Cottage Street
Office C
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-244-3176

You can kick back and take in all the wonder of the island, or get pumped up and go on adventures. We recommend both.

Around town

  • Explore Bar Harbor’s history and get to know the lay of the land with a walking tour, indicated by signs titled Museum in the Streets. 
  • Check into a museum or gallery. Bar Harbor’s museums are small and focused. You can learn about Bar Harbor’s “Gilded Age,” the island’s Native American heritage, the Gulf of Maine’s unique ecosystems and species, and the natural wonder of Acadia National Park. Galleries include contemporary artists, Maine artists, and historic works.
  • For the culturally inclined, Bar Harbor offers two celebrated music festivals offering everything from string orchestras, through chamber music, to jazz. As for Bar Harbor nightlife, bars and clubs host a range of bands and solo artists that complete the musical mix. Improvisational comedy theater is available as well. 
  • Bar Harbor shopping is another relaxing pastime.
  • Our shops are varied and enticing.
  • Check our calendar for art shows on the green, weekly band concerts, farmer’s markets, and other Bar Harbor and Island events.

By Land or Sea

Explore the area under your own steam, or let experienced islanders show you their environment. 
  • Biking: Acadia National Park has routes for both the novice and experienced cyclist along the 55 miles of carriage trails that lace through it, and road biking includes the Cadillac Mountain Challenge. 
  • Rock climbing: Strap on a harness and let one of our guiding companies show you the best spots to learn or polish your climbing; you will see the island from a whole new angle!
  • Tour time: For a different view, hop a bus or trolley tour and let someone else worry about driving for an hour or two. Local companies are experts in the wildlife and the history of the area.
  • Whale-watching and boat tours: Enjoy one of the many whale-watching trips leaving from Bar Harbor, a sunset cruise, a naturalist-led ride among the islands, an old-fashioned sail, or even a trip on a lobster boat.
  • Hiking and walking: There is the Shore Path trail,  a meadow walk,  mountain climbs, and paths along streams and lakes.
  • Kayak: Paddle on your own or in the company of Registered Maine Guides and explore Mount Desert Island’s dramatic coastline in search of seals, seabirds and an intimate a connection with the ocean.
Bar Harbor offers a whole slew of answers to the couch potato blues and the stress of work. Do as much or as little as you wish, or even have someone else do the work for you! Whatever you end up doing, novice or old hand, chances are you’ll want to do it again and again, and again. . .