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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! Featured in the New York Times! For 20 years Atlantic Climbing School has been the... more » Owner description: Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! Featured in the New York Times! For 20 years Atlantic Climbing School has been the leader in rock climbing instruction and guiding in Maine. Healthy fun for the whole family! 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'll 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 - at Atlantic Climbing School, WE CLIMB HIGHER. All equipment provided. No experience needed! Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association « less
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: Experience a half-day or full day climb with Maine’s original and most respected climbing school. Acadia Mountain Guides is... more » Owner description: Experience a half-day or full day climb with Maine’s original and most respected climbing school. Acadia Mountain Guides is one of the most sought out leaders of climbing instruction and guide education in the US. We specialize in designing unique, personalized climbing experiences for all ages and abilities on the scenic shores of Acadia and throughout Maine! Join us for a healthy and fun activity that is guaranteed to be a highlight of your vacation.All equipment is provided. Unlike other local seasonal climbing services, guiding is our profession! We guide year round on rock, snow, and ice. 100% of our staff are independently trained and certified above national guiding and medical standards set by the American Mountain Guides Association and the Professional Climbing Instructors Association. AMGCS has the distinction of being the only school in Maine to be dually accredited by both the AMGA and the PCIA. AMG has been under the same consistent ownership since opening in 1993. The owner, Jon Tierney, began guiding in 1983 in Acadia and is one of a handful of Americans to earn the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) guide license. The IFMGA license is the PhD of guiding and requires full AMGA certification as a rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guide. We look forward to meeting you on the rocks! « less
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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Islands
Owner description: Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its beaches, sweeping cliffs and mountains offers... more » Owner description: Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its beaches, sweeping cliffs and mountains offers visitors numerous recreational activities, from hiking, biking and following nature trails to swimming, sailing and kayaking. « less
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Trails
Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #10 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Parks
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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Source for maps, tours and other information about Acadia National Park.
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Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Parks
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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Kebo Valley Golf Club was established in 1888, located in Bar Harbor, Maine it is the 8th oldest golf club in the United... more » Owner description: Kebo Valley Golf Club was established in 1888, located in Bar Harbor, Maine it is the 8th oldest golf club in the United States. The golf course is surrounded by Acadia National Park, and offers majestic views of the mountains of Acadia. This 6,131 yard / Par 70 Classic Herbert Leeds designed golf course will challenge all golfers, while providing spectacular scenery. Ranked 4 Star Golf Digest. Kebo Valley Golf Course is open to the Public. « less
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Ranked #18 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Lighthouses
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Ranked #19 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Natural History Museums
Owner description: The George B. Dorr Museum features dioramas of coastal Maine wildlife and a tide pool tank that houses a variety of live sea... more » Owner description: The George B. Dorr Museum features dioramas of coastal Maine wildlife and a tide pool tank that houses a variety of live sea stars, hermit crabs, snails and other marine creatures for visitors to touch and observe. Our exhibits showcase work by College of the Atlantic students and are fun and educational for all ages. Our Mission Statement: The George B. Dorr Museum promotes student learning in natural history and its role in human ecological study at College of the Atlantic. The Museum fosters student work in collections, educational programming, and exhibitions in order to deepen public understanding of the relationships among the natural, social, and built environments. « less
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Ranked #20 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Abbe Museum shares the history and culture of Maine’s Native people, collectively known as the Wabanaki (Penobscot,... more » Owner description: The Abbe Museum shares the history and culture of Maine’s Native people, collectively known as the Wabanaki (Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac, and Maliseet), and operates from two locations in Bar Harbor. At our downtown location, visitors find dynamic exhibitions and activities interspersed with spaces for quiet reflection. At the Abbe’s historic trailside museum at Sieur de Monts Spring, guests can experience early 20th century archaeological discoveries informed by 21st century science. The downtown Abbe Museum serves guests year-round, while the Sieur de Monts Spring location is open seasonally from mid-May to mid-October. Admission includes both locations. Located in an historic downtown district, we offer clean restrooms, several nearby restaurants and Bar Harbor attractions, and nearby motorcoach parking. Other amenities may be offered with notice. The History of the Abbe Museum: First opened to the public in 1928, the Abbe Museum is named for its founder, Dr. Robert Abbe, an eminent New York physician and beloved summer resident of Bar Harbor. During the 1920s, Dr. Abbe assembled a collection of early Native American artifacts found in the Frenchman Bay area which launched the museum at Sieur de Monts Spring. In 2001, we opened our second facility in a renovated historic landmark in downtown Bar Harbor. Today, the Abbe offers changing exhibitions and a robust programming schedule for all ages. Our museum shop is a destination for unique gifts and art and shipping is offered. « less
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Ranked #21 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Aquariums

The Oceanarium is a unique experience.  Lobstering is the lifeblood of coastal Maine, and (besides growing baby lobsters from eggs to a size that can be released to the sea) the... more »

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Ranked #22 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
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Ranked #23 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #24 of 25 attractions in Bar Harbor
Category: Theaters
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