Bar Harbor is truly one of the treasures of Maine and should be on one of your top destinations if planning a trip to the New England area. From specialty shops to a park surrounded with water and evergreen, Bar Harbor has so much to offer.
What to Do:
Specialty Shops, Galleries & Museums: There are many diffierent shops and galleries all over Bar Harbor.
A family owned business, both owners, husband and wife, create their own handcrafted jewelry and pottery. A studio is also on location, where visitors can watch the craftmen go to work! (4 Mount Desert Street, 207.288.3221)
Favorite jewelry shop to many visitors and locals of Bar Harbor. Jack pieces are well constructed, beautifully designed and reasonably priced. (27 Main St, 207.288.3803, www.jacksjewelry.com)
Consists of work done by local artist and is one of the favorite artist shops in Bar Harbor, filled with inovative arts and crafts. (99 Main St, 207.288.4214, www.islandartisans.com)
Bee's Yarns, Sweaters, & Candy
That's right, this shop consists of yarn, sweaters and candy! Known best for it's delicious variety of candy and for outstanding prices (most candy only a penny and a dime at most). (59 Cottage St, 207.288.9046)
Bar Harbor Whale Museum
Walk into Bar Harbor Whale Museum and be wowed by the large skeletons hanging from the ceiling. Is unique, educational, fun and better yet FREE (however accepts donations). Great for both the adults and kids! (52 West Street, 207.288.0288,www.barharborwhalemuseum.org)
Visit Acadia National Park
This park has breathtaking views ocean and outstanding scenery and is known for it's unique blend of ocean and foliage. There are beaches, hikes (day and night), campsites, horseback riding, boating, and more. (Park Loop Rd, 207.288.3338, www.nps.gov/acad)
Coastal Kayaking Tours Inc.
Take a kayake out and explore the coast with the incredible tour guides of Bar Harbor. Bike rides also available. (48 Cottage Street, 207.288.9605)
Reel Pizza Cinerama
What better than having a delicious, homestyle pizza while catching the hottest flick in theatres? Sounds a lot better than just munching on popcorn (even though they have freshly popped popcorn with option of having homestyle butter as well)! Enjoy locally brewed beer at the cinema and yummy desserts provided by Morning Glory Bakery. (33 Kennebec Pl, 207.288.3811)
Lulu Lobster Boat Rides
Enjoy an educational boat ride through Bar Haror with Captain John. Learn not only about lobster, their anatomy and how they are caught, but also about the seals and wildlife that lives in the area. A very fun way to spend a beautiful day in Bar Harbor. (56 West St, 207.288.3136, www.lululobsterboat.com)
Where to Dine:
The Mache Bistro is said to be one of the best resaurants in Bar Harbor. French style cuisine and serves only the finest and freshest seafood and organic meat in town. (135 Cottage Street, 207.288.0447, www.machebistro.com)
Town Hill Bistro
The Town Hill Bistro is also one of the many favorites of Bar Harbor. This quaint restaurant is situated in an old barn that has been refurbished. The cuisine is known for it's creativity and distinct style. 1317 State Highway 102, 207.288.1011)
The Reading Room Restaurant
The Reading Room is known for it's ambiance, delicious cuisine and breathtaking views of the water. The menu consists of outstanding seafood, meats, and desserts. (Bar Harbor Inn, Newport Drive, 207.288.3351, www.barharborinn.com/dining)
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars
A delicious variety of olive oils and vinegars, and not only for taste testing. The people who work here give you wonderful suggestions of pairings, leaving your palet completely satisified. (8 Rodick Pl, 207.801.2580)
The Fathom Restaurant is thought to be one of Bar Harbor's favorites. Known for it's American cuisine with an eclectic flair, this restaurant is sure to satisfy. Dine indoors with one of their fabulous cocktails, or outdoors under the stars. (6 Summer Street, 207.288.9664)
Bar Harbor Lobster Pound
Visiting a Lobster joint is a must when at Bar Harbor, and Lobster Pound is just the right place to check out! The Lobster Pound is a crowd pleaser, and with great prices. (Bar Harbor Lobster Pound, 414 State Hwy 3, 207.266.9314)
For more information on Bar Harbor, Maine please visit the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce at www.barharborinfo.com or call 1.800.345.4617.