Enjoy a Laidback Vacation

Bar Harbor is a small village in Down East, Maine. It sits on the Mount Desert Island, a popular tourist attraction and many tourists visiting the island tend to stay or visit Bar Harbor on their trip as well. The village is small enough to be explored by foot or by renting bicycles. Large automobiles are not recommended inside the village territory.

The village can be accessed by car, bus or through the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport.

Sightseeing

Despite of its small size, the village is lit up with a number of tourist attractions and sightseeing destinations. The Abbe Museum is a wonderful recreational experience for adults and children. It also has shops and galleries that are open to the public in the summer season.

Another educational place to visit in Bar Harbor is the Bar Harbor Historical Society. It is open to the public for most months of the year and offers a deep insight into the history of Maine and Bar Harbor.

Other popular tourist attractions include the Village Green, a park which is ideal to relax and connect with the nature. Families often plan picnics in the Village Green as it is the perfect peaceful environment for a family vacation.

The Sieur de Monts Spring Nature Center and the Asticou Azalea Gardens are two other favorite tourist spots.

Things to Do in Bar Harbor

Exploring the village on foot is the basic activity every tourist visiting does. Other popular activities include golfing in the Kebo Valley Golf Course and the Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf. Bar Harbor also watersports and other water-related activities such as whale watching the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co, paddling and kayaking, boat tours, and sailing with groups like Schooner Margaret Todd and the Acadia Sailing company.

Several trails also exist on the island for hiking owing to its mountainous terrain.

Bar Harbor might be small in terms of its size but it makes an excellent vacation spot to kick back and get a peaceful time away from your daily activities. 

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