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Acadia Vacation Planner - MASTER

This is a compilation of all the maps, markers and information. It includes the restaurants, shops, hikes & trails, transportation, entertainment, activities, general points of interest, etc.
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Acadia Bike
48 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-9605 or (800) 526-8615
Acadia Bike features the largest bicycle rental fleet in New England, so you're sure to get the bike you want. Enjoy Acadia's natural wonders as you pedal the car-free carriage roads or Park Loop Road. Our bikes - new each year, most with front suspension - are meticulously maintained and custom-fitted to ensure you'll have a great ride. All sizes, plus tandems, trailers & kids' bikes. Low rates, with discount for advance reservations. Located in downtown Bar Harbor, across from the post office. Open daily at 8am.
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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School
198 Main St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-8186 or (888) 232-9559
Maine's most respected climbing school! Enjoy personalized rock or ice climbing instruction on the scenic seacliffs of Acadia or join us on a regional or international destination trip. All instruction is customized to the needs of individuals, families & groups of any ability. Our guides have world-wide climbing experience spanning three decades and are individually certified by the American Mountain Guide's Association. We guarantee more engaging, comprehensive and safer instruction. Maine's only accredited climbing school. Open year round.
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Bar Harbor Golf Course
Junction Rtes. 3 & 204 (Jordan River Rd)
Trenton, ME
(207) 667-7505
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Kebo Valley Golf Club
100 Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
PHONE :
Tee Times (207) 288-3000
Clubhouse (207) 288-5000
Superintendent (207) 288-2200

Surrounded by the mountains of Acadia National Park, Kebo Valley has been enticing golfers from all over the world for more than 100 years to the challenges of the finest 18 holes of championship golf in Maine. Just minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. Kebo Valley consistently ranks among America's best public golf courses. Expert PGA staff. Private and group lessons. Fully modern clubhouse. Banquets. Lunch served daily 11am-4pm. Open daily spring, summer & fall.
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YOU ARE HERE
Well, not exactly....

There are 3 ways to designate where you will ACTUALLY be staying. To begin, click on [MOVE] below. Then...

IF... you know your STREET ADDRESS & ZIP, enter it in the 1st Box, and click [move] ......... OR .........

IF...you know the LATITUDE / LONGITUDE Coordinates, enter them in the 2nd box and click on [move]. ...... OR ........

IF... you have a GENERAL IDEA where your vacation residence may be, you can :
1) "Shift" the map in any direction using the arrows to the left, then...
2) "Zoom-in" by "sliding" the little white box up / down on the "ladder", then
3) [CLICK] the approximate location.
That should be sufficient to get reasonable results from the program for directions.
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Criterion Theater
35 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3441
The stage has been redone to accommodate a great line-up of live music and theater productions to be held throughout the summer. A full schedule of first run movies will also be shown.

Located in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, the Criterion Theatre first opened its doors on June 6th, 1932. The Criterion was used for vaudeville performances for many years during the heyday of the vaudeville circuit, as well as motion picture exhibition. The acoustics are excellent, and every aspect of the theater was designed specifically for the location.
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Reel Pizza Cinerama
33 Kennebec Pl
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3811
Fun & different... Have a bite and watch a flick.

Their website says "Reel Pizza offers a unique movie-going experience that you won't find anywhere else in the state of Maine. We show quality Hollywood, art, independent, and foreign language films in stereo-surround sound in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Inside as well as fixed theatre seats you'll also find couches and recliners. Not only can you get great popcorn with a variety of toppings and your favorite movie candy but also juice, soda, beer and wine, nachos and fresh-dough pizza. Our gourmet pizza is the best in town and we offer the widest selection of toppings in the area, plus several different sauces and cheeses and a choice of whole wheat or white crust..."
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Grand Theater
165 Main St
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-9500
Wonderful Art Deco theater from the 50's.

