Acadian Boat Tours offers a must-do variety of cruises through the spring, summer and fall seasons!
See puffins in the spring or go on a Sightseeing/Nature cruise, Fishing / Sightseeing in the summer and the Somes Sound Fjord in the fall. All season - something for everyone!
Experience the Island the Best Way - See it from above! Hop aboard a closed cockpit, Cessna 172 aircraft with an experienced Commercial Pilot, who will point out sights you can only view from above. You will gain a unique perspective of Bar Harbor, Coastal Lighthouses, Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, Somes Sound and much more. You may choose from one of our popular flights or custom tailor your own, with prices starting at $46 per person. Reservations are not required, with the exception of our unforgettable Sunset Flights and 'off-season' flights. You may also give the gift of flight with a Gift Certificate. For a different kind of adventure, if you have always wanted to know what it is like to fly an airplane, schedule a Discover Flying Experience'' with one of our Certified Flight Instructors. You can take a 30 60 or 90 minute ''First Flight Lesson''. Just call to schedule or for more information.''
Open May 1 through October 31, 7 days, 10-5. At the Seal Cove Auto Museum you will find a wide variety of antique autos and motorcycles, from an 1899 DeDion Bouton to a 1924 Mercer, with special emphasis on cars from the Brass Era'' (1895-1917). Antique car enthusiasts as well as those who simply enjoy history and cars from the past will delight in the beauty mystery and romance of this unique collection.''
Bar Harbors board sports destination since 2011. SUP is a great way to enjoy the beautiful waters of Mount Desert Island. Come discover why people rave about paddle boarding in Acadia! Offering trips, rentals, lessons, SUP yoga, and SUP fishing.
We offer 2 unique walking tours - one is an evening lantern-led tour showcasing the history and mystery of Bar Harbor, the other is an afternoon historical tour of Bar Harbor's waterfront and maritime background.
Paddle to remote Western Side of Acadia with Professional Maine Guides. Highest Rated Kayak Outfitter in Acadia. Best wildlife sightings: harbor seals osprey porpoise eagles & more. Locally owned/operated with a perfect safety record since 1993.
Rated the #1 activity in Bar Harbor by Tripadvisor 2015! Named BEST OF MAINE by Down East Magazine! For 22 years Atlantic Climbing School has offered world-class rock climbing courses in Acadia National Park. We specialize in creating small, private, courses for families and first-time climbers. Half day and full day courses are available for individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages and ability levels. As Maine's premier rock climbing school we guarantee the best instruction, the most experienced guides and of course, the most rewarding rock climbing experience you will ever have. All of our staff are certified AMGA Instructors and Guides and we are proud to be the only guide service in Maine to have this distinction. In fun, in professional commitment, in everything we do, at Atlantic Climbing School, WE CLIMB HIGHER. All equipment provided, no experience needed. Call us at 207 288 2521 or stop by- we are upstairs at 67 Main St. Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association.
Surrounded by the mountains of Acadia National Park, Kebo Valley has been enticing golfers from all over the world for more than 100 years to the challenges of the finest 18 holes of championship golf in Maine. Just minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. Kebo Valley consistently ranks among America's best public golf courses. Expert PGA staff. Private and group lessons. Fully modern clubhouse. Banquets. Lunch served daily 11am-4pm. Open daily spring, summer & fall. Tee Times 288-3000; Clubhouse 288-5000; Superintendent 288-2200
Looking for a bird tour in Acadia National Park, a nature tour around Mount Desert Island, a kid-friendly outdoor adventure, or a family tide pool exploration on the rocky shores near Bar Harbor? Do you need a map, a field guide, binoculars (to own or rent), or that special nature-related gift or game for someone back home? The Natural History Center is the place for you! Based out of our Bar Harbor nature store, we offer nature and bird tours throughout Acadia National Park, Downeast Maine, and beyond. We are a family run business that enjoys sharing nature, whether leading you on a tour or sharing information while looking over a map. Our tours cater to beginning and advanced nature-lovers, novice and seasoned birders, families, small groups, kids with lots of energy, and people with mobility limitations. Call us to plan a tour that meets your needs and interests. Stop by our shop to browse our selection of natural history books (birds, lichens, dragonflies, and everything in between), binoculars and spotting scopes, nature-activity books for children, or our personal favorite game, Birdopoly!
The only ferry departing from Downtown Bar Harbor!
Enjoy spectacular views as you travel between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor/Schoodic Pennisula.
Upper and lower deck seating as well as an inside, heated cabin area.
*5 trips daily thru Labor Day, then 4 trips daily thru Columbus Day.
