Things To Do

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. . .
 
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

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

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 thru rural Bar Harbor in our farm wagon.

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

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DIVER ED'S DIVE-IN THEATER

Come aboard The Starfish Enterprise 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.

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. 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: Shard, 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. Ferry service starts June 23rd. 

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

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.

Schoodic Ferry
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Schoodic Ferry

Uncrowded. Unspoiled. Unexpected.
Let the Schoodic Ferry introduce you to the undiscovered Acadia.



Transporting passengers, their bicycles and their leashed pets between College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor and the Schoodic Marine Center in Winter Harbor daily. Bicycles and leashed pets rides free. Hosting marine scientists aboard most trips.

BAR HARBOR INN & SPA
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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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NATIONAL PARK SEA KAYAK TOURS

Paddle to remote Western Side of Acadia with Professional Maine Guides. Personalized (12 people max) Ecological Tours 1/2 day (4 hour) morning afternoon & sunset tours (2.5 to 3 hours on the water). Highest Rated Kayak Outfitter in Acadia... Best wildlife sightings: harbor seals osprey porpoise eagles & more. Featuring comfortable stable tandem Boreal Kayaks. All tours include a brief stop on a remote beach/island. Kayaking is our only business. Locally owned/operated with a perfect safety record since 1993. All equipment van transp. & instruction included for $52/person. Beginners welcome. Open daily at 8am.

Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park

The First Eastern National Park

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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!

ArtWaves
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ArtWaves

Artwaves is member supported community arts center, sharing resources to create and engage the arts in the local and virtual community, supporting artists and making arts accessible for everyone!
There's often something going on for you so check artwavesmdi.com

Workshops, classes  - adventures that may be outside the box and those that get us to re think the box await you 
See a members show, attend a salon style discussion of art and science, a collaborative event between artists and poets, take guitar lessons, foundation studies and a gap year program in the works. Every Monday and Tuesday figure drawing
 in downtown Bar Harbor. 


artwavesmdi.com

ABBE MUSEUM
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ABBE MUSEUM

The mission of the Abbe Museum, Maine’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate, is to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit. The Abbe works closely with the Wabanaki people to share their stories, history, and culture with a broader audience. With a collection of over 50,000 archaeological, historic and contemporary objects, the Museum's collections conservation program is recognized nationally as a model for museums. The Abbe holds the largest and best-documented collection of Maine Native American basketry in any museum. 

Historic Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring is open May-October. Admission charged at both locations.

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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.

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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.

Moscow Magic & Comedy Show
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Moscow Magic & Comedy Show

MASTER MAGICIAN VICTOR ZENKO WILL LEVITATE ONE AUDIENCE VOLUNTEER AT EACH PERFORMANCE!

The Moscow Magic & Comedy Show
is a professionally produced 90-minute family-friendly performance starring Master Magician Victor Zenko and featuring Incredible Illusions, Hilarious Comedy, and Adventurous Audience Participation!

Performances run 5 Nights a Week at 7:30 PM, from July 1st through August 27th, at The Hall in Otter Creek, just 5 Miles from downtown Bar Harbor. (Closed Sundays & Mondays.)

PLEASE NOTE: There are only 50 seats available at each performance so buying tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Tickets are available at www.MoscowMagic.com

Eden Spa at the Bluenose Inn
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Eden Spa at the Bluenose 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!

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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."

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! In our 10th year and as Maine's largest walking tour company, we would love to share our expertise with you and your family. The Bar Harbor of yesteryear will come alive as we relate legends, lore and tales of the past. Tickets are available online or by phone. We are open 5 nights a week, May - October, for your spooky pleasure! Daytime tours by request.

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!

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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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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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."

Yoga in Your Park
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Yoga in Your Park

When Your Yoga practice is wild, you set yourself free. From June 1st - September 7th, come experience deep peace, vibrant joy, and radiant interconnectedness through twice daily outdoor yoga classes (8-9 am and 6-7 pm / 4-6 pm for Saturday Yoga Hikes). We offer new and full moon classes too! 9-10:15 pm on Cadillac and Wonderland. 
 
Our classes some of Acadia's most beautiful locations including but not limited to Cadillac Mountain, Sand Beach, Echo Lake and Jordan Pond. 
 
Kids classes, workshops and more! 
 
See you soon!
 
"There are moments in one’s life that appear at first to be a bit unplanned, spontaneous, where one is pulled to something quite out of the ordinary and out of one’s comfort zone. Yet days, sometimes months, even years later, one finds that moment to be a transformational point in one’s life. A few summers ago I had traveled across the country to visit some dear relatives who had been vacationing in Maine. At that point I had been newer in my yoga practice, was a bit shy and even a bit self-conscious, yet I was drawn to try a class that I had seen advertised about a sunset yoga class on top of Cadillac Mountain. That decision to take that class was a pivotal point in my life, 
watching the sunset as I practiced yoga atop a beautiful mountain in one of our nation’s magnificent national parks changed my life’s path forever."

