• Join Us April 8 for the Solar Eclipse in Bar Harbor: Deals, Tips and More!

    Join Us April 8 for the Solar Eclipse in Bar Harbor: Deals, Tips and More!

    Plan Your Bar Harbor Eclipse Experience
    Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Bar Harbor prepares for the 2024 Solar Eclipse on April 8! This celestial event promises a deep partial eclipse with an impressive magnitude of 97% in our area. While spots in the path of totality are filling up fast across Maine, Bar Harbor still offers a chance to witness this cosmic spectacle.
    Visitors to Acadia National Park: Please note that parking is limited and prohibited outside of designated spaces.  Visitors should plan their trip and go to Acadia National Park's website for current information.

    Bar Harbor Eclipse 2024 Highlights: What, When & Where

    • Date: April 8, 2024
    • Time: The partial eclipse will begin around 2:21 p.m. on April 8, with max coverage of the sun’s disk occurring at 3:33 p.m. (Eclipse2024.org)
    • Location: Bar Harbor, Maine
    • Magnitude: 97% totality 
    Where to Stay in Bar Harbor: Eclipse Specials
    • Acadia Wilderness Lodge: Secure your spot for this cosmic event at the yurt village in Tremont. Experience the comforts of a spa surrounded by nature.
    • Bar Harbor Grand Hotel: Enjoy downtown convenience and eclipse magic. Receive complimentary goodie bags with eclipse viewing glasses and celestial treats.
    • Atlantic Oceanside Hotel: Indulge in luxury with ocean views and eclipse-themed fun. Get complimentary goodie bags for safe viewing.
    For more accommodations, visit visitbarharbor.com/stay.

    Some Places To View the Eclipse in Bar Harbor
    • Agamont Park: Experience the eclipse from this scenic waterfront park, offering views of Frenchman Bay. Grab lunch or a snack nearby and make it an eclipse picnic.
    • Village Green: Enjoy the eclipse in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor at Village Green – with benches to accommodate viewers. Pop into a nearby shop to find a little something to commemorate this special event.
    • Bar Island: Accessible during low tide via a natural sandbar, Bar Island provides a unique vantage point to witness the eclipse against the backdrop of the coast. Be sure to keep an eye on the tides so you don’t get stuck! 
    Eclipse Safety Information
    • Wear eclipse glasses while viewing.
    • Stay on paved roads.
    • If hiking, stay on clearly marked trails. Be aware that Acadia National Park’s carriage roads  are closed for mud season. Check here for the latest information on park conditions.
    • Parking is limited within Acadia National Park and is prohibited outside of designated spaces.
    • Ice will not be safe. Stay off lakes that may look frozen.
    • Ask permission to access privately-owned land.
    • Be prepared for unpredictable weather, which could be winter-like.
    • Research your destination and have reservations in place.
    • Be prepared for a high volume of traffic that may cause delays.
    • Have an emergency kit in your vehicle.
    • Do not rely on GPS in rural locations. 

    Whether you are coming for the eclipse or not, there’s so much to do. Plan your trip today!

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