Mostly concerts & live entertainment. Some movies
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Acadia National Park - MAP
Bar Harbor, ME
Clicking on the link above will display a map of Acadia National Park
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Bass Harbor Lighthouse
Tremont, ME
Bass Harbor, Maine, is a perfect example of a quaint little fishing village on what is called the "quiet" or "back" side of Mount Desert Island - home of Acadia National Park. It is located on the southwest section of the island, on the opposite side of an inlet from Bernard.
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Downeast Windjammer Cruises
Town Pier
Bar Harbor, ME
(207) 288-4585 or (207) 546-2927
Come enjoy a 1 1/2 to 2 hour windjammer cruise aboard the majestic 151' 4-masted schooner, Margaret Todd. Sail among the islands of Frenchman Bay. Bring your binoculars & keep a look out for bald eagles, seals & porpoise. Help the crew hoist sail or just relax on our spacious decks. We also have 4 hour Deep Sea Fishing Trips on our fishing vessel Katherine.
Bar Harbor Inn Pier, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Acadia National Park - BAR HARBOR ENTRANCE
Eden St / Rte 3
Bar Harbor, ME
Located on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park encompasses over 47,000 acres of granite-domed mountains, woodlands, lakes and ponds, and ocean shoreline. Such diverse habitats create striking scenery and make the park a haven for wildlife and plants.
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Northeast Harbor
Mt. Desert, ME
Over the years, Northeast Harbor, Maine, has become famous as much for its summertime residents as it has for its beautiful and protected harbor full of exclusive yachts and sailing vessels. You may be surprised to hear that its actually not an official township but rather part of the town of Mount Desert which covers 25,699 acres and has an approximate population of 2,109 (per the year 2000 census). Northeast Harbor is located on the southern end of Mount Desert Island at the entrance to Somes Sound - the only fjord on the East coast of the United States.
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Oli's Trolleys
58 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-9899
Allow us to take you on a historical tour of the days gone by & transport you back to the cottage days of Bar Harbor with whimsical tales of a lost era. Then through the highlights of Acadia National Park. Fun for the whole family. We offer 2 1/2 or one hour trolley tours with stops for walks and pictures. Tickets at 1 West St., Harbor Place Bldg. next to Town Pier, or at Oil's Trolley Ice Cream Stop, 58 Cottage St. 2 1/2 hr.tours depart daily May-Oct 10am & 2pm; 1 hour tours July & Aug. 10am, 11:30am, 2pm & 3:30pm.
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Southwest Harbor
20 Village Green Way
Southwest Harbor, ME
(207) 244-9264
Southwest Harbor, Maine, is located at the southwestern entrance to Somes Sound on Mount Desert Island. It is often referred to as the "quiet side" of the island because it has a mellower pace and is an easy distance from the more tourist oriented and busy Bar Harbor, located on the Northeast side of the island. Southwest Harbor has some great shops, galleries and eateries worth checking out. Access to the offshore islands by boat can be found here as well. The approximate population is 1,966 (per year 2000 census) and it encompasses 8,884 acres.

Southwest Harbor, Maine, is also home to some great yacht builders. The Hinckley Company, located just south of the town center on the Manset Shore Road, is world renown for its quality of workmanship. Another, Morris Yachts, Inc., is located on the Clark Point Road.
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Town of Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor,
The Town Pier in Bar Harbor
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Thunder Hole
Park Loop Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Touristy stop, but can be interesting at incoming tide - particularly in stormy weather. Usually good photo opportunities.

No hills / peaks to climb. Stairway down to a viewing area.

Small gift shop in parking lot on right side of Park Loop Rd
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Beehive
Park Loop Rd
Bar Harbor, ME
MODERATE / DIFFICULT - There are 2 trails up to the top of Beehive - 1 is a moderate climb, the other is more DIFFICULT and not recommended for small children - iron rungs on ledges of exposed cliffs. Your party can split at a trail head and meet up with each other at the top. The more DIFFICULT climb is to the RIGHT when the trail splits.

TRAIL STARTS - 100 feet north of Sand Beach Parking Area.

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 0.8 miles (1.3 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 540 ft (165 m)

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Bubble Rock
Park Loop Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
MODERATE - Forest with occasional views, Jordan Pond views.

TRAIL STARTS - Bubble Rock Parking Area.

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 1.0 mile. (1.6 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 872 ft (266 m)
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Gorham Mountain
Park Loop Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
MODERATE - Forest opening to granite ascent. Magnificent views of Sand Beach & Thunder Hole from summit.

TRAIL STARTS - Gorham Mountain Parking Area - a short distance PAST Thunder Hole.

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 1.8 miles (2.9 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 522 ft (159 m)

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Acadia Mountain
Somesville, ME
DIFFICULT - One of the most popular trails, Acadia Mountain is accessed from a parking area along Route 102 about two miles south of Somesville on the way to Southwest harbor on the western side of Mount Desert Island. Rangers frequently lead hikes up Acadia as part of their regular summer programs. The trail goes up and over the summit of Acadia Mountain for a one way distance of about 1 and 1/4 miles and a vertical climb of under 700 feet. Return can be via the fire road along the brook between Acadia and St. Sauveur Mountains, or you can keep going up St. Sauveur and continue down to the parking area at it's base along Route 102 about 1/2 mile south of the Acadia Mountain parking area. Views from Acadia are of Somes Sound and the entrance to Southwest Harbor

TRAILS STARTS - Parking area on Route 102 about two miles south of Somesville

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 2.5 miles (4.0 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 680 ft (207 m)

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Mansell Mountain [peak]
Southwest Harbor, ME
DIFFICULT - Rocky staircase with views of Long Pond.

TRAIL STARTS - South end of Long Pond (near Southwest Harbor).

See MapMarker for :
Mansell Mountain (Perpendicular Trail) TRAILHEAD. Use this for DRIVING DIRECTIONS.

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 2 miles (3.2 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 938 ft (286 m)

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Precipice [trailhead]
Park Loop Road
Bar Harbor, ME
DIFFICULT - Not recommended for small children. Iron rungs and ladders on exposed cliffs, very steep.

Note: Trail is often closed in May - mid-August due to peregrine falcons breeding on the cliffs. - jeff

TRAIL STARTS - Precipice Parking Area.

