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Acadia National Park
#1 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
Visiting Bar Harbour area.Return visited this wonderful national after 20 years.Just a great place with wonderful vistas and a full range of out door activities for the whole family and every fitness level.One of...
And for an easy or family friendly stroll I recommend Jordan Pond, Bar Island, and Wonderland Trail.
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Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
#3 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
The guides list this as 'easy to moderate' family ride, and is one of the most popular routes so can be busy but is still peaceful.
The 5.7-mile carriage road around Eagle Lake is perfect for a late-afternoon run, a family bike ride, or a long walk with a dog.
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Mount Desert Island
#2 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
Many thanks to the men who founded this place, the families who donated thousands of acres of pristine land, and the National Park Service for preserving and maintaining it for us to enjoy!
... horse driven carriage rides, tea at the Jordan Pond House, Alpine Lakes, scenic views (sunrise & sunset) from Cadillac Mountain, etc. Children can become Junior Park Rangers by completing certain assigned tasks.
Ocean Trail
#5 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
It's perfect for kids, and could even be maneuvered with a wheelchair.
Very nice and relaxing and safe enough for children to walk around.
Agamont Park
#10 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
Park was full of people coming and going, but it was a pleasure seeing families and people enjoying the view, the paths and the fresh air.
Great for the kids to run around and get their energy out.
Shore Path
#7 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
The view of the ocean is magical!! Great path to get into town or to jog in the mornings!! Very fun for children!!!
A free walking path, great scenery and educational for kids to see all the lobster traps and experience a rising tide while you watch.
Schoodic Peninsula
#4 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
The arts and lobster festival during August are great family fun as well.
This was perfect with our 3 kids (ages 6, 11, and 12).
Frenchman Bay
#6 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
Beautiful views boat rides walking paths concerts dinning casual fresh seafood great for the entire family ,
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Land Bridge to Bar Island
#8 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
The kids loved wading through the tidal pools to see what we could find, little lobsters, different types crabs under rocks, hermit crabs, snails, and the list goes on.
Kids love exploring the shore during low tide and everyone enjoys the short and easy hike up Bar Island.
Village Green
#11 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
Nice central spot in Bar Harbor to sit, relax, lay in the grass, take in the kids running around, families relaxing or in our case, here the local orchestra play a bit before the big 4th of July fireworks show.
You can just sit and have an ice cream or let the kids play..I like to think of it as a great resting place as you can get tired from walking the village of Bar Harbor.You can also meet up with the tour buses that...
Egg Rock Light
#13 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
Mount Desert Island Oceanarium
#17 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
There were lots of kids and families, but there was also plenty to see and do for our family of 3 adults :) Be sure to visit this great Bar Harbor site!
Highly informative experience for the entire family!
Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail
#15 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History
#18 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
Hands-on exhibits (can touch all the pelts, sea creatures, etc.) were fun for adults as well as kids.
The museum is small, the taxidermy is excellent and the explanations are aimed at children and very easy to understand, but still interesting to adults.
Criterion Theater
#19 of 31 things to do in Bar Harbor
We've been going there since we were kids, but it was wonderful to be there again and enjoy the Art Deco style and see how in restoring it, after some hard years, it is still amazing.
This has been my hometown theatre since I was a kid, almost every summer blockbuster of my childhood was seen here, Star Wars (the first one), Aliens, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, And full disclosure, I also volun...