Allow Bar Harbor, Maine to welcome you to its rocky cliffs, serene shorelines, towering mountains, and peaceful lakes. Once a private summer colony for ultra-wealthy elites like the Rockefellers and J.P. Morgan, today this breathtaking island on Frenchman Bay is a getaway open to all. Whether you're planning your vacation around nature and outdoor immersion, shopping, maritime adventures, history and culture, or a bit of everything, Bar Harbor is sure to surprise and enchant.
Bangor flights provide the easiest access to the island, landing about an hour away from Bar Harbor hotels and hot spots. Begin your journey at Acadia National Park, a nearly 50,000-acre expanse of incredible beaches, mountains, and springs. You'll find over 120 miles of hiking trails with stunning views of the landscape and cobblestone shores. The car-free carriage roads are wonderful for walking, horseback riding, biking, and cross-country skiing in winter months. The concierges at any hotels in Bar Harbor Maine should be able to tell you what time low tide will be. When the tide goes out, don't miss the huge sandbar where Bar Harbor gets its name. A number of tours are available to discover whichever aspects of the island most interest you: whale watching, ghost walks, guided bike rides, bird-watching treks, historic excursions exploring 200-year-old structures, and more. This island has so much to offer – take advantage of packages to Bar Harbor to make the most of your stay.
Bar Harbor nightlife buzzes with energy. Follow a concert in the park with cocktails overlooking the Bay at a bar along Bridge Street. Be certain not to miss the succulent Maine lobster. Once you've devoured that delectable dish, there are limitless options for foodies, including fresh fish caught just hours before reaching your plate and locally grown produce from the picturesque farms of Maine.
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