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 1.6 miles. (2.6 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 1060 ft (323 m)

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Bar Harbor Inn
Newport Drive
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3351
Situated directly on Frenchman Bay near the heart of downtown Bar Harbor Maine and Acadia National Park. The Bar Harbor Inn has 8 acres of lush lawns and gardens with 3 distinctive guest room buildings - embraced by a serene 1/2 mile shore path.

The Terrace Grill is a GREAT place to have a Lobster Bake on a nice sunny day...
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Carmen Verandah
119 Main St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-2766
Carmen Verandah features live music 2-3 nights a week, Bar Harbor's largest dance floor, pool tables, and great food. The open air verandah overlooks the village green and is perfect for lunch, or dinner and then dancing. No covers, just great original blues, rock, funk & jazz. Also featuring Miss Hylies Tuesday Show and great DJ nights. Something happening every night!
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Geddy's
19 Main St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5077
Burgers & Beer - Pizzeria - Bar - Casual Fare.

Can get lively / noisy
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Jordan Pond House
Park Loop Rd
Bar Harbor, ME
(207) 276-3316
AFTERNOON TEA
The tradition of afternoon tea at the Jordan Pond House dates back to the late 1800's. During that era a number of teahouses were established to cater to the growing number of sophisticated summer visitors. Today, Jordan Pond House continues the tradition of afternoon tea featuring our famous popovers and strawberry jam. This unique dining experience, served on the lawn with Jordan Pond and the "Bubbles" as a backdrop, is one we hope all visitors to Acadia National Park will have the opportunity to enjoy.

Luncheon and Dinner served as well.
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Lompoc Cafe
36 Rodick St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-9392
Bocce anyone? Featuring an intimate cafe & bar, a heated outdoor dining room & our world famous bocce garden, the Lompoc is the place to go for lunch, dinner or a unique libation. Locally brewed ales, 15 wines by the glass, specialty cocktails, thin crust pizzas, grilled meats & seafood and stir fried vegetarian & pasta dishes. Live entertainment every weekend. Open 11:30am - 1:00am. Serving lunch & dinner.
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Quarterdeck
1 Main St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-1161
***** NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE *****

Start with a spectacular view of Frenchman Bay and add carefully updated Downeast Maine Seafood Classics: The result is Bar Harbor's truest lobster and seafood dining experience. Dine on our deck or inside our traditionally appointed dining rooms; either way you can watch Bar Harbor lobstermen haul in their daily catch and bring it right to you!
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Rosalie's Pizzeria
46 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5666
Good pizza and Italian fare for Bar Harbor
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Rose Garden Restaurant
90 Eden St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3348
The Rose Garden Restaurant is well known in Bar Harbor, Maine as a fine dining restaurant providing excellent food, wine and service. The cuisine is Contemporary American Regional. The restaurant is a very popular destination for special occasions and for diners looking for a big city restaurant in Bar Harbor.
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KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken
245 High St
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-9026
Kentucky Fried Chicken, pioneered by Colonel Harland Sanders, has grown to become one of the largest quick service food service systems in the world - with more than a billion "finger lickin' good" Kentucky Fried Chicken dinners served annually in more than 80 countries and territories. But success didn't come easily.
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McDonald's
259 High St
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-9631
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Island Artisans
99 Main St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-4214
Island residents creating high quality crafts are the primary feature of this unique gallery which shows the work of over 100 Maine artisans. Weaving, basketry, glass, jewelry, pottery, embossed cards, handspun, printed fabrics... Everything is Handmade in Maine.
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Cool As A Moose
118 Main St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3904
Fun, t-shirt / clothing emporium
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Hannaford's Supermarket [Bar Harbor]
86 Cottage St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3621
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Shaw's Supermarket [Ellsworth]
175 High St
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-2293
Open from 7:00 am til 10:00 pm every day Except Sunday til 9:00 pm
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Bangor International Airport
Godfrey Blvd.
Bangor, ME
(207) 992-4600
Bangor International Airport is your connection to the world and your entry to the heart of Maine. We offer daily non-stop flights to eight major hubs: Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Philadelphia, Minneapolis* and Metro New York’s LaGuardia and Newark airports with easy connections to/from all national and international destinations.

*Seasonal
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Bar Harbor Airport
143 Caruso Dr
Trenton, ME 04605
(207) 667-7329
The Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) is conveniently located half way between the City of Ellsworth and the Town of Bar Harbor. Overlooking Mount Desert Narrows, Frenchman Bay and Mount Desert Island with the prominence of Cadillac Mountain in the background, the airport offers spectacular views. The recreational possibilities within a short distance of the airport are almost unlimited.
With the 46,000 acres of Acadia National Park less than 3 miles from the airport, visitors will certainly find something to enjoy. For ground transportation access, the airport is located just off State Route 3. With scheduled airline services, the airport is the closest commercial service airport to Washington County and Maine’s Downeast coastal country. Modern facilities, state of the art instrument landing systems and a full range of services combine to make Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport a safe and efficient year round airport with a very high rate of reliability.
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CAT Ferry
121 Eden St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3395
***** NO LONGER IN SERVICE *****

The CAT is North America's most amazing car ferry. Offering high speed service between Bar Harbor, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia with a crossing time of just under three hours. Travelling up to highway speeds of 55mph the CAT saves you one day of driving with up to two crossing daily. Carrying up to 900 passengers and 240 passenger vehicles, the CAT is the fastest way to cross the Gulf of Maine.
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Bar Harbor Whale Watch
1 West St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-2386
Join us for an adventurous whale watching trip in the gulf of Maine. We feature several distinct whale watching, sightseeing, light house and nature trips which sail daily throughout the summer season.
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Bar Harbor Bike Shop - 1
141 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3886
From children's tricycles to high-performance off-road and racing bikes, Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop offers the best name brands, the highest quality equipment, and a knowlegeable staff.

