Located on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor is one of the most desirable destinations for visitors seeking scenic views of mountaintops paired with the beautiful coastlines of Maine. Known as the gateway to Acadia National Park, the city resides on the gorgeous Frenchman’s Bay, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Quaint shops, boutiques and restaurants line Main Street. Visitors can take a stroll on Shore Path and watch for whales and other sea life or enjoy local ice cream while watching sailboats in the harbor. In Bar Harbor, access to outdoor adventure is limitless.
Whether this is your first or tenth trip to Mount Desert Island, there are endless opportunities and things to explore.
Watch for Whales – The harbor is a popular feeding ground for whales in the summer. See Humpback, Finback, Right, and Piolot whales along with puffins, dolphins, seals and more. Watch along the shore or schedule a boat tour with local experts.
Kayak – Spend the day on the water to get a closer look at the sea life and a different view of Mount Desert Island.
Eat like a Local – While many visitors come for the lobster, they are surprised by the variety and quality of the coffee, ice cream, baked goods and cuisine offerings from around the world. But don’t forget the lobster!
Shop – Stroll through the charming downtown and step into the local shops. Find selections of locally made watercolors, sweetgrass baskets and gemstone jewelry or pick up some outdoor gear for your Acadia adventure.
Stay at Terramor Outdoor Resort and get the full Maine experience. Spend your nights in our luxury tents and your days exploring the unique landscapes of Mount Desert Island.
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