I love to collect seaglass and will be visiting Bar Harbor in July of this year. Are there specific beaches I should visit where seaglass may be more abundant?
Hi we'll be in Bar Harbor during a day cruise stop in late September. Wonder if there are car rental places near the passenger docks??? If not are there tour companies near the docks?? Any ideas?? Thanks.
I will be in Bar Harbor on a cruise stop on Sunday Sept 18 and want to find a bar relatively close to the port that has the NFL package so I can see the Ravens/Steelers gasme.
Hi There! My boyfriend and I are thinking about visiting Bar Harbor for a few days surrounding Columbus Day(Oct. 10th). We'd like to do some hiking in Acadia as well as explore the island in general. Does anyone know if the area tends to get crowded with tourists at that time of year? Would it be smarter to go later in the month? Thank you!
My husband & I are planning to be in Bar Harbor for 3 nights in Sept. I am trying to find a place to stay with the best value. So many places are so expensive. We don't need luxury, but do like water view and clean accommodations, and convenient location.
I will be in Bar Harbor end of september. from there I would like to go to st. martins in new brunswick to kayak the sea caves and hike the bay of fundy trail. it's a long drive (5 hours or so) from bar harbor. if anyone has gone to st. martins, in your opinion, would i be better off going to the moose lake area of maine (less of a drive) and spending time there, or is the st. martins kayaking, fundy trail worth the drive up? i will only be in the area for about a week. thanks.
Hi, my boyfriend and I are taking a cruise and one of our stops is Bar Harbor. We are trying to venture out and take our own tour. We will be docked from 7am to 6pm. Considering our short time frame what sightseeing is most recommended, best place to get lobster, and best tour to take? Thanks!
I see there are two tour operators to Acadia National Park, the Park service seems to have a bus tour, and there's Oli's Trolley. Which is the better tour to take?
Hi, Just lookin' for a great lobster place, not fancy but delicious food.
we've got 5N, 6D to make trip to Maine and possibly add Boston. Pl. advise: 1. Arrive in Portland Sat. 5th July Should we just drive up north closer to Bar Harbor or spend the night in Portland? 2. Spend 2N in Bar Harbor & Arcadia. Hotels/BB to recc? 3. Leave for Boston on 8th July - stay in cape cod area. What's the driving distance/time from Bar harbor/Portland to here? Any hotel to recc? 4. leave Cape Cod for Albany (stay with friend) on 11th July
Hi all, My wife and I will be staying in Bar Harbor May 16th - 20th...this will be our first visit there. I realize that it's early in the season so I'm looking for ideas of things to do. We plan on a trolley and boat tour and we hope to check out Atlantic Brewery. From this site I see that Galyn's, Geddy's, and Rosalies are good places to eat. What about nightlife this time of the year? If anyone has any other ideas or suggestions of places to see or do please let me know. Thanks in advance, jeff
We are planning to visit Acadia at the end of may/early june. I've searched all campground websites, but would love suggestions from others. We would prefer the National Park feel - very woodsy, but I notice there are no showers. Would love oceanfront as well, but having a hard time deciding if oceanfront sites are reservable and private enough, without that paved/grass feeling. Thank you!
What is the season for black flies? We'll be there in October. Thanks.
I need to get from St. John's (Canada) to Bar Harbor. Does anyone know whether there is a bus service connecting them? Thanks!
When taking the CAT to Nova Scotia from Bar Harbor do I need a passport?
I am trying to find the best and fastest way to get from Bar Harbor, to Saint John Canada, well, actually Fundy NP. I mapped it, and came up with a 5!!! hour trip. Can that be? Which road is the best one to take? How long does the border crossing take? Thanks
We will be visiting Bar Harbor next October with friends (they will already be there). We will be flying into Bangor to save money (we think). My question is how to get from Bangor to Bar Harbor quickly and cheaply or should we just pay the extra money to fly into Bar Harbor? We really did not want to impose on our friends since they are already inviting us to their place in Bar Harbor. Does anyone know any transportation possibilities?
If you don't have a car, what do you suggest to get up Cadillac Mountain? The free Explorer Buses don't take that road.
We are thinking of renting scooters to see the park, any advice?
My husband,myself and our 18 month old daughter are planning to visit Acadia this summer. We are looking for a nice place to stay which will be close enough to the park for hiking during the day, close to restaurants for dinner and nice so when she goes to bed around 7pm we can enjoy a nice view. Any ideas? Thanks!
