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Bar Harbor Area Shopping and Attractions


Cadillac MtnBar Harbor, Maine is known as the Jewel of Mount Desert Island. Like a diamond with many facets, Bar Harbor has layers of history and happenings to explore. From our docks, you can set sail on a schooner, board a whale watch boat, or take a scenic cruise to view lighthouses, seals, and legendary Egg Rock. Walk through the quaint village of Bar Harbor on your own or take a guided tour to learn about this historic seaside settlement.

Bar Harbor’s charm rises above the high watermark to the village streets lined with distinctive shops, great restaurants and art galleries. Bar Harbor is rich in seafaring history; many authentic sites of “Old” Bar Harbor are open for your exploration. Bar Harbor’s event calendar brims with exciting festivals and concerts, plus Summer Stock Theater and comedy to entertain you during your Maine stay.

Shoppers will find all sorts of treasures along the animated town’s streets, and local artists galleries displaying work inspired by the local natural beauty. To venture beyond the downtown, rent a bike or scooter, or paddle a kayak along the 28 miles of coastline that comprise Bar Harbor, Maine.

Bar Harbor Maine Kayak Tour
Aquaterra Adventures
Reservations: 1-877-386-4124
1 West Street Bar Harbor, Maine

We offer a variety of sea kayaking tours with the best licensed Maine Guides and naturalist available in the industry. Our guides travel the globe to keep abreast of the best techniques and methods for teaching what they are passionate about, sea kayaking.

Bar Harbor Whale Watch

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company
Reservations: 207-288-2386 
1 West Street Bar Harbor, Maine

Join us for one of our many adventurous boating tours on the Gulf of Maine. We feature several distinct whale watching, sightseeing, light house and nature trips which sail daily throughout the summer season.

Scenic Flights of Acadia
Scenic Flights of Acadia
Reservations: 207-667-6527 
1044 Bar Harbor Road Trenton, Maine

Experience the island the best way … see it from above!

With Scenic Flights of Acadia, you will gain a unique perspective of Bar Harbor, coastal lighthouses, Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, Somes Sound and more.

Shopping DETAILS
Acadia Shops 45, 85 & 128 Main Street
Acadia Weathervanes & Woodshop Cupolas 1378 State Hwy 102
Argosy Gallery 110 Main Street
Bar Harbor Hemporium 116 Main Street
Bar Harbor Jam Company 1-800-453-0883
Bar Harbor Tea Company Main Street
Bark Harbor 150 Main Street
Bayside Liquors 53 Main Street
Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium 66 Main Street
Cadillac Mountain Sports 26 Cottage Street
Christmas Spirit Shop 80 Main Street
Cool-As-A-Moose 118 Main Street
Fair Trade Winds Firefly Lane
Hannaford's Supermarket 86 Cottage Street
House Wine 227A Main Street
Island Artisans 99 Main Street
Jack's Jewelry 23 & 27 Main Street
Jekyll And Hyde Shop 70 Main Street
Queen Anne's Flower Shop 140 Cottage Street
Sea Of Cotton 19 Cottage Street
Stone Soup 113 Main Street
The Man Store 200 Main Street
Walkin' The Dog 164 Main Street
Window Panes 166 Main Street

Abbe Museum 26 Mt. Desert Street  
Band Concerts – Village Green Mon. & Thur. 8 PM – 9 PM
Barbecues at the Atlantic Brewery Knox Rd. Grill @ Atlantic Brewing Co.
Bike Rentals Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop – 141 Cottage St.
Bike Rentals Acadia Bike – 48 Cottage St.
Bird Watching Down East Nature Tours - 150 Knox Rd.    
Comedy Theatre Improvacadia – 15 Cottage St. 2nd Floor
Cruise – Baker Island Cruise Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. – One West St.
Cruise – Lighthouses Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. – One West St.
Cruise – Nature Cruise Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. – One West St.
Cruise – Lobster Fishing  & Seal Watching Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. – One West St.
Cruise – Whale Watching Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. – One West St.
Cruise – Whale and Puffin Watching Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. – One West St.
Cruise – Lobster Fishing LuLu Lobster Boat Ride – 55 West St.
Cruise – Sea Princess Nature Cruise Departs from Northeast Harbor
Cruise – To Schoodic Peninsula Bar Harbor Ferry
Cruise – Underwater Video Tour Dive-in Theater – COA – 105 Eden St.
Ferry to Cranberry Isles Cranberry Cove Ferry - Southwest Harbor
Fishing – Deep Sea Fishing Bar Harbor Fishing Trips
Fishing – Town Pier, Bar Harbor Downtown Bar Harbor
Flights - Scenic Flights of Acadia Scenic Flights of Acadia - Bar Harbor Airport
Glider & Biplane Rides over MDI Acadia Air Tours – Bar Harbor Airport
Golf – 18 Holes Kebo Valley Golf Course
Golf – Miniature Golf Pirates Cove Miniature Golf
Kayak – 39 Cottage St. National Park Sea Kayak Tours
Kayak – 48 Cottage St. Coastal Kayaking Tours
Kayak – One West St. Aquaterra Adventures
Lobster Hatchery & Salt Marsh Tour Oceanarium & Lobster Hatchery
Lumberjack Show Rt. 3 – Trenton (15 miles from Bar Harbor)
Microbrewery Tour – Knox Rd. Atlantic Brewing Co. - Town Hill
Microbrewery Tour – Downtown Bar Harbor Brewing Co. - Bar Harbor
Movie & Pizza – Downtown Bar Harbor Reel Pizza – 33 Kennebec Place
Movies, live music & performances Criterion Theatre – 35 Cottage St.
Music Concert – See Schedule Bar Harbor Music Festival
Nightlife, music and dancing Carmen Verandah – 119 Main St.
Relax on a Park Bench Agamont Park – near the town pier
Sail on a Friendship Sloop Downeast Friendship Sloop Charters
Sail on the Margaret Todd Downeast Windjammer Cruises
Sail on the Rachael B. Jackson Downeast Sailing Adventures
Scooter Rentals – Holland Ave. Free-Ride Scooters
Tennis – courts open to the public Ball Field – Downtown on Park St.
Theatre – Live professional theatre Acadia Repertory Theatre – Somesville
YMCA – Day Pass Available (Small fee) Track, pool, gym, exercise, rec room
Yoga Classes Yoga At Cattitude – 137 Main St.

The Island Explorer is the best free means of transportation in the area. Be sure to take advantage of it.

The Island Explorer will pick you up in front of the Highbrook and drop you off right in the center of the downtown. This alleviates worrying about finding a parking space.

Shops are generally open 7 days a week during the season (May - October).

If walking around downtown Bar Harbor be sure to check out Bar Island at low tide.

The Shore Path is a must see attraction in Bar Harbor. It is a half mile walk right along Frenchman's Bay.


Bar Harbor Events Schedule