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New England: the Northeast Passage
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Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor is located on a picturesque island off Maine’s rocky coast. Granite peaks, beaches, and  forests are only a part of the area’s appeal. In addition to meeting the locals and enjoying the scenery, share your time in Bar Harbor with whales, seals, and puffins.


Acadia National Park, the second most visited National Park in the United States with more than 120 miles of marked trails and seventeen mountains to climb.

To discover Bar Harbor’s history, the island’s Native American heritage, and the Gulf of Maine’s unique eco-systems and species, visit Bar Harbor’s Natural History Museum, which contains more than fifty exhibits of animal life on Mt. Desert Island and the Gulf of Maine.

For a fascinating peek at the life of lobsters, the Oceanarium and Lobster Hatchery and Lobster Museum on Route 3 offers an up-close experience. And don't pass up the opportunity to dive into a REAL Maine lobster luncheon!

A variety of tours are available for all levels of participation—whale watching, nature cruises, kayaking tours, canoeing, and bicycling are offered by ships’ excursions or through local operators.


Bar Harbor’s village center has a charming shopping district along West, Cottage, Mt. Desert, and Main Streets. Don't overlook the shops tucked away on side streets as well as  the stores located along Route 3. The great variety of shops, galleries and boutiques offer a wide selection of unusual and distinctive gifts and mementos. Galleries offer unique crafts, paintings and heirlooms and many "Made in Maine" handcrafted items.

For something different, locally brewed beers from the Atlantic Brewing Company are available at shops as well as restaurants and pubs. Try a Bar Harbor blueberry ale and plan to take some home.

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