Apr 16, 2024, 12:20 PM IST

8 Best Things to Do in Bar Harbour

Emily Horn

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1. Explore Acadia National Park 

Just next to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park offers miles of hiking trails, scenic drives (like the Park Loop Road), and breathtaking views from places like Cadillac Mountain. 

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2. Walk the Shore Path

This easy walking trail offers beautiful views of the ocean and the surrounding islands. It's a great way to experience Bar Harbor's natural beauty at a relaxed pace. 

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3. Emerald Isle 

Dedicated to exploring and educating visitors about the Native American heritage of Maine, particularly the Wabanaki tribes, the Abbe Museum is both an educational and cultural experience. 

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4. Go Whale Watching 

Bar Harbor is a prime location for whale watching tours, where you can see humpback whales, fin whales, minke whales, and more during the migration season. 

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5. Kayak in Frenchman Bay 

Rent a kayak or join a guided tour to paddle through the serene waters of Frenchman Bay, offering a unique perspective of the coastline and wildlife. 

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6. Enjoy Fresh Seafood 

Bar Harbor has numerous restaurants that serve fresh local seafood. Lobster, crab, and clam dishes are must-try items when you visit. 

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7. Take a Boat Tour to the Cranberry Islands 

These small islands near Bar Harbor can be visited by taking a short boat ride, offering a quieter, quaint alternative to the mainland with beautiful views and local crafts. 

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8. Bike the Carriage Roads 

The carriage roads in Acadia National Park are closed to motor vehicles and offer a peaceful way to explore the area by bike, with over 50 miles of paved and well-maintained paths. 

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