Acadia Vacation Planner - Activities

A list of things to do, see or watch - from renting kayaks or bikes, to golf, to whale watching, to theaters, to rock climbing, to riding in a glider!
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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
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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 - 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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Island Soaring
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. Island Soaring offers rides in 2 place gliders ranging from 15 minutes to 45 minutes.
Island Soaring offers sight seeing Glider and open cockpit Biplane rides over Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor and surrounding areas. Two can fly together, side by side
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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 depart daily May-Oct 10am & 2pm; 1 hour tours July & Aug. 10am, 11:30am, 2pm & 3:30pm.
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Bar Harbor Whale Watch
1 West St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-9800
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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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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Southwest Harbor
Southwest Harbor, ME
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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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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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. Exciting 2005 summer climbing & adventure summer camps. Open year round.
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Town of Bar Harbor
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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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Bar Harbor Golf Course
Junction Rtes. 3 & 204 (Jordan River Rd)
Trenton, ME
(207) 667-7505
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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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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. 2006 will celebrate our 14th season with a perfect safety record.
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Kebo Valley Golf Club
100 Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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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Acadia 1 Watersports - Kayak RENTAL
1564 Shore Rd
Lamoine, ME 04679
(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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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.