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Bar Harbor

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Bar Harbor is Mount Desert Island's largest community and the home to 1,532-foot Cadillac Mountain—part of neighboring Acadia National Park. You can use Bar Harbor as your home base to explore the park's loop road and historic carriage roads, or to go hiking or rock climbing on Cadillac Mountain.

Bar Harbor Activities

In Bar Harbor itself, you can play golf at a course just outside the park, or go boating or fishing along the town's coastline. You and your family can visit a nature camp, an oceanarium, a zoo or a lumberjack show. You can also sample local craft beers on a brewery tour or shop at a number of boutiques for works made by Maine artists.

Walking Through History

Bar Harbor was New England’s premier summer resort in the 19th century. It was home to the largest hotel in North America and to Millionaires’ Row, a line of summer estates built for America’s richest and most powerful families—including the Rockefellers, the Fords and the Vanderbilts. While many of these estates burned down in a 1947 fire, you can still see some of these homes by walking along West Street. You can also learn more about Bar Harbor's past by visiting the Abbe Museum (which showcases the Wabanaki Indians), the Dorr Museum of Natural History, or the Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum. You can use this Bar Harbor walking map to help you find these and other points of historical interest.

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