Bar Harbor &

Acadia National Park


What to See and Do in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

  • Walk around the town of Bar Harbor - Be sure to stop in to the Little Village Gifts.  The owners are so kind and they have a great selection of souvenirs!
  • Look for Geo Caches
  • Go on a Brewery Tour at Atlantic Brewing Co.
  • Rent Kayaks and kayaking
  • Go on a boat ride and learn about the ocean animals in Maine with Diver Ed’s Dive In - A fantastic boat ride and under sea animal petting opportunity.  We LOVED this!!  Adults (ages 12 to 64) $42  Children (ages 5 to 11) $32   Wee Ones (under 5) $16
    Seniors (65+) $37
  • Visit the Acadia National Park Visitors Center to learn more about Acadia National Park
  • Attend a Park Ranger let activity
  • HIKE - Our Favorite Hikes -
  1. North Ridge Trail for Cadillac Mountain (4.4 miles round trip)
  2. Bubbles Divide (Bubbles Rock Trail)- 1 mile round trip
  3. Sand Beach and Great Head trail – 1.7 miles
  4. Ocean Path – 4 miles
  5. Gorham Mountain Trail – 1.8 miles
  6. Schrooner Head Overlook and Path – 2 miles round trip
  7. Beech Mountain Loop – 1.1 miles round trip
  8. Wonderland - 1.4 miles round trip
  9. Ship Harbor Trail – 1.3 miles round trip
  10. Lighthouse – Bass Harbor Headlight Trail - .2 miles
  11. Beech Cliff Loop Trail - .8 miles round trip
  12. Jordan Pond Path Trail – 3.3 miles round trip
  13. Lunch at Jordan House
  14. Beech Mountain Loop – 1.1 miles round trip
  15. Wonderland - 1.4 miles round trip
  16. Ship Harbor Trail – 1.3 miles round trip
  17. Lighthouse – Bass Harbor Headlight Trail - .2 miles

What the Kids Will Love in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

All of the above and :

  • Walking around Bar Harbor stopping at Little Village Gifts for a souvenir or toy
  • Getting Ice Cream at Alderman's or Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
  • Looking for Geo Caches
  • Tasting Blueberry Soda at Atlantic Brewing Co.
  • Go Kayaking
  • Petting a lobster and star fish at Diver Ed's Dive in
  • Becoming a Junior Park Ranger -
  • Take a Ranger-Guided Boat Cruise - Four different Ranger-Guided Boat Cruises are offered during the season. Touch real sea life brought up from the ocean floor; search for seals, porpoises, and bird life; and explore island life and maritime history. Cruises vary from 2 hours to 4.5 hours.
  • Watch a cool video all about Acadia National Park at Acadia National Park Visitors Center
  • Go for lots of hikes!
  • Walk Sand beach and if it's warm enough go for s swim or build a sand castle
  • Pretend to kick over the giant rock at Bubble Rock

Where to Eat in Maine


Aldelmanns Deli and Grill - Casual walk up window with picnic tables to eat at.  Tons of options.  The fish and shrimp baskets are delicious!  This is a hidden treasure.

West Street Cafe - We loved this restaurant.  Casual, relaxed atmosphere with delicious food.  The seafood was incredible.  Definitely save room for their blueberry pie!!  The kids menu was fantastic.

Galyn's Rstuarant - This is a nicer restaurant.  We ate here on our last night in Maine.  Food was excellent.  Lots of choices.

Side Street Cafe - This is a great family restaurant.  Tons of food options with a fantastic kids menu.

Jordan Pond Restaurant - We had heard good things about this restaurant.  We were sat inside because seating wasn't an option in early June.  The dinner menu is very limited, and not one of us enjoyed our meal.  We also felt that the food was over priced.  The positive, the view is magical.  I recommend going their for lunch or their tea time that has better food options and you will still get a meal by a magical view.