United States Maine Maine

Bar Harbor

A scenic coastal town in Maine, known for its proximity to Acadia National Park and popular as a summer destination for its lobster and views.

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The gateway to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine is located on Mount Desert Island: the second largest island on the eastern seaboard. The town features picturesque ocean cliffs, rocky beaches, glacier-formed lakes, and all the signature charm of New England. The main draw here the 47,000 acres of wild woodland, rocky beaches, private islands, and dusty pink mountain peaks within Acadia National Park, but there are plenty of charming New England B&Bs, shops, and restaurants in and around Bar Harbor.

laurenmack 1 year ago

With clear night skies, fall foliage, fall festivities, and more, Bar Harbor is one of the most picturesque destinations to melt into this season. Emptier trails left from the summer crowd, explore the magic of autumn through seemingly endless fall foliage at Acadia National Park. Join starry night festivals, experience artsy activities, and indulge in some of Maine’s tastiest cuisine every day. Bar Harbor is a mesmerizing autumn destination perfect for travelers seeking adventure and enchantment.

seeker 2 years ago

A shimmering four-day festival in late September, Acadia Night Sky Festival aims to celebrate and protect Maine’s starry skies. The entire town of Bar Harbor dims their lights and people gather from near and far for music, poetry, good eats, and unobstructed views of the milky way.

leah 2 years ago

The Quaint towns in the charming Hallmark Movies is how I see Bar Harbor, Maine! Enjoy the freshwater beach at Echo Lake or visit Arcadia National Park.

travelwelldunn 3 years ago

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