Adventure, romance, the rock-bound coast and soaring granite cliffs–there is a special mystique to Bar Harbor. Surrounded by Acadia National Park and located at the edge of the sea, we have welcomed visitors for over a hundred years, and now we welcome you, too.
If you're considering a vacation in Maine or planning to travel New England, Bar Harbor should top your list of destinations, as it is truly one of the best places to visit in Maine and New England. Not exactly a well-guarded secret, but not overrun with tourism either, Bar Harbor is a Maine/New England vacation spot beyond compare. And of course one of its many attractions is its close proximity to Acadia National Park—over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, hiking, biking, views and dramatic coastline.
We are sure that you will have experiences in this Maine vacation spot that will become cherished, lifetime memories. Request the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Guidebook to help you plan your island escape and to serve as your companion while on the island. If you are returning to the island, as so many do, welcome back. If this will be your first visit to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, let the adventure begin.