Maine Crafts Guild - MDI Directions Fine Craft Show
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Maine Crafts Guild - MDI Directions Fine Craft Show

The Maine Craft Guild’s Mount Desert Island Directions Fine Craft Show is often referred to as the most outstanding, most successful, and longest running craft show in Maine. At this year's 40th Anniversary Show, more than 70 of Maine’s finest craftspeople will fill the newly renovated gymnasium at the Mount Desert Island High School with their work, transforming the space into a gallery-like setting of carefully designed individual displays. Come and meet extraordinary artisans and purchase work of heirloom-quality, handmade here in Maine. Admission: $5 adults; under 18 free. Friday, July 24th from 5pm to 8pm, Saturday, July 25th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, July 26th from 10am to 4pm.

mainecraftsguild.com/shows/36th-annual-directions-mount-desert-island-show/

*The Maine Crafts Guild is a Maine non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in fine craft.  Promotes career development of its members by operating retail shows, publishing brochures and statewide marketing.

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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!_„

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-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!

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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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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

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.

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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.

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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

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND YMCA
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MOUNT DESERT ISLAND YMCA

25 yard, 6-lane indoor pool; full fitness center with Cybex strength training circuit, treadmills, bikes, elliptical trainers, free weights; gymnasium; land-based and aquatic exercise classes like zumba, indoor cycling, aqua aerobics and group power. Day passes: $16 family; $9 adult; $5 senior/student. Half-price for members of other YMCAs. We're a small YMCA that has served the island community for over 100 years. Your day fees help us provide scholarships and services to adults and children in our service area on a year-round basis. Thank you for helping us to continue to serve for generations to come.

Dawnland Tours, LLC  (Historic, Haunted, & Cultural Walking Tours)
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Dawnland Tours, LLC (Historic, Haunted, & Cultural Walking Tours)

"Informative, spirited, and great at engaging our group with local lore...we highly recommend this company for a captivating evening.Kelly B. from Tampa, FL


We specialize in historic, haunted, and cultural walking tours that tell the story of Maine from both the Wabanaki Indian and Euro-American perspectives.  Our tours are packed with thoroughly researched history and delivered by lively, experienced guides.  We are family oriented and a great value for the budget minded traveler!  Exploring the local landscape with a friendly, professional storyteller is a great way to spend an evening so bring your camera and prepare to see Bar Harbor in a whole new way.

Tours operate daily, May 1st- October 30th.


Haunted Bar Harbor - the original ghost tour of Bar Harbor operates nightly at 8PM
$15 for adults (13+), $10 for children (6-12), and Free for ages 5 and under          
Tours leave from the Abbe Museum courtyard at 26 Mount Desert


Historic Homes - an architectural history tour operates Sunday-Friday at 5PM
$15 for adults (13+), $10 for children (6-12), and Free for ages 5 and under                             
Tours leave from the Abbe Museum courtyard at 26 Mount Desert


The 2120:Prohibition Tour & Speakeasy Experience - operates Saturdays at 3PM                   
Individuals ($25) and Couples ($40)                                          
Tours leave from The 1932 Criterion Theatre at 35 Cottage Street
Must be 21+
A portion of each ticket supports The 1932 Criterion Theatre!

Please Note - Reservations are required for all tours

LULU LOBSTER BOAT RIDE
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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 $35, seniors (65+) $32, children (6 to 12) $20.  Not appropriate for children under 6. Ticket office - 55 West Street (Harborside Hotel).  Reservations recommended.

Acadia Park Kayak Tours
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Acadia Park Kayak Tours

We offer open group tours of up to 6 and up to 12 people. Our 6 person tours are the smallest in the area giving the most personal service and our 12 person half day tours are the most competitively priced in the area at $45/person. We are the only outfitter to offer easily scheduled private tours of any size and private tours can have up to 24 people.

We offer tours in Frenchman Bay around the Porcupine islands off of the coast of Bar Harbor and on the west side of Mount Desert Island among other locations. Solo kayaks are available.

We are the smallest kayak outfitter in the area and the only one whose guide staff consist entirely of local residents. They have a wealth of knowledge about the natural history and cultural heritage of the area that they love to share.

We offer sunrise, morning, daytime, sunset, night-time star gazing, and private tours.

We place a special emphasis on environmentally friendly business practices and environmental education and donate part of our profits to conservation.

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BAKER ISLAND ACADIA NATIONAL PARK TOUR

Discover. Explore. Learn. 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, Tours on Tues., Wed., Fri., & Sat. at 8:45am. June 12th – Sept. 16th.

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.

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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!

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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 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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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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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.

Resilience Massage, LLC.
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Resilience Massage, LLC.

Welcome to Resilience Massage! Your massage will be customized with the best of techniques to relax, relieve muscle tension and restore pain-free motion. Sessions are enhanced by centering warmth and aromatherapy. Treatment room is peaceful, overlooking wooded beauty. Guaranteed - warm feet on the table! Sessions can be 1, 1.5 or 2 hr in length. Enjoy togetherness with a side-by-side massage made for two. Hot stones, mom-to-be and hydrotherapy for aching hands, ankles and feet available. See www.resiliencemassagellc.com for complete listing of services and rates. Live the difference!

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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.

Additional Resources

ACADIA VACATION PLANNER

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n/a, MA 099999
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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

DOWNEAST SAILING ADVENTURES

PO Box 902
Bar Harbor, ME 04610

HANCOCK POINT KAYAK TOURS

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

IMPROVACADIA

15 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-2503

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND SKATEPARK ASSOCIATION


Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3541

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

Criterion Theatre


35 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor , ME 04609

MDI Tours

151 Frenchman's Hill Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-460-1682