Ultimate Guide to Bar Harbor 4th of July

Photo of the Fourth of July Fireworks in Bar Harbor Maine

Red lobsters, white sails, and the sparkling blue Atlantic. Mount Desert Island already has all the right ingredients for Independence Day celebrations. So whether you’re local or visiting, get ready for countless Bar Harbor 4th of July activities, eats, art and more. Packed with fun events for all ages and at the height of Acadia’s […]

Packing for Bar Harbor

photo of Couple of young hikers with backpacks walk through the forest

Guide to Packing for 3 Days in Bar Harbor, Maine So, you’re planning a Bar Harbor vacation, and you want to know what to bring. Besides being full time residents of Mount Desert Island ourselves, we’ve also welcomed guests from across the country to our slice of coastal, Maine and have plenty of advice on […]

Mount Desert Island Scavenger Hunt: Exploring Acadia & Bar Harbor with Kids

Mount Desert Island may be small, but between the charming town of Bar Harbor and the beautiful landscape of Acadia National Park, it can be tough deciding where to go and what to see, especially if you’ve got youngsters in tow. How do you hit all the best spots around the island, ensure there’s plenty […]

11 Things to Do in Bar Harbor When it Rains

So, your Bar Harbor vacation is approaching and you’ve been diligently (obsessively) checking the weather to make sure you pack appropriately, but the forecast calls for some rain. Even Vacationland can’t guarantee perfect weather, but don’t worry, there are plenty of things to do in Bar Harbor when it rains. Our little island may be […]

Do you have an on-site restaurant at the Bar Harbor Inn?

The Bar Harbor Inn has two exceptional dining locations. The Reading Room offers fine dining with beautiful views of Frenchman Bay and is open for breakfast and dinner daily. Guests enjoy early access to make reservations and are encouraged to book at least 72 hours prior to arriving at the Inn. The Terrace Grille offers casual […]