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One of Maine’s largest ports, Bar Harbor is surrounded by Acadia National Park and located at the edge of the sea. The town is a New England vacation spot beyond compare welcoming visitors from all over the world for more than 150 years.

There are many ways to explore the beauty of this island that the Wabanaki "People of the Dawnland" first discovered centuries ago, so grab your family and head to the park, explore the bay, hike, bike or snowshoe the Carriage Trails, and take in the local festivals. No matter the season, Bar Harbor is the perfect spot to have fun, relax, stay fit, and make great memories.


  • Bar Harbor guests enjoy more than 5,316,000 lobsters every year!

  • Past prominent visitors to the island have included the Astor’s, Rockefellers, Vanderbilt's, Carnegies, and Morgan’s.

  • Cadillac Mountain is a family-friendly hike and the first place to see the sun rise in the continental U.S.


Sarah Gilbert

Interim Town Manager

Alf Anderson

Executive Director, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

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