Summer: Bar Harbor is the perfect summer thing to do in Maine. It’s a quaint oceanside town with a great mix of shops, art galleries and restaurants. There are camping, hiking, biking and boating options close by, whale and seal watching cruises, sea kayaking tours and of course the Cat, which is a great way to get to Nova Scotia in a hurry. With so much to do in one area it can be hard to choose something to do. If you love jazz, a great time to visit Bar Harbor is during the Bar Harbor Jazz Festival which is a seven day event in August. The town comes alive with jazz duo’s, vocalists and more doling out this sweet and sultry music. The Village Green is the focal point for the happenings and many of the area restaurants offer dining with live jazz music during the week. Bar Harbor has something to do for everyone! The kids will love the beach and the Mount Desert Island Oceanarium. Your teens will love the Atlantic Climbing School where they can strap on the gear and explore the granite cliff along the coastline. There’s plenty to do for the over 21 crowd with Leary’s Landing Irish Pub, Lompoc Café and Brewpub and Geddy’s. At any one of these, you’ll find a lively crowd, great music and cold drinks to keep you entertained throughout the night! Bar Harbor should be one of your destinations this summer in Maine and with so much to do you may want to plan more than one trip!