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Bar Harbor Travel Guide

Bar Harbor lies against Maine's quintessentially craggy coast. Its waterfront is an excellent array of accommodations and restaurants fill the streets and culture is within easy reach.

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Abbe Museum

Abbe Museum

The Smithsonian-affiliated Abbe Museum's mission is to inspire new learning about Maine's native Wabanaki tribes. The museum showcases artifacts, contemporary native art and features a touching Circle of Four Directions contemplative space.

26 Mt Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

 
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National Park Service

Acadia National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi, Acadia may arguably be the East Coast's most scenic. Visit the top of Cadillac Mountain for sunrise, explore scenic overlooks and hit the Jordan Pond House for its legendary popovers with jam.

Mt. Desert Island, ME

 
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Bar Harbor Inn Oceanfront Hotel

Bar Harbor Inn & Spa

Set upon the shore at the head of Frenchman's Bay, this historic inn's storied past will captivate history lovers. More importantly, its prime location, luxury spa and well-appointed rooms will insure a comfortable stay.

1 Newport Dr, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

 
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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Technically part of Acadia, but located just a 30-minute drive from the park, this idyllic light on the edge of Maine's craggy coast is one of Maine's most photographed. Walk the trail to the left for the best -- and most iconic -- photos.

Tremont, Mt. Desert Island, ME

 
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The Bluenose Inn

The Bluenose Inn

Perched on a granite hillside high above Bar Harbor, the Bluenose Inn features exceptional sweeping views of the waterfront and town below. Enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and nightly live piano music in the hotel's Great Room.

90 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

 
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The Harborside Hotel

Harborside Hotel & Spa

Tucked alongside Frenchman's Bay in the heart of Bar Harbor, this seaside retreat's 193 rooms and suites include amenities like marina access, free Wi-Fi and spa services at the Bar Harbor Club. Treat yourself to a room with an outdoor Jacuzzi.

55 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

 
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The Independent Cafe

Owner Tim Rich has set out to make his cafe a community staple, and with excellent cuppas and his affable personality, he's well on the way to success. The cafe even pays mind to the environment by recycling 100% of its used grounds.

164 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

 
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Wonder View Inn

Looking Glass Restaurant

With a location high above Bar Harbor, the Looking Glass Restaurant's sweeping vistas are hard to beat. Grab a sunset cocktail on the outdoor patio to enjoy the views then head inside to enjoy classics like lobster bisque and surf and turf.

50 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

 

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