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Bar Harbor, Maine

Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island and surrounded by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor features some of the most spectacular scenery on the Eastern Seaboard. The rock-bound coast, soaring granite cliffs, majestic mountains and blue waters have attracted the Rockefellers, Astors and Vanderbilts for over 200 years, and continue to enchant visitors today.

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Bar Harbor, Maine

Port of Call

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Explore beautiful Acadia National Park. See Cadillac Mountain and the natural rock formations of Thunder Hole. Journey over bridges to arrive at Jordan Pond House, where you can take in the beautiful scenery of Penobscot Mountain and the Bubble Mountains while enjoying popovers and tea.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • The Asticou Inn offers elegant dining while overlooking the Northeast Harbour.
  • Take a stroll through the Asticou Gardens.
  • Main Street offers quaint shops and boutiques.
  • Enjoy Somes Sound, the only fjord on the east coast.
  • The charming boutiques of Bar Harbour offer local crafts and other gifts.

Sporting Adventures

  • Take the road less travelled by exploring Acadia National Park's many trails on foot or on a mountain bike.
  • Discover miles of protected coastline and the many offshore islands on a sea-kayaking adventure.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Enjoy a true local favourite – a lobster bake with all the trimmings. Maize, potatoes and even blueberry pie often accompany this delicious, casual meal.

Local Currency

The official currency of the United States is the US dollar (USD).

Weather in Bar Harbor, Maine


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 30.1° -1.06°
Average Low 10.5° -11.94°
Mean Temperature 20° -6.67°
Record High 55° 12.78°
Record Low -33° -36.11°
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 3.6 in 9.14 cm

    Before You Visit

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