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2, Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
While the natural wonders of Acadia National Park are nearby, a stroll down Bar Harbor’s quaint streets, with its family-run boutiques and shops, can be an adventure as well. In the middle of town, you’ll find the Village Green, with its historic...
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25 Visitor Center Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
There are many ways to explore Acadia National Park, but the 43-kilometer (27-mile) Park Loop Road is a three- to four-hour drive that takes in many of the park’s top sites. It begins at Hulls Cove Visitor Center, where visitors can purchase a CD...
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Park Loop Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Acadia National Park has 200 kilometers (125 miles) of historic trails that allow guests to discover its beauty as hikers have been doing since the 1800s. The seven-kilometer (4.4-mile) Ocean Path starts at the parking lot at Sand Beach and makes...
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Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
John D. Rockefeller Jr. built 72 kilometers (45 miles) of crushed-stone carriage roads between 1913 and 1940. Today, these carriage roads—which are almost 5 meters (16 feet) wide—are still in use, with visitors having the option of hiking, biking...
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27 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Guests can explore Frenchman Bay and the waters that surround Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island with a tour on the 46-meter (151-foot) Margaret Todd, the first four-masted Maine windjammer to work in New England waters in more than half a...
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1351 ME-3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Learn about Maine’s marine life at this private operation, which has a hands-on focus, including at its Discovery Pool Touch Tank. Located along the free Island Explorer bus route, the site includes the Maine Lobster Hatchery, a Maine Lobster...
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1 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.'s 27-meter (90-foot) jet-powered catamaran takes guests past some of Maine’s loveliest lighthouses with narration offering some of the histories of these structures. Egg Rock, Winter Harbor, Baker Island and Great...
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55 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Climb aboard the only tour on a traditional Down East lobster boat. Captain John Nicolai takes guests on a two-hour tour of Frenchman Bay, entertaining them with local history and folk stories. He demonstrates the life of a working Maine...
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1 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Travel some 65 kilometers (40 miles) off the coast of Bar Harbor in a high-speed catamaran to spot humpback, finback and minke whales. These beauties travel to Maine’s cooler waters to feed in the summer. In winter, they head to warmer locations...
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26 Mt Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

The Abbe Museum has two locations that provide an introduction to Maine’s Wabanaki nations—the Abenaki, Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot. Its historic trailside museum at Sieur de Monts Spring inside Acadia National Park...