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  • Maine’s best-known tourist town, Bar Harbor bustles with activity spring to fall. Most of Mount Desert Island’s stores, restaurants, and hotels are here, and downtown takes on a carnival atmosphere in summer.

    Don’t miss…
    • Crossing the sandbar at the end of Bridge Streer to explore trails that loop around forested Bar Island. Wear a watch: You have about an hour and a half before and after low tide to visit; otherwise, you may get stranded.
    • Seeing a movie at the Criterion Theatre and Arts Center, a well-preserved art deco-style movie house at 35 Cottage Street.
    • Strolling on the 130-year-old Shore Path, a manicured one-mile loop along the shoreline from the town pier to the Bar Harbor Inn to Wayman Lane.
    • Viewing thousands of lobster hatchlings, touching sea creatures, and exploring a salt marsh at the Mount Desert Oceanarium, 1351 State Route 3.
    • Tasting lobster ice cream at Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium, 66 Main Street.
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    Best of Bar Harbor

    On the doorstep of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor offers everything from magnificent vistas to a downtown that bustles in summertime and is serenely quiet in winter.
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Maine’s best-known tourist town, Bar Harbor bustles with activity spring to fall. Most of Mount Desert Island’s stores, restaurants, and hotels are here, and downtown takes on a carnival atmosphere in summer.

Don’t miss…
• Crossing the sandbar at the end of Bridge Streer to explore trails that loop around forested Bar Island. Wear a watch: You have about an hour and a half before and after low tide to visit; otherwise, you may get stranded.
• Seeing a movie at the Criterion Theatre and Arts Center, a well-preserved art deco-style movie house at 35 Cottage Street.
• Strolling on the 130-year-old Shore Path, a manicured one-mile loop along the shoreline from the town pier to the Bar Harbor Inn to Wayman Lane.
• Viewing thousands of lobster hatchlings, touching sea creatures, and exploring a salt marsh at the Mount Desert Oceanarium, 1351 State Route 3.
• Tasting lobster ice cream at Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium, 66 Main Street.


 

Recommendation

Best of Bar Harbor

On the doorstep of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor offers everything from magnificent vistas to a downtown that bustles in summertime and is serenely quiet in winter.

Buy

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