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Bass-Harbor is a small fishing village located on the quiet south side of Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park. This quaint seaside community is actually a "village within a town" with both Bass Island and neighboring Bernard being a part of the municipality of the city of Tremont. But, make no mistake, Bass Island is unique unto itself, with winding roads, picture postcard homes and buildings, and its beautiful harbor filled with sailboats and lobster boats and traps. You'll find many photographic opportunities here, including nearby Bass Island Lighthouse. The town of Bar Harbor with all its shopping, entertainment and fine seafood restaurants is just a short drive away. Bass Island is the kind of place that's perfect for daydreaming and to kick back and unwind with a good book or magazine. But for those who are seeking a little more action, there are all of the outdoor recreation opportunities of nearby Acadia National Park. Just a sample of things to do include swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing, hiking, hang gliding, golf, whale watching and nature walks. Local bus tours of the island are available, and ferries regularly leave Bass Island for the outer islands and Nova Scotia.

Surrounding areas: Bernard, Maine (3.1 mi), Swans Island, Maine (3.8 mi), Tremont, Maine (4.0 mi), Seawall, Maine (5.6 mi), Frenchboro, Maine (5.7 mi), Southwest Harbor, Maine (6.3 mi), Northeast Harbor, Maine (7.9 mi)

Bass Harbor Vacation Rentals

Bass Harbor Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bar Harbor Quality Inn40 Kebo StBar Harbor, ME14.9 mi.(207) 288-5403
Wonder View Inn50 Eden StBar Habor, ME15.4 mi.(207) 288-3358
Atlantic Oakes119 Eden StBar Harbor, ME15.6 mi.(207) 288-5801
Best Western InnRR 2 Box 1127Bar Harbor, ME15.7 mi.(207) 288-5823
Fairfield Inn125 Eden StBar Harbor, ME15.7 mi.(207) 288-8983
Fairfield Inn325 Eden StBar Harbor, ME15.7 mi.(207) 288-8883
Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort-bar Harbor123 Eden StBar Harbor, ME15.7 mi.(207) 288-9723
Snell House21 Atlantic AveBar Harbor, ME15.8 mi.(207) 288-8004
Colonial Travelodge321 High StEllsworth, ME23.1 mi.(207) 667-5548
Comfort Inn130 High StEllsworth, ME23.4 mi.(207) 667-1345
Holiday Inn-ellsworth-acadia NTL Park215 High StEllsworth, ME23.4 mi.(207) 667-9341

Bass Harbor Weather & Climate

"Downeast Maine," along the Atlantic Seacoast, has a variable climate that can change quickly at any time. This area, which includes the Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, has four distinct seasons where summer temperatures can range from 45 degrees F to 85 degrees F. Fog is quite common during the summer months, as well, but there is also plenty of sunshine. Spring and fall temperatures vary from 30 degrees F to 70 degrees F. You may also encounter rain in any month, and ice storms are regular in the winter and early spring. The Maine coastal climate is ranked second to only the Pacific Northwest in annual precipitation. Average annual rainfall is 48 inches and average annual snowfall is 61 inches. Snow tends to melt quickly along the coast - more continuous snow can be found inland.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 10°F 5.94 in. 38°F
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. 44°F
May 65°F 42°F 4.53 in. 50°F
June 74°F 51°F 4.10 in. 56°F
July 79°F 57°F 3.38 in. 60°F
August 78°F 56°F 2.93 in. 63°F
September 69°F 48°F 4.42 in. 58°F
October 57°F 38°F 4.86 in. 55°F
November 47°F 28°F 6.42 in. 52°F
December 36°F 16°F 5.81 in. 44°F

Bass Harbor Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located about 17 miles north of Bass Harbor in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located approximately 36 miles west of Bass Harbor in Rockland, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located roughly 47 miles northwest of Bass Harbor in Bangor, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 68 miles northwest of Bass Harbor in Waterville, Maine, and finally the Augusta State airport (AUG) located about 70 miles west of Bass Harbor in Augusta, Maine.

Bass Harbor Attractions

Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME16.6 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME113.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Causeway ClubSouthwest HarborME6.3 mi.
Northeast Harbor Golf ClubNortheast HarborME7.9 mi.
Kebo Valley ClubBar HarborME15.4 mi.
Island Country ClubSunsetME15.8 mi.
Grindstone Neck Golf CourseWinter HarborME19.2 mi.
Bar Harbor Golf CourseEllsworthME20.0 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME24.9 mi.
White Birches Country ClubEllsworthME26.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME33.9 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME101.9 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME105.4 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME110.0 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME115.7 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME116.1 mi.
State Parks
Lamoine State ParkME17.9 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME27.9 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME31.9 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME32.6 mi. 
Owls Head State ParkME33.6 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME36.8 mi.(Art)

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