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Bar-Harbor is located in southeast Maine along the Atlantic seacoast. As soon as you near Bar Harbor along the tree lined road that leads into the village, you know you are someplace special. Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island, and surrounded by Acadia National Park, this town that was originally called Eden attracts thousands of visitors annually who come for the spectacular scenery and activities for the whole family. There are miles of trails for hiking in Acadia National Park, along with biking, canoeing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, camping, horseback riding, snorkeling and diving and more. The Shore Path that begins near the town pier and continues for about half a mile along the eastern shore of town, is a hike not to be missed during your visit to Bar Harbor. During the summer season in Bar Harbor there are lots of outdoor festivals, art shows, music, special events and entertainment. Bar Harbor has lodging and dining for every taste and budget, and unique shops and art galleries. There is a charming shopping district in the village center, but also look for boutiques and specialty shops tucked along the side streets and alleys. Other points of interest in Bar Harbor include the Oceanarium, Natural History Museum, Lobster Hatchery and the Whale Watcher, which offers three-hour whale watching cruises. Bar Harbor is known as where "the mountain meets the sea," and was once the playground for the wealthy and famous. Today, visitors of all ages flock to this romantic seaside village to enjoy the quiet natural beauty of this island paradise.

Surrounding areas: Acadia, Maine (5.5 mi), Sorrento, Maine (6.2 mi), Somesville, Maine (6.4 mi), Mount Desert Island, Maine (7.2 mi), Northeast Harbor, Maine (7.5 mi), Winter Harbor, Maine (7.5 mi), Prospect Harbor, Maine (9.2 mi)

Bar Harbor Vacation Rentals

Bar Harbor Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Wonder View Inn50 Eden StBar Habor, ME (207) 288-3358
Atlantic Oakes119 Eden StBar Harbor, ME (207) 288-5801
Bar Harbor Quality Inn40 Kebo StBar Harbor, ME (207) 288-5403
Best Western InnRR 2 Box 1127Bar Harbor, ME (207) 288-5823
Fairfield Inn125 Eden StBar Harbor, ME (207) 288-8983
Fairfield Inn325 Eden StBar Harbor, ME (207) 288-8883
Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort-bar Harbor123 Eden StBar Harbor, ME (207) 288-9723
Snell House21 Atlantic AveBar Harbor, ME (207) 288-8004
Colonial Travelodge321 High StEllsworth, ME14.1 mi.(207) 667-5548
Holiday Inn-ellsworth-acadia NTL Park215 High StEllsworth, ME14.5 mi.(207) 667-9341
Comfort Inn130 High StEllsworth, ME14.6 mi.(207) 667-1345

Bar Harbor Weather & Climate

Southeast Maine , along the Atlantic Seacoast, has a distinct four-season climate. This area, often referred to as "Downeast Maine," includes the Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Visitors are advised to come prepared for a variety of weather conditions in this part of Maine because the climate is highly changeable. Temperatures in summer can range as much as 45 degrees F to 85 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures vary from 30 degrees F to 70 degrees F. You may also encounter fog or rain at any time. The Maine coastal climate is ranked second to only the Pacific Northwest in annual precipitation. This moisture occurs in every form at Acadia National Park. Ice storms are regular in winter and early spring. Average annual rainfall is 48 inches and average annual snowfall is 61 inches.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 10°F 5.94 in. -
February 34°F 13°F 4.52 in. 36°F
March 41°F 22°F 5.46 in. 38°F
April 52°F 32°F 4.93 in. 43°F
May 65°F 42°F 4.53 in. 49°F
June 74°F 51°F 4.10 in. 54°F
July 79°F 57°F 3.38 in. 58°F
August 78°F 56°F 2.93 in. 62°F
September 69°F 48°F 4.42 in. 58°F
October 57°F 38°F 4.86 in. 54°F
November 47°F 28°F 6.42 in. 52°F
December 36°F 16°F 5.81 in. 44°F

Bar Harbor Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located about 8 miles northwest of Bar Harbor, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located approximately 42 miles northwest of Bar Harbor in Bangor, Maine, the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located roughly 49 miles west of Bar Harbor in Rockland, Maine, and finally the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 73 miles west of Bar Harbor in Waterville, Maine.

Bar Harbor Attractions

Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME8.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Kebo Valley ClubBar HarborME 
Grindstone Neck Golf CourseWinter HarborME5.6 mi.
Northeast Harbor Golf ClubNortheast HarborME7.5 mi.
Causeway ClubSouthwest HarborME9.2 mi.
Bar Harbor Golf CourseEllsworthME10.3 mi.
White Birches Country ClubEllsworthME18.4 mi.
Island Country ClubSunsetME27.4 mi.
Lucerne Hills Golf ClubEast HoldenME29.2 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME29.4 mi.
Bucksport Golf ClubBucksportME29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME44.0 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME100.4 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME103.5 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME116.1 mi.
State Parks
Lamoine State ParkME6.0 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME30.1 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME36.2 mi. 
Roque Bluffs State ParkME38.9 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME48.6 mi.(Art)

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