Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island

An Island of Adventure.

Scoured by ancient glaciers, the area is home to forests, waterways, peat-lands, and abundant plant and wildlife. The island beckons hiking, biking, and boating of all types, Acadia is nestled into four towns ranging from Bar Harbor—with numerous tour offerings, shops, eateries, and lodgings to Bass Harbor, a quintessential fishing village. Acadia is a premier national park boasting on its 46,000 acres more than 120 miles of hiking trails, an extensive network of carriage roads, and the 27-mile Park Loop Road with turnouts to landmarks like Thunder Hole and majestic Cadillac Mountain.


Towns/Areas of Note

  • Trenton
  • Bar Harbor
  • Seal Harbor
  • Bass Harbor
  • Northeast Harbor
  • Southwest Harbor

Top Things To Do

  • The Abbe Museum (two locations)
  • Downtown Bar Harbor
  • Acadia National Park
  • Seal Cove Auto Museum, Seal Cove
  • Thuya and Asticou Gardens, Northeast Harbor
  • Popovers at Jordan Pond House

Annual Events

  • Bar Harbor Winter Beer Fest, Bar Harbor, January
  • Acadia Birding Festival, MDI, May/June
  • Bar Harbor Music Festival, Bar Harbor, July
  • Native American Festival and Basket Makers Market, Bar Harbor, July
  • Bar Harbor Jazz Festival, Bar Harbor, August
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival, MDI, September
  • Mount Desert Island Marathon, MDI, October