The Bar Harbor Bike Shop has served the year-round needs of the recreational and sport bikers on Mount Desert Island for more than 25 years. Local residents and visitors from around the world rent, buy, and ride our bikes

[Another Location in Ellsworth]
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Bar Harbor Bike Shop - 2
193 Main St
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-6886
From children's tricycles to high-performance off-road and racing bikes, Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop offers the best name brands, the highest quality equipment, and a knowlegeable staff.

The Bar Harbor Bike Shop has served the year-round needs of the recreational and sport bikers on Mount Desert Island for more than 25 years. Local residents and visitors from around the world rent, buy, and ride our bikes

[Another Location in Bar Harbor]
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Atlantic Climbing School
67 Main St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-2521
Like most things of quality, Atlantic Climbing School's mission is refreshingly simple : to provide fun, safe and memorable rock climbing experiences to clients of all ages and abilities exclusively in our home territory - Acadia National Park.

This unique area has been our home for over twenty years and we welcome the opportunity to share it with others.
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Coastal Kayaking Tours
48 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-9605
Welcome to Coastal Kayaking Tours, the favorite choice of people who want to go sea kayaking in Maine. Why? Because of our small groups and our personalized, please-the-guest philosophy, and because we have more experience leading sea kayaking trips than anyone else in New England. Best of all, our kayaking trips are just plain fun! We paddle in ultra-stable tandem kayaks (two people to a boat), so the possibility of tipping over is remote.

Over 24 years, we've built our Maine sea kayaking reputation not only on our guides' expertise, but on the small group experience and camaraderie that we provide.
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National Park Sea Kayak Tours
39 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(800) 347-0940
National Park Sea Kayak is dedicated to providing its guests with quality Ecological Sea Kayak Tours primarily on the "western side" of Mount Desert Island.
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Acadia 1 Watersports - Kayak RENTAL
1564 Shore Rd
Lamoine, ME 04605
(888) 786-0676
Since 1985 we have been offering guided sea kayaking tours and kayak equipment rentals in Acadia.

Our perfect safety record reflects our commitment to a proven risk management program that serves our clients well. Acadia 1 Water Sports is a Maine family owned and operated business.
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Main Sail Restaurant
Huntington Pl
Mt Desert, ME 04662
(800) 454-6225
The Kimball Terrace Inn graces the head of the beautiful Northeast Harbor Yacht Marina.

The Main Sail Restaurant, adjacent to the Inn, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week both indoors and on an outdoor deck facing the harbor. Offering the finest beef, poultry and seafood cuisine, the restaurant attracts both residents and vacationers from all over the island. Lobster dinners are always on the menu.
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Dock Sider
14 Sea St
Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
(207) 276-3965
Just before reaching the charming village of Northeast Harbor, there is a side street that goes down to the town's beautiful harbor. This street is where you find the Docksider. The restaurant is a typical Maine seafood shack, with old wooden tables and chairs, nautical items hanging from the walls and ceiling, and a small deck where you can sit outside and enjoy sandwiches, seafood, and ice cream. And the food is wonderful at the Docksider; delectable lobster, tasty crabmeat au gratin, surprisingly great burgers, and delicious fish sandwiches are just a few of the meals you can get at the Docksider. But save room for ice cream, as we at Boston's Hidden Restaurants have included the Docksider on our ice cream stands page, considering it one of the best places for ice cream in New England.
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Seal Cove Farm
202 Partridge Cove Rd / Rte.204
Lamoine, ME 04605
(207) 667-7127
Our farmstead cheeses are handcrafted in the French tradition, using only the milk from the goats on our Maine farm.
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Sand Beach
Park Loop Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
One of the few "sand" (it's actually shell fragments, ground up by the pounding surf over the years) beaches in Acadia region. Keep in mind that if you plan on swimming here, the water temperature rarely gets above 55 degrees - even in mid-August.
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Great Head Trail
Park Loop Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
MODERATE - Granite steps at beginning of trail lead to path that will take you towards the pink granite cliffs. Fairly steep climb at times, there are plenty of places to stop and look back over Sand Beach and Beehive. Once at the top, it's nice stroll along paths and outcroppings.

TRAIL STARTS - at the eastern end of Sand Beach. You can park at Sand Beach and walk across beach to trailhead

ROUNDTRIP - 1.4 miles (2.2 km)
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Scenic Biplane and Glider Rides Over Bar Harbor
968 Bar Harbor Rd/ Rte 3
Trenton, ME 04605
(207)-667-SOAR (667-7627)
Glider rides can provide the passenger with a most serene view of the surrounding coastal area or the adventure of a life time. Scenic Biplane and Glider Rides offers rides in 2 place gliders ranging from 15 minutes to 45 minutes.

