Last updated: 01:45 PM ET, Sat December 19 2020
Photo of a harbour at sunset with anchored fishing boats. Calm water and cloudy sky. Bar Harbor, Maine, Usa (photo via AlbertPego / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

Bar Harbor

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A luxurious and coastal getaway, Bar Harbor invites you to explore its magnificent landscape painted with nature’s pleasures and iconic jewels.  With the Acadia National Park in its backyard, the town is surrounded by such beautiful sights that flow from the bottom of the tranquil lakes to the top of the 1,532-foot Mount Cadillac.  What a delight it would be hear the echoes of falcons twittering in the vast trees and observe the behaviors of the different species of amphibians in their natural habitat.  Bar Harbor is truly a great destination to enjoy nature, adventure, and beauty to the fullest.  So enchanting, the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and other prominent families found refuge in its charm.

Located on Mount Desert Island in Maine, United States, Bar Harbor’s captivating landscape was once a peaceful escape for many artists and scholars.  However, more people are becoming drawn to this unique paradise filled with deluxe accommodations, slightly tucked away from the busy crowds.  Bar Harbor offers an extraordinary experience for tourists who are searching for a peaceful, yet eventful vacation.  From enclosed to alfresco adventures, the town’s magical surroundings beg to be explored.  The museums pay homage to its heritage with exquisite exhibitions from its Wabenaki natives and marine wildlife to the ancient beliefs and civilization.  Enjoy the orange sunset over the sea on the nature cruises, which are highlighted with amazing sights of whales, dolphins, and puffins. Bar Harbor’s maritime is also home to many exotic animals and kayaking adventures.

The town’s shopping experience is an enriching treat for everyone.  Local boutiques and shops are vibrantly draped with treasures specifically found in Maine.  With such a variety of antiquities, there is something for every pocket. Nights are warmed by the sounds of live entertainment coming from the nearby hotspots.  From comedy shows to concerts, Bar Harbor provides a great atmosphere for an intimate outing under the stars.

The foods of Bar Harbor are a cultural event that brings locals and tourists together.  The cuisines are meticulously prepared to enhance your gastronomical experience.  Restaurants are drenched in the mouthwatering scents of seafood, lobster, and many other delicious treats.  Behind every door there is a wide spectrum of digestive specialties, purposely created to delight your taste buds.

Bar Harbor experiences a moist continental climate.  From June to September (warm season) the temperatures average from a high of 77°F to a low of 48°F.  During the months of December to March, the weather fluctuates between a high of 35°F to as low as 10°F.

Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) is the town’s main gateway to the rest of the United States as well as different international destinations.  Sail under the sun and capture views of Bar Harbor’s coast by hopping on board of a local ferry.  The Island Explorer provides tours to various hiking grounds, sites, and beaches.  To navigate through the town at your own pace, car rentals are available.  In addition, the attractions of Bar Harbor are best discovered by hiking along the trails leading to impeccable treasures of natural beauty and wildlife.