• We’ll be here when you’re ready to travel again

    We’ll be here when you’re ready to travel again

    Updated on 4/22/2020

    One of our core values at Visit Bar Harbor is putting our visitors and community first. During these unprecedented times, the most important thing we can do is be educated about COVID-19 and prepared to do our part in slowing its spread. We understand now is not the best time to talk about travel, but to encourage our community and visitors to practice safe physical distancing.

    What’s happening in Bar Harbor?
    Locally, we have closed the Chamber of Commerce visitor center located at 2 Cottage Street, Acadia National Park is currently closed to visitors and lodging is temporarily suspended through April 30 and all non-essential travel is not recommended during this time. We are keeping a close eye on the developing coronavirus situation. We will continue to do our very best to communicate updates as often as necessary. 

    What if I had a trip planned?
    In the meantime, if you have a visit planned during our suspended lodging period, we're here to help. Most lodging properties - hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts - are waiving change fees for guests who shift their reservation to a later date rather than cancel outright. Many are offering more flexible cancellation policies than usual or even offering new bookings with no cancellation stipulations. We encourage you to contact individual properties to learn about their specific policies. For contact information for individual properties and ongoing updates please visit our website. 

    From us to you. 
    During this time, we promise to keep sharing beautiful photos of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park for future travel inspiration and to help bring a smile to your face. From us to you, stay safe and healthy. We'll be here when you're ready to travel again. #VisitBarHarbor

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    Local corner. 
    At this time we are not encouraging out-of-town visitors, however, if you’re local and looking for an up-to-date list of businesses that are open during the coronavirus pandemic, please go here. Please reach out to us with any questions. Stay healthy and safe.

    Photos by: Margo Paige - The Overseas Escape and Maria Strausbaugh