We also offer sight seeing open cockpit Biplane rides over Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor and surrounding areas. Two can fly together, side by side.

[Formerly known as "Island Soaring"]
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Island Explorer
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 667-5796
The Island Explorer features eight bus routes linking hotels, inns, and campgrounds with destinations in Acadia National Park and neighboring village centers.
Clean propane-powered vehicles offer Mount Desert Island visitors and residents free transportation to hiking trails, carriage roads, island beaches, and in-town shops.
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Acadia National Park - SCHOODIC ENTRANCE
Winter Harbor, ME 04693
The Schoodic Peninsula area of Acadia is still one of the best-kept secrets in Maine!
You can enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, golf, sailing, bird watching and cross country skiing. If you prefer to relax, pack a picnic and travel to one of the many lakes, ponds or public beaches by the sea.
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Cadillac Mountain - NORTHRIDGE TRAILHEAD
NORTH RIDGE TRAIL : MODERATE - Open ascent, Frenchman Bay views

After turning onto one-way section of Park Loop Road - towards Sand Beach - go little less than 1/2 mile. Look for a small parking turnout on LEFT side of Park Loop Road. Marker for Northridge Trailhead is across the road on RIGHT side of road.

TRAIL STARTS - North Ridge Trail Parking Area on the Park Loop Road.
ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 4.4 miles (7.0 km).
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Cadillac Mountain - SOUTHRIDGE TRAILHEAD
SOUTH RIDGE TRAIL : DIFFICULT - Forest opening to gentle granite ascent.
TRAIL STARTS - Route 3, 100 feet south of entrance to Blackwoods Campground.
ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 7.4 miles. (11.8 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 1528 ft (466 m)
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Mansell Mountain (Perpendicular Trail) - [trailhead]
Long Pond Rd
Southwest Harbor, ME
Use this MapMarker to get DIRECTIONS to Trailhead
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Acadia Region - MASTER
Route 3
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
This is a compilation of all the maps, markers and information. It includes the restaurants, shops, hikes & trails, transportation, entertainment, activities, general points of interest, etc.
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Rupununi
119 Main St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-2886
We have the best Maine seafood and great fish specials everyday. We have pasta, we have steak. We have the best selection of single malt scotch, hard-to-get cigars, microbrews, and wine around.
Even though we have all of the accoutrements of a highbrow restaurant, we welcome families and have a children's menu.

We serve from 11 AM until Midnight every day, and in season there is a late night menu available until the bar closes at 1 AM. Reservations aren't necessary, but are welcome, and are recommended for groups of 6 or more.

You may be wondering, what exactly is "Rupununi?" Rupununi is a river that runs through British Guyana in South America. The proprietor traveled through the area and down the river doing a census of the pink river dolphins that inhabit the Amazon basin for his undergraduate thesis. Don't ask how he ended up in the restaurant business, he isn't sure himself.
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Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
50 Union St
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 664-5311
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is committed to quality accessible health care services provided by dedicated professionals in a caring and competent manner. As a partner in community health and wellness, we are the center of a system of resources combining hospital and outreach programs with a focus on community needs.
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Eastern Maine Medical Center
489 State St
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 973-7000
Eastern Maine Medical Center strives to provide excellent, compassionate primary and specialty healthcare services, and cooperates with others to promote the well being of the people of Maine. Our mission is to care for patients, families, communities, and one another.
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Mt. Desert Island Hospital
10 Wayman Ln
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5081
Mount Desert Island Hospital has served the people of Mount Desert Island and coastal Maine with quality healthcare since 1897. Today we continue to serve by:

providing acute and primary care services, careful stewardship of resources, and a commitment to service excellence.
Mount Desert Island Hospital and its subsidiary, Mount Desert Island Regional Healthcare Corporation, will be an integrated service system partnered with our communities and other health healthcare providers to improve the health of our population. We envision an environment of care that is patient-centered. Our goals are to promote wellness and improve access to care through a community-based health payment plan.
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Acadia Veterinary Hospital
21 Federal St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5733
Hours of Operation:
Day Evening Saturday Hours By Appointment

