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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.

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Walk the Bar Harbor Shore Path

Bar Harbor, Maine

4.0
1.21 mi / 30 ft gain

Acadia Carriage Road from Bar Harbor to Jordan Pond

Bar Harbor, Maine

25.72 mi / 2123 ft gain

Hike the Bar Island Trail in Acadia NP

Bar Harbor, Maine

5.0
1.9 mi / 160 ft gain

Compass Harbor Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine

0.74 mi / 115 ft gain

Kebo Mountain and Dorr North Ridge Trails

Bar Harbor, Maine

3.35 mi / 1237 ft gain

Stratheden Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine

1.98 mi / 89 ft gain

Duck Brook Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine

2.05 mi / 305 ft gain

Dorr Mountain North Ridge Trail to Gorge Path Loop

Bar Harbor, Maine

3.2 mi / 1165 ft gain

Cadillac Mountain North Ridge and Gorge Path Loop

Bar Harbor, Maine

4.82 mi / 1240 ft gain

Places to stay

Lamoine, Maine

Waterfront Cottage with Deck & Multiple Fireplaces

From $494 / night

Sorrento, Maine

Harbor Haven w/ Bay Views, Walk to Town Dock

From $263 / 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

Guides and stories

Why You Should Visit Acadia National Park Anytime This Year

Chris Mongeau

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