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Bar Harbor
Mansions and majestic hotels serve as reminders of Bar Harbor’s past (in the 19th century, it was a favorite vacation spot of society’s upper crust). Today, visitors kayak, explore Acadia National Park, go bird- or whale-watching, and enjoy salty sea air and sandy beaches.

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Mount Desert Island
Mount Desert Island
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... 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
Attraction type: Islands
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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School
Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School
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... 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
Attraction type: Sports Camps/ Clinics
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Atlantic Climbing School
Atlantic Climbing School
Owner description: Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! Featured in the New York Times! For 19 years Atlantic Climbing School has been the leader in rock climbing instruction and guiding in... more Owner description: Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! Featured in the New York Times! For 19 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
Attraction type: Sports Camps/ Clinics
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Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus
Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus
Attraction type: Transportation
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Ocean Trail
Ocean Trail
Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
Attraction type: Trails
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Mache Bistro
Mache Bistro
Ranked #1 of 116 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price: $17 - $25
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Eclectic
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Town Hill Bistro
Town Hill Bistro
Ranked #2 of 116 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Coffee Hound Coffee Bar
Coffee Hound Coffee Bar
Ranked #3 of 116 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Side Street Cafe
Side Street Cafe
Ranked #4 of 116 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Cafe This Way
Cafe This Way
Ranked #5 of 116 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Holland Inn
Holland Inn
$65 - $175
Ranked #6 of 33 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Hearthside B&B
Hearthside B&B
$70 - $155
Ranked #8 of 33 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Acacia House Inn
Acacia House Inn
$40 - $150
Ranked #10 of 33 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Bayview
4.0 of 5
The Bayview
$155 - $470
Ranked #1 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel
Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel
$79 - $295
Ranked #2 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
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Highbrook Motel
2.0 of 5
Highbrook Motel
$88 - $178
Ranked #5 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Balance Rock Inn
4.5 of 5
Balance Rock Inn
$155 - $635
Ranked #13 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
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Harborside Hotel & Marina
4.5 of 5
Harborside Hotel & Marina
$148 - $379
Ranked #24 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.