Category Types:
Veterinary Emergency Services, Veterinary Medicine
Specialties:
Animal Surgery, Animal Medicine, Emergency Services, Pet Foods, Prescription
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Ellsworth Veterinary Hospital
381 State St
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-3437
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Beal's Lobster Pound
182 Clark Point Rd
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
(207) 244-7178
You can watch lobstermen hauling in their catch at this working lobster pound. Lobster, clams, and other seafood make up most of the menu. You can eat your meal outside on the picnic tables. If you want to organize your own lobster bake, you can order the critters to-go.
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Ellsworth Assembly of God
Beechland Rd & Avery Lane
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-8998
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First Baptist Church of Bar Harbor
46 Ledgelawn Ave
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3563
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
231 Main St
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-2342
St. Joseph Parish is a Catholic community of hopeful and loving people, schooled in compassion, who support one another on our journey of faith.
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Christian Science Society
39 Washington St
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-3489
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Bar Harbor Congregational Church
29 Mt Desert St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3280
The Bar Harbor Congregational Church was established on May 20, 1883. The congregation met in the Union Meeting House or "White Church" as it was commonly called. The Town of Eden was incorporated in 1796 and renamed later to the Town of Bar Harbor. A schoolhouse was erected in the village of Bar Harbor about 1820 that was also used by the settlers as a place of worship. When a new schoolhouse was built in 1853, the old schoolhouse was razed and the Union Meeting House was built in its place. All religious denominations used the Union Meeting House until about 1870 when the population of the village of Bar Harbor grew enough to support separate churches. The Congregationalists acquired title to the Union Meeting House and built a granite church on the site in 1888-1889. This church burned in 1942 and was replaced on November 7, 1951 by the present structure that was designed to be similar to the old White Church.
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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
21 Ledgelawn Ave
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3535
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Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
SUMMIT : VERY EASY - Panoramic views of Frenchman Bay.
TRAIL STARTS - Cadillac Summit Parking Lot.
ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - .3-mile loop (0.5-km)


NORTH RIDGE TRAIL : MODERATE - Open ascent, Frenchman Bay views.
TRAIL STARTS - North Ridge Trail Parking Area on the Park Loop Road.
ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 4.4 miles (7.0 km).

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SOUTH RIDGE TRAIL : DIFFICULT - Forest opening to gentle granite ascent.
TRAIL STARTS - Route 3, 100 feet south of entrance to Blackwoods Campground.
ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 7.4 miles. (11.8 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 1528 ft (466 m)

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Acadia Mountain [trailhead]
Mt. Desert,
Parking Area for Acadia Mountain.
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Dorr Mountain - Canon Brook Trail & Ladder Trail [trailhead]
Route 3
Bar Harbor, ME
DIFFICULT - A steady and sometimes steep climb. The Ladder Trail will take you over hundreds of stone steps leading up to the Dorr mountain segment. There are also metal ladders / stairs to take you over the big boulders. At the summit, and along the way, you will have views of Frenchman's Bay, Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor, pink granite rocks, and forests.

This mountain is named for the founder of Acadia National Park.

TRAIL STARTS : Canon Brook parking area off Route 3. This is NOT a well marked trailhead. Look for an opening in the bushes just South of the Tarn on Rte. 3. The mountain is actually northwest of this point.

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE : CANON BROOK TRAIL - 4.8 miles (7.7 km) --- LADDER TRAIL (More Difficult) - 3.5 miles (5.63 km)

SUMMIT : 1,265 feet (386 m)
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Flying Mountain
Flying Mountain is one of the lowest peaks in Acadia, yet it offers some of the best views. It can be climbed as part of a short out-and-back scramble or a longer loop.

This scenic trail over tiny Flying Mountain leaves the east side of the parking area at the Fernald Cove end of the Valley Cove truck road and rises quickly to the summit. It follows the summit ridge north to a point overlooking Valley cove, then descends quickly and steeply through spruce woods. At the edge of Valley Cove, the trail follows the shore north over rock slides and under forbidding Eagle Cliff to end at a junction with the Acadia Mountain Trail at Man O'War Brook.

At Valley Cove, the north terminus of the truck road can be located up the bank about 75 yards south from the water's edge. For an easy return to the Fernald Cove parking area, follow the road south for about 0.5 mi.

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 0.6 miles (0.97 km) [Short Route] --- 4.6 miles (7.4 km) [Longer Route]

SUMMIT - 284 ft. (87 m)
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Flying Mountain [trailhead]
The parking area is at the Fernald Cove end of the Valley Cove truck road.
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Gorham Mountain [trailhead]
ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
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Norumbega Mountain
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Norumbega Mountain [trailhead?]
Rte. 3 / 198
Mt. Desert,
STRENUOUS - Steep ascent wooded summit

TRAIL STARTS - Just north of upper Haddock Pond

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 1 mile (1.6 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 850 ft (259 m)

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Parkman Mountain
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Beech Mountain
MODERATE - These rugged cliffs offer spectacular views of Echo Lake and there's a fire tower at the summit.

TRAIL STARTS : Follow 102 South and take a right onto Pretty Marsh Road. Take a left onto Ripples Road. Ripples Road becomes Beech Hill Road. Follow Beech Hill Road to Beech Mountain.

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE : 1.2 miles (1.9 km)

SUMMIT : 841 ft. (256 m)

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Parkman Mountain [trailhead]
DIFFICULT - From the summit, views of Somes Sound and vistas of Northeast Harbor.

Although the National Park Service has a parking area designated as Parkman Mountain, there is no direct access to the trail(s) leading to the peak of Parkman. If you want to climb Parkman from this direction, continue down Rte. 198 South approx. 1/4 mile and park at the Norumbega parking area on right. Go across the street near the north end of the lot and follow the trail marker there for a few hundred yards. The trail will split, and the trail to Parkman will head off to the left.

