Located on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor is your gateway into Acadia National Park. Sitting on the edge of this geologically unique granite intrusion, this colonial town offers both a historic introduction into the park and a practical start to outfitting for Maine's premier coastal adventure.

Top Adventures in Bar Harbor

Walk the Bar Harbor Shore Path

1.21 mi / 30 ft gain

Hike the Bar Island Trail in Acadia NP

1.9 mi / 160 ft gain

Hike up to Cadillac Mountain through the North Ridge Trail

4 mi / 1530 ft gain

HIke the Dorr Mountain Loop via the Tarn Trail

4.75 mi / 1100 ft gain

Hike the Jesup Path & Hemlock Road Loop

1 mi

Summit Dorr Mountain via the Ladder Trail

3.6 mi / 1100 ft gain
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Bar Harbor camping, hotels, and more

Lamoine, Maine

Waterfront Cottage With Deck & Multiple Fireplaces

From $494/night

Sorrento, Maine

Harbor Haven W/ Bay Views, Walk To Town Dock

From $217/night

Sorrento, Maine

Coastal New England Gem | 5 Minute Walk To Harbor

From $77/night

Sorrento, Maine

Coastal Gem W/ Decks Walk To Sorrento Harbor

From $86/night

Sorrento, Maine

Coastal Gem | 2 Unit House | Walk To Harbor

From $151/night

Bar Harbor, Maine

Restored Home W/ Modern Upgrades – Near Acadia

From $264/night

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Why You Should Visit Acadia National Park Anytime This Year

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