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Area Activities & Resources

 

Here on Mount Desert Island, there are many things to do on both land and water. Use the tabs below to explore activities and points of interest as well as local restaurants and area resources.

Acadia 1 Watersports
207-667-2963
888-786-0676
www.kayak1.com

The winds and tides dictate our direction of travel. After a safety talk and paddling lesson we will head out at a leisurely