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TRAIL STARTS - from Norumbega Trailhead parking lot

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 2.4 mi (3.9 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 940 ft (287 m)

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Beech Mountain - Valley Trail [trailhead]
Parking Area for Beech Mountain - Valley Trail at the southern end of Long Pond

Beech Mountain lies between Echo Lake and Great Pond (Long Pond on some maps). Its summit is easy to reach from either the Beech Cliff parking area or the pumping station area at the foot of Great Pond. Beech Mountain can also be climbed on its southwest flank, beginning at the south end of Great Pond. An added attraction near Beech Mountain is the Beech Cliff-Canada Cliff area just to the east of the Beech Cliff parking area. These rugged cliffs offer spectacular views of Echo Lake. {from Maine Resource Guide}
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Pemetic Mountain
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Beehive [trailhead]
Parking for Beehive on the Loop Rd. or at Sand Beach Lot.

MODERATE / DIFFICULT - There are 2 trails up to the top of Beehive - 1 is a moderate climb, the other is more DIFFICULT and not recommended for small children - iron rungs on ledges of exposed cliffs. Your party can split at a trail head and meet up with each other at the top. The more DIFFICULT climb is to the RIGHT when the trail splits.

TRAIL STARTS - 100 feet north of Sand Beach Parking Area.

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 0.8 miles (1.3 km)
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Pemetic Mountain [trailhead?]
DIFFICULT - Panoramic views of Bubble Pond and Cadillac Mountain to the northeast; Jordon Pond to the west; Eagle Lake to the north; and to the south, great views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Cranberry Islands.

TRAIL STARTS - Bubble Pond Parking Lot

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 2.4 mi (3.8 km)

SUMMIT - 1,247 ft (380 m)

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Bubble Rock [trailhead]
Parking Area for Bubble Rock


MODERATE - Forest with occasional views, Jordan Pond views.

TRAIL STARTS - Bubble Rock Parking Area.

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 1.0 mile. (1.6 km)
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Penobscot Mountain
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Sargent Mountain - Brook Trail [trailhead?]
MODERATELY DIFFICULT - At 1,379 feet, Sargent Mountain is the second highest mountain in Acadia National Park. Taking the Brook Trail and starting from the Norumbega parking lot on Rte. 3, the roundtrip is just over 4 miles . ( Cross over to the east side of Rte. 3 to pick up the trail.)The top portion of the trail is the toughest, but worth the effort. From the summit, you can see the Appalachian Mountains.

TRAIL STARTS - At the Norumbega parking lot on Rte. 3

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 4.2 mile (6.7 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 1,379 ft (420 m)

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Day Mountain
EASY to MODERATE - Views from the top of Seal Harbor, South Ridge of Cadillac and Pemetic Mountain to the north.

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 583 ft.(178 m)

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Dorr Mountain
DIFFICULT - This trail will take you over hundreds of stone steps leading up to the Dorr mountain segment. There are also metal ladders / stairs to take you over the big boulders. At the summit, and along the way, you will have views of Frenchman's Bay, Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor, pink granite rocks, and forests.

This mountain is named for the founder of Acadia National Park.

STARTING POINT - This is NOT a well marked trailhead. Look for an opening in the bushes just South of the Tarn. The trailhead is actually southeast of this point.

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ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 4 miles (6.4 km)

SUMMIT - 1265 ft (386 m)


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Sargent Mountain
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Penobscot Mountain [trailhead]
MODERATELY DIFFICULT - The trail begins on Jordan Pond's southern shore near the boat ramp amid beautiful blueberry bushes. The trail offers views of Eagle Lake, Cranberry Isles, Seal Harbor and Frenchman's Bay. Be sure to check out the stone arch bridge crossing Jordan Stream.

TRAIL STARTS - Southern shore of Jordan Pond

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 3.3 mile (5.3 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 1196 ft (365 m)

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Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf
Rte.3
Bar Harbor, ME
(207) 288-2133
Enter the world of 18th century pirates-- carousing buccaneers, an authentic, full-scale pirate ship, cascading waterfalls and lavish landscaping. Putt your way through mountain caves, over footbridges and under magical waterfalls!

At Pirate's Cove the adventures and legends of infamous pirates come to life in our theme park-like setting. Specifically designed for maximum enjoyment for adults and kids alike, our courses are the perfect setting for family gatherings and group activities.
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All Fired Up
44 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609, US
(207) 288-3130
Our studio provides a comfortable environment for you, your family, and friends to create your own art. Our goal is to give everyone - from 2 to 103 - options to create that special keepsake, that perfect gift, or something for the household. Paint your own pottery, create your own mosaic, stuff your own critter or select one of our art kits for the studio or for fun at home.

Our gallery has some beautiful artwork from local artists and artists we have discovered in our travels.
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Improv Acadia
15 Cottage St - 2nd Floor
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-2503
Our shows are different every night of the week because we improvise every single thing you see. On any given night, you might see a fully improvised musical, a fully improvised one act play, or a fully improvised piece based on the life of an audience member! No two shows are ever alike because every show is inspired from audience suggestions and then created right before your eyes. So you can come back multiple times and never see the same show twice.
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Galyn's Restaurant
17 Main St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-9706
Located near the waterfront in Bar Harbor, Maine, Galyn’s was established by the Leiser family in 1986 with a definitive purpose: to offer fresh, quality foods, affordably priced, and served by a friendly, professional staff in a comfortable atmosphere. Galyn’s features five pleasant dining rooms on the first and second floors, all tastefully adorned with original artwork. Tucked upstairs is the cozy Galley Lounge. Featuring an antique mahogany bar, the pub-like Galley Lounge was created with materials salvaged from local landmarks and estates.