Hi All! I'm very excited because I'm about to propose and want to do it in Maine, and more specifically in Bar Harbor! My girlfriend loves maine but has never been to bar harbor; i have and want to share this with her and propose to her there! What are some great places to stay and eat in Bar harbor? What I'm thinking of is staying at Atlantic Oaks and having a nice lobster dinner there on friday night, then going up early saturday morning to cadillac mountain and proposing as the sun rises. I realized it's going to be a bit cold (we're goind oct 20th), but we'll just bundle up! Any suggestions on what else to see, places to eat, drink, etc. What are good trails to hike up cadillac mountain? Thanks!! Peter
On spur of the moment I decided on a short trip to Bar Harbor (my favorite place on earth) with my greyhound. I booked four night in Eden Motel. I know that the leashed dogs are allowed on trails, but what about boat trips, other activities and outdoor places to eat where I can have her along ? I am an older but active woman. Also did I chose a decent motel? It was one of the few that admitted dogs. I will be grateful for any advice. Sophie
Hi all, Looking to do a 4 day packpacking/hiking trip in Acadia in the beginning of September. Having a difficult time with the planning (i.e. which trails I should hit). If anyone could help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it! Many thanks, Tracey
Bar Harbor Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort has some bad reviews online. At160 per night, is the hotel as run down as I am reading online? Not many other accommodations are available the weekend I am in Bar Harbor.
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Bar Harbor. We travel often, and have both always wanted to visit Maine. We picked Bar Harbor for the simple reason that we wanted somewhere right on the coast with quaint little local bars. Simple pleasures, that's us. LOL. Our goal is to visit small cities or towns where we can get a taste of local small town fun and culture. Is Bar Harbor a right choice for us or does anyone know of another place on the coast that we would enjoy. Also, we would prefer a B&B or small hotel. Any suggestions?
Just booked a week in Bar Harbor (Bar Harbor Motel) for the last week in Sept (23-30th) and could use some advice! While too early for peak, will there still be some nice fall color that time of year? I expect chilly AMs and evenings but how much layering should I plan for during the day? We're planning on doing a lot of hiking in Acadia and have a rough idea trail offerings but how hairy (really) is west Beehive? It's listed as a strenuous but see that quite a lot of people have done it. My other half isn't crazy about heights but he's also handled stuff I didn't think he could if it's not a real serious stretch (I don't think Precipice is a good idea for us). How about recommendations for other fun small towns in the area, or good 1/2 day to several hour-length hikes outside of Acadia? Looking for great out-of-the-way places, and we'll have a car. Which of the nearby islands are best to ferry to, and which ferries are the best deal? The mail boat to the Cranberrys looked interesting....???? Where do the locals go in the area? Would like to avoid the most touristy of almost anything and eat/drink/play where the natives do. We won't be packing anything but jeans and hiking-type clothing so not big on dress codes. Have never been to Maine so I'm pretty excited - thanks for any advice you can throw my way!
hi! my boyfriend and i are planning to take a vacation in bar harbor from may 7-12. is it a good idea or it's too cold for water activities like kayaking and fishing? anybody knows if kayaking rentals are open by that time? i'm looking at edgewater cottage for our lodging, any other suggestions for cottages or cabin? thanks!
My husband and I are planning a vacation to Bar Harbor/Acadia in July. We love visiting our national parks and have yet to get to Maine. I am trying to decide on whether to stay at a cottage outside of Bar Harbor or in a hotel outside or close to Bar Harbor to walk to town. I'd really like a bay or ocean view, just to sit back on our down time and enjoy, but I'm also trying to do this trip a little frugal due to recent unexpected expenses. I don't want to cancel my trip, but thought with some suggestions I could find a reasonable balance to fully enjoy the area and make our visit memorable. I'm not a shopper, so our major expenses would be meals (probably only one main meal a day), hotel/cottage, and perhaps a tour. Most cottages have fees imposed if changed or cancelled, so I want to be sure I'm making the right choice. Any suggestions?
I'd like to stay at the Ullikana Inn in Bar Harbor in October, in room 5 specifically. Is the room worth the detached bathroom (it's across the hall from the room). Any help or tips would be great. Otherwise, Audrey's room would be my next pick.
Dear VTer's, I have been researching Bar Harbor and the town looks great. This coming September I am tak8ing a cruise and will stop off in Bar harbor for only 8hrs. What are the must sees that I can do in that short amount of time? Acardia looks great, but what else. Thanks, Liz