Mount Desert Island, ME is a true escape for weary travelers, and Bar Harbor is as charming a coastal town as any you’ll find. Whether you’re an outdoor adventure enthusiast or you just want to find a piece of shoreline on which to kick off your shoes and relax, Bar Harbor will delight and surprise you.
Head offshore on a whale watching excursion, or spend the day meandering across the open waters in a sailboat. Climb into a kayak and go for an ocean paddle, or walk the Shore Path for a dryer view of the Pacific. All are great ways to spend your day away from the hotels in Bar Harbour. If that doesn’t take your fancy watch for incoming ferries along the way or at Frenchman Bay -- a perfect way to unwind and catch your breath.
A short drive into the Acadia National Park will reveal peaks and cliffs that beg to be explored, while the park’s many biking paths ensure you’ll always find something new when you venture out. The views from Cadillac Mountain will have you reaching for your camera, while the powerful, booming crash of the waves at Thunder Hole will have your jaw-dropping.
Learn more about the area at the Natural History Center, with guided tours and some of the area’s best birding. Discover why Bar Harbor is sometimes called the “Lobster heart of Maine” at the Oceanarium. Or, if you find yourself hungry for something other than knowledge, there are no shortage of incredible dining options with some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste.
When your journeys bring you to the area, an IHG Bar Harbour hotel ought to be your port of call. With friendly staff, cozy accommodations and affordable rates, you’ll receive the best in value and service all at a price you can afford.