Explore Bar Harbor
About Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor, Maine, located on Mount Desert Island, is one of the most notable destinations on New England's Atlantic Coast. Nestled between Frenchman Bay and Acadia National Park, it is a great place to relax with much to see and do and has become a popular port for several cruise ships. For those who love culture and the arts, the Criterion Theatre features live performances and special events. Bar Harbour, Maine also hosts two music festivals each year. Native American heritage is explored at the Abbe Museum through art, archaeology, historical exhibits and programs. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Bar Harbour, Maine is the place to be. Several businesses in town offer activities such as canoeing, kayaking and rock or ice climbing. Water tours include whale and dolphin watching, lobster boat rides and windjammer cruises. Even transportation beckons adventure. With many sites within walking distance of each other, just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and visit the endless restaurants and shops. Bike rentals are available for longer jaunts in town to follow a trail or make your own route. For more leisurely activities, day spas, golf and a local brew-pub top the list. Only 50 miles from Bangor and 270 miles from Boston, Bar Harbor, Maine is easy to get to by car, plane or ferry and is well worth the trip.