There are lots of fun things to do on the Island. Below are a few suggestions/ideas.

General Information Links

Acadia National Park

Swimming, beaching, hiking, walking, site-seeing. Visit the Park Information Centers to get all the details and locations. The sunrise on top of Cadillac Mountain is especially nice, as it’s the first place it can be seen in the U.S.

Carriage Roads

There are many carriage roads all over the Island, built during the Depression and earlier. Many are in Acadia National Park, but some can be found off of the main highways. You can access a few carriage roads in Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, including Little Long Pond and Day Mountain, in Seal Harbor.



Great swimming lakes include:


Beaches (sandy):

  • Sand Beach in Acadia National Park

  • Seal Harbor Beach in Seal Harbor

  • Echo Lake beach




There are several bicycle rental shops in the commercial district of Bar Harbor. Mountain biking is excellent at Eagle Lake and throughout the carriage roads.

  • Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop: (207) 288-3886

  • Southwest Cycle: (207) 244-585; (800) 244-5856 (toll-free)

  • Acadia Outfitters scooter rentals, Bar Harbor: (207) 288-8118

Canoeing / Kayaking

Where to go:

  • Eagle Lake; Echo Lake; Long Pond; and in the bay at Hulls Cove or Bar Harbor!

  • Canoe rentals may be available at the lakes and in-town Bar Harbor or from the links below:

Boat/Kayak/Canoe Rentals

Kayak Tours


  • Whale Watch boat trips (more info below)

  • Deep Sea Fishing

  • Ferry to Great Cranberry Island (Northeast Harbor)

  • Horse-drawn carriage rides in Seal Harbor (in Acadia National Park)

  • Tea and Popovers at the historical Jordan Pond House

Local Theater:

Bar Harbor Rainy Day Ideas:

Dining Recommendations:

Additional Information

Misc. Rentals

  • Acadia Baby Outfitters (baby gear): (207) 266-3210

  • Ellsworth Rent-a-Center: (207) 667-2700

  • Coast Med Tech (wheel chairs, etc): 800-544-1113

  • Prime Care Medical Supplies (wheel chairs, etc): 207-667-9100

Horseback Riding

  • Double L Stable, P.O. Box 218, Hancock, Maine 04640, (207) 422-3001; Email: llbuckskin@yahoo.com http://www.doublelstable.com

  • Wildwood Riding Stables (horse-drawn carriage rides): (207) 276-3622

Whale Watching Tours

  • Acadian Whale Adventures: Bar Harbor, (207) 288-9800; (888) 533-WALE; info@whalesadventures.com

  • Bar Harbor Whale Watch, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor: (207) 288-2386

Pet Care

  • Acadia Pet Services: 207-276-9398; https://www.facebook.com/acadiapetservices

  • Cat and Tails, Pet Sitter: (207) 244-5792; amy@catandtails.com

  • Parson's Pet Sitting: (207) 669.0017; parsonspetservices@gmail.com

  • Bark Harbor - All kinds of things for your pet

Boat Moorings/Launching

  • Bar Harbor Yacht Club: Commodore Sandy McFarland (207) 288-5760

  • Northeast Harbor: Harbor Master (207) 276-5737

  • Dysart's Great Harbor Marina (207) 244-0117

  • Bar Harbor Boating Company: Somes Sound (207) 276-5838

Vacation Planning/Reference Guides

Local Island Concierge - 207-460-9628