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Acadia Visitor Center - Bar Harbor
Rte. 3
Hulls Cove,
(207) 288-3338
From April 15 through October 31, begin your visit at Hulls Cove Visitor Center, located on Route 3 north of Bar Harbor. Watch a free 15-minute audiovisual program about the park, available in English, French, German, audio description, and captioned. Plan your visit using a three-dimensional map of the island. An audio tour of Acadia and the surrounding area is available for purchase.

Facilities include restrooms, drinking fountains, and a bookstore. Outdoor exhibits provide information about park resources and activities.

Please note that there are 52 steps leading to the visitor center. An accessible entrance is available; follow signs on-site for directions.
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Wildwood Stables
Park Loop Rd.
Seal Harbor, ME
(207) 276-3622
"The most scenic Carriage Tours in America"
One & Two Hour Sightseeing Tours Priced for Families
Grand Acadia Carriage Excursions
Private Carriage Charters
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Miguel's Mexican Restaurant
51 Rodick St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609, US
(207) 288-5117
After several years of different management and name changes, the new owners, as of May 2007, are reprising the original Miguel's menu and prices - and the name.
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Portside Grill
38 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609, US
(207) 288-4086
Brand new restaurant in Bar Harbor as of mid-May, 2007.

From The Bar Harbor Times (May 3, 2007) - "... a focus on fresh seafood, prepared in the Down East tradition but with a contemporary flair... the Portside Grill will offer a comfortable, fun and friendly atmosphere."
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Lighthouses Tour
1 West St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609, US
(207) 288-2386
Visit 5 offshore lighthouse locations and parts of Acadia National Park. Trip is narrated and has plenty of extraordinary photo opportunities.
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Black Friar Inn
10 Summer St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609, US
(207) 288-5091
Gracious. Comfortable. The Black Friar Inn is a uniquely restored Victorian home surrounded by a perennial flower garden. Mantels, bookcases, windows, and finely crafted woodwork from turn- of-the-century "cottages" on Mount Desert Island shape every part of the Inn. Seven romantic guest rooms are tastefully furnished with period antiques and beautifully decorated. Fine linens dress your queen or king-size bed, soft carpets pamper your feet, and each room has a private bath.
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Hunters Beach
Cooksey Rd.
Seal Harbor,
This short .3 mile walk goes thru the forest and follows along side of Hunters Brook down to the ocean. The trail is rough and has a lot of tree roots and stones on the path, so be careful as you hike. Once at the beach, you'll see the effects of constant tides pounding on the "cobble" stones and notice the cliffs to your left overlooking the bold ocean.
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Day Mountain (Trailhead)
EASY to MODERATE - Views from the top of Seal Harbor, South Ridge of Cadillac and Pemetic Mountain to the north.

TRAIL STARTS - Across from Parking area on Champlain rd ( Rte. 3)

ROUNDTRIP DISTANCE - 3.4 miles (5.4 km)

SUMMIT HEIGHT - 583 ft (178 m)

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Precipice
Champlain Mountain
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Bar Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce
1201 Bar Harbor Rd
Trenton, ME 04605
(800) 345-4617
Acadia Welcome Center is the home of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce and serves as a tourist and business information center. We are located on Route 3 in Trenton, Maine just 300 yards before the bridge crossing to Mount Desert Island, Maine and Acadia National Park. All of the more than 2.5 million visitors to Acadia National Park each year must pass directly in front of our door. We have regional access to Mount Desert Island, Ellsworth, Bucksport, and all of Hancock County, Maine; all of "downeast" Maine; and to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada. We have a fully staffed desk year round.
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Acadia Park Kayak Tours
99 Bridge St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 266-1689
Acadia Park Kayak Tours offers ecological sea kayak tours of Frenchman's Bay, the body of water off of the coast of Bar Harbor.
We offer morning, day, sunset, night, and private tours.
We limit our group sizes to six or less, making our groups the smallest in the area.
We place a special emphasis on eco-friendly business practices and donate 5% of profits to ocean conservation charities.
No former kayaking experience is required and all necessary equipment is provided.
All tours are led by a Registered Maine Guide.
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Aquaterra Adventures
1 West St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-0007
Our goal is to provide you with the best possible sea kayaking experience that you could possibly have. We strive to reach this goal by providing you with the best guides, instructors, and equipment in the industry.
Sea kayaking in Bar Harbor area has been rated as some of the best in the world. Our waterfront location and quality staff can’t be surpassed in providing you with the highest level of service that the demanding visitor should be seeking.
We offer a variety of sea kayaking tours with the best licensed Maine Guides and naturalist available in the industry. If you are seeking out quality instruction, you have found what you are looking for. Our instructors travel the globe to keep abreast of the best techniques and methods for teaching what they are passionate about, sea kayaking.