Ideas for Things to Do

There are a huge number of options when considering what to do on your vacation to Bar Harbor, Maine – here are just a few ideas!

Take a local, narrated bus tour around the Island and throughout Acadia National Park.

Drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain and picnic along the way, take pictures and relax.

Visit Bass Harbor Lighthouse, use the walking trails to Ship’s Harbor and Wonderland and visit Seawall Campground, Picnic area and scenic view, all within 5 miles from here

Get out on the water canoeing, sea kayaking, sailing, motor boating or take one of the ferries to Islesford or Great Cranberry Island.

Go whale watching, see puffins and other birds, watch lobstermen fishing in Frenchman Bay, or visit the Oceanarium and learn about the sea-life.

Watch and photograph the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets within minutes from your cottage, from the top of Cadillac mountain, or nearly anywhere on Mount Desert Island!

Join other nature lovers for bird watching tours and Park Ranger trail tours of scenery and wildlife sitings.

Climb a mountains, walk on one of the many carriage roads, or trails througout the Park, stop at the Jordan Pond House and try their amazing tea and popovers overlooking Jordan Pond and Bubble Mountain.

Become a “Friend Of Acadia” and join the hundreds of volunteers who help keep Acadia National Park clean and the maintain the trail system.

Sleep late and awaken to birds singing, the boats humming and all the noises of a working island!

If you need other ideas, try visiting the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce or Acadia National Park Visitor Center.