Reflecting On The Season: Bar Harbor 2013

Reflecting On The Season: Bar Harbor 2013 This time of year brings an odd mix of melancholy and anticipation for me. At the end of October, I close Maples Inn for the season and embark on myriad activities to wind down the season before retreating to my winter life in Chicago. Each year is a… Continue Reading…

Savor Bar Harbor’s Autumn Riches: 10 Ideas To Keep You Happily Occupied

Savor Bar Harbor’s Autumn Riches: 10 Ideas To Keep You Happily Occupied Once the initial bustle of Labor Day wanes, we’re often left with a sense of loss; summer is past, the days are getting shorter, and we’re focused on commitments and task lists rather than carefree summer jaunts. But autumn in Bar Harbor is… Continue Reading…

Celebrate the Night Sky at Acadia

Celebrate the Night Sky at Acadia Whether you favor astronomy or prefer the glow of the city, a star-filled sky is an awe-inspiring sight. Far from city lights, the Milky Way, comets, satellites and a myriad of stars become visible. Bar Harbor is committed to preserving this precious natural resource and even passed an ordinance several years… Continue Reading…

Bar Harbor, Maine – A Foodie Paradise?

Bar Harbor, Maine – A Foodie Paradise Maine: Lobster. Of course there’s a natural connection, and we highly recommend taking in your share of lobster when you visit these parts. This time of year, the lobster is sweet and the shells are not quite as hard, making it a bit easier for lobster rookies to… Continue Reading…

Bar Harbor By Sea

Bar Harbor By Sea Here in Bar Harbor we have breathtaking ocean views all around us, but it’s a little chilly to dive right in to the water … the average water temperature in July is only 60 degrees! We don’t let the cold water get in our way though: there are many opportunities to… Continue Reading…

Relax and Stay A While: 4th Night Half Off

Relax and Stay A While: 4th Night Half Off Downeast Maine is a special place, and Bar Harbor is a treasure not to be rushed. The town of Bar Harbor is located on Mount Desert Island, surrounded by miles of rocky shoreline and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Offering an innumerable variety of outdoor activities as… Continue Reading…

Coastline, Lobster and Art in the Park – Bar Harbor’s Many Riches

Coastline, Lobster and Art in the Park – Bar Harbor’s Many Riches Bar Harbor, Maine offers an outstanding mix of recreational activities to satisfy a variety of individual passions. Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island For the outdoor enthusiast, Acadia National Park offers boundless opportunities for exploration by both land and sea. Comprised of… Continue Reading…

Early Season Birdwatching in Acadia

Early Season Birdwatching in Acadia The Acadia Birding Festival is an event for birdwatchers like no other. In fact, it’s an event like no other even for non-birdwatchers. Truly like stepping into another realm, this Mount Desert Island event celebrates sights and sounds rare in today’s hectic, plugged-in world. This year, the festival takes place May… Continue Reading…

3rd Annual Taste of Bar Harbor: May 16-19, 2013

3rd Annual Taste of Bar Harbor: May 16-19, 2013 Yes, Bar Harbor is a go-to destination for hiking, bicycling, birding and boating, but this weekend, it’s all about the food! The Taste of Bar Harbor is a four-day foodie festival, with delightful and delicious offerings from local restaurants and culinary artisans. Bring your appetite and celebrate Bar Harbor’s… Continue Reading…

Blissful Biking in Acadia National Park – No Cars!

Blissful Biking in Acadia National Park – No Cars! With magnificent vistas of mountains and sea along the 27-mile Park Loop Road and more than 55 miles of packed-gravel carriage trails, Acadia National Park offers visitors a goldmine of natural splendor. Located in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park is one of the top ten… Continue Reading…