Bar Harbor: Five Fun Things To Do

Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall: Bar Harbor is the place to be no matter what season. Looking for the freshest lobster dinner, why not go out and catch your own. Check out Lulu’s Lobster Boat Ride where you can spend some up close and personal time seeing what it is like to work on a real lobster boat. The cruises are small and last a couple of hours so you can spend some time checking out what life as a fisherman is all about. After your boat cruise head over to the Oceanarium and Lobster Hatchery where you will learn all you could know about Maine lobsters. The guided tours are informational and visitors can also explore a salt marsh with many hands-on exhibits. The kids will love seeing the baby lobsters being hatched right before their eyes. If you are really looking for adventure than you should check out the Acadia Mountain Guide Climbing School where you will find customized climbing instruction based on your skill level all done on the rocks of Acadia. These breathtaking experiences are perfect for the adventure seeking soul. Whether you decide to attend a full or half day session, you will not be disappointed scouring the edges of Acadia’s sea cliffs with competent guides instructing you each step of the way. Another great thing to do while you are in Bar Harbor is to take your bikes and take a ride on the Carriage Trails. These trails weave their way through Acadia National Park. They are well marked, well groomed and make for a great ride whether you spend the day or just a couple of hours exploring, you will become entranced by the views and the fresh ocean air. Finally, if you just want to take a relaxing stroll, I highly recommend you do so by taking a walk on the Shore Path. This gently winding pathway follows the sea edge along the fringe of the busy, tourist filled town. The pathway borders some of Bar Harbor’s privately owned mansions, the rocky coast and some amazing tidal pools. Shore Path is free to the public and is certainly a gem that is hidden from the hustle and bustle of the center of town. Bar Harbor has plenty of fun things to do, come check it out today!