Island Explorer

Due covid-19 restrictions the 2021 Island Explorer will run with limited capacity and modified routes. Please visit for more information.
Hop on the Island Explorer shuttle bus, departing within 500 feet of the Acadia Inn driveway,  late June through mid October. The Island Explorer is a complimentary shuttle that brings guests to center of downtown Bar Harbor, hang out it town and grab an ice cream or jump on another shuttle to explore Acadia National Park. Shuttle schedules and routes can be found at

Photography Getaway

Gather up your closest friends or colleagues and plan a travel photography workshop. From rocky coastlines to picturesque views, Bar Harbor offers amazing photo opportunities. Hop aboard a cruise and enjoy views of coastal Maine islands, Maine wildlife, and breathtaking lighthouses or take adventure in the park for beautiful landscapes, wildlife and enjoy the sounds […]

MDI Marathon

MAINE’S DESTINATION MARATHON, HALF & RELAY The Mount Desert Island Marathon, Half & Relay is North America’s premier destination road race. The award-winning course features miles of pristine terrain passing tranquil lakes, soaring mountains, sleepy Maine villages, and stunning seaside vistas, all set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Acadia National Park in peak fall foliage […]

Acadia Night Sky Festival

Date and Time Wednesday September 25, 2019 – Sunday September 29, 2019 Location Throughout Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, the Schoodic Peninsula, and beyond. Fees/Administration Most events during the festival are free and open to the public. Please check the schedule of events for specific activities that require registration and/or fees. Join us for […]

Art in the Park

Date and Time Saturday June 15, 2019 & Sunday June 16, 201910:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT Location Village Green, Corner of Main Street and Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor Maine Fees/Administration This event is free to the public. The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce will once again host its’ annual Art in the Park show […]