Named a Best of New England destination by Yankee magazine in May of 2013 and one of the 50 Things to Do in Maine This Summer by the Bangor Daily News, The Naturalist's Notebook combines nature, science, arts and the frontier of knowledge in fun, engaging installations and activities. The original Notebook exploratorium in Seal Harbor offers three floors of interaction, shopping and learning for all ages. Smaller Naturalist's Notebook Annex spaces have opened on Main St. in Northeast Harbor and (as of Aug. 1) on the town green Bar Harbor. Open 10-5 every day from late June to late October in Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day through late October in Bar Harbor.The Notebook is just a short drive from Bar Harbor or Northeast Harbor. It's a great rainy-day (or sunny day) place for families or anyone who's even slightly curious about the world and the universe.
At ArtWaves, we connect the community with art. A simple concept with boundless opportunity. Art for everyone. Children, high schoolers, summer visitors, seasonal workers, year-round professionals. Working and emerging artists.
Stop by. Take a class. Attend a workshop. Become a member. We need your support to sustain a rich, vibrant and enlivened arts culture on Mt. Desert Island.
We offer a wide array of classes and workshops for the beginner, intermediate, advanced and curious artists in our community.
Drop-in for Figure Drawing
Spend an evening Sipping and Printing (21+)
Try your hand at Sculpting or painting – Plein Air, oil, watercolor, charcoal
Take a class or attend a workshop in monoprinting, fiber arts, stained glass
Bring your little ones to Art for Those Under Three
Send your older kids to get an art studio experience with artists working in a variety of media
Art is for everyone and that includes you!
Check us out at ArtWavesmdi.com
ArtWaves is now located next to the Town Hill Market – 1345 A. Rte. 102, Town Hill -- Bar Harbor.
The mission of the Abbe Museum, Maine’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate, is to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit. The Abbe works closely with the Wabanaki people to share their stories, history, and culture with a broader audience. With a collection of over 50,000 archaeological, historic and contemporary objects, the Museum's collections conservation program is recognized nationally as a model for museums. The Abbe holds the largest and best-documented collection of Maine Native American basketry in any museum.
Historic Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring is open May-October. Admission charged at both locations.
Maine Foodie Tours specializes in providing educational and tasty tours in downtown Bar Harbor! Guests enjoy tasting experiences at local, culinary arts-based businesses from restuarants and pubs to retailers. Tours are limited in size to offer you a
One of the most treasured experiences of coastal Maine. Island Cruises operates out of Bass Harbor on the Southwestern side of Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park. We are a family owned business offering our exclusive Lunch Cruise to the island fishing village of Frenchboro, possibly the most iconic location on the entire coast of Maine. We also offer an afternoon Nature Cruise, narrated by the owner and Captain, which the editors of Yankee Magazine said was the best island tour in all of New England. Genuine, personal and family friendly.
Our fully narrated tours of Bar Harbor and Acadia national Park are a fun, relaxing way to discover the unique treasures of our area. Enjoy our friendly guides’ knowledge and flair for storytelling while you journey past historic landmarks and fantastic scenery. For new visitors and returning guests alike, Oli’s Trolley offers an unforgettable way to explore Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Join us to see why guests say it’s the best tour they have ever taken! For tickets and information visit www.olistrolley.com, call 207 288 9899 or visit us in person at Olis Trolley Gift Shop, 1 West Street Bar Harbor Maine.
Bar Harbor and Acadia's premier sightseer: 2 1/2 hours of the best sights, sounds & stories available with 3 - 15 minute stops in Acadia National Park. Tour includes Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mtn., Park Loop Rd., Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, etc. 50 yrs. of informing & entertaining satisfied customers. Reservations recom. Tours daily 10 & 2. MC/Visa accepted. Open May - Oct. Write to PO Box 603, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 for brochure.
Sharon Joyce is a trainer/educator/chef and studied in Advanced French Cooking and French Pastry at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. In 1981 she opened and operated a catering business and cooking school in Chicago and the Virgin Islands. She has taught various cooking classes including French, American and Cruzan in such locations as Chicago, Bar Harbor, California, and Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. She was fascinated by Maine cooking and the abundance of local foods when she moved to Bar Harbor 25 years ago. The regional cooking of Maine brings together history and the availability of foods. Too much great Maine food to try and not enough time? The Regional Cooking of Maine . Le Cordon Bleu trained chef will explain history and foods of Maine. You will learn history, food facts, techniques and traditional recipes while tasting such favorites as lobster, blueberry muffins, etc. 2 ë_ hr Chowder and Popovers, please ! The meal that Mainers ask for and savor. Learn the Maine historical tradition of chowders and the technique to be successful at making a varieties of perfect popovers. After tasting the Corn chowder and popovers made during the class, you will want to duplicate these recipes at home. 2 1/2 hr. CALL OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A RESERVATION AND INSURE A SPACE 207-288-4523 email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Castine Kayak Adventures We offer customized Sea Kayak explorations and instructional clinics for beginner to experienced kayakers. Our Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides lead visitors on exciting naturalist journeys, exploring sea life, geology and the rich history that pervades beautiful Castine and the waters of Penobscot Bay and beyond. Explore Maine from the water viewing the shoreline from an entirely different perspective. Visit coastal islands, see the changes of the tidal flows while learning the art of kayaking efficiently. We will provide you with top of the line kayaks and paddles along with personalized instruction that will allow you to glide effortlessly along the coast. We depart from the dock at Eaton’s Wharf in Castine Harbor and also offer customized trips to unique locations throughout Downeast Maine.
Daily tours: 9-12 and 1-4, Sunset, Moonlit and Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice 2013 “Best Night Paddle”, Bioluminescent night paddles on Fridays and Saturdays and other nights upon request!
*Camping Trips and special group events.
Call to reserve your adventure: 207-866-3506
Visit our website at : http://www.castinekayak.com/
Adventure Golf-There's really no adventure like Pirate's Cove! Come test your skills on 36 challenging holes and explore the wonderful hideout of Pirates! At Pirate's Cove you putt your way through mountain caves, over foot bridges and under waterfalls. Located just 4 miles from downtown Bar Harbor on Rt. 3. Senior and group rates available upon request. Open mid April-mid Oct. 9am-11pm.
Promotes the study and understanding of the people and history of Mount Desert Island and of history's relevance today. We celebrate the lives of the people, their traditions and the events that have shaped and continue to shape island history.
Spectacular ocean views! Bar Harbors only AAA 4-Diamond hotel and restaurant - elegant and immaculate. 2 guest buildings: Mizzentop: 52 luxury oversized rooms most with fireplaces and private balconies. Stenna Nordica: 45 deluxe rooms with views and common terrace. All have AC, HBO, refrigerators, wireless internet. Indoor/outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzi, steam and fitness rooms. Magnificent Great Room with in-season nightly entertainment. Quiet in-town, 2 min. to Acadia National Park. Value packages include dining and activities. Open May through Oct. Rates: peak season $229 - $549; off season $119 - $309
When you think Maine, you think Lobsters. But what do you really know about lobsters? Today, people are interested in learning how their food came to their dinner table and if it got there in a sustainable way. Enter Captain John and Lobster Talk...
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Relax and rejuvenate at the Bar Harbor Inn Spa. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the perfect relaxing atmosphere to help you de-stress from daily life. Enjoy world class services using natural, sea inspired ingredients in a beautiful setting.
Enjoy an up-close experience with marine life. At the oceanarium at 1351 Route 3 take a guided tour of a salt marsh and the Maine Lobster Museum. At the working lobster hatchery we take you on a fascinating tour to see mother lobsters & baby lobsters & the hatchery process. We also feature a hands on Discovery Pool with lots of local sea life to learn about, have fun and get wet! Group discounts and tours.
Since Northeast Whitewater is the closest rafting and moose tour company to Acadia National Park and the Bar Harbor region, you will want to check out our daily whitewater rafting trips and Maine moose watching tours, in addition to all of our Moosehead Lake area trips, camping and yurts stay we can offer you. We provide personalized half and full day trips in whitewater rafting, moose tours, kayaking, canoeing and waterfall hikes. Call Northeast Whitewater, your Bar Harbor whitewater rafting and moose tour connection today to talk about your Maine vacation trip plans with us! 207-695-0151
Welcome to the most beautiful island in America. You are invited to discover the quiet beauty of Acadia National Park with the same peaceful means of travel as was used by the Penobscot Tribe of the Abenaki Indian Nation. We encourage those who have never canoed or kayaked, as well as those with experience, to get away from it all and enjoy what might be the highlight of your vacation to Acadia National Park. We have the finest equipment available and are happy to assist you with instruction if needed. We ask that you make reservations (8am thru 5pm) to avoid disappointment, particularly during the months of July and August.
People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.
We specialize in private vehicle tours of Acadia National Park, serving groups of 2 to 12 people. Our three-hour Acadia Adventure tour provides an ideal snapshot of the park, covering Ocean Drive, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mountain, Northeast Harbor and Somes Sound. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the out-of-the-way places that large groups miss. We're flexible, and we're fun.
Woodlawn is a 180-acre historic estate located a quarter mile from downtown Ellsworth, Maine. Once home to three generations of the Black family, it is now treasured for its historic house museum, its gardens, and its public park. Visitors can explore a superb historic house, stroll through beautiful gardens, play croquet, hike on pristine trails, and much more. Woodlawn is a must-see while visiting Acadia National Park and Downeast Maine. The historic house is open for tours, May 1 - October 31 and December 1-23. The public park and trails are open year round, free of charge, dawn to dusk. Dogs are welcome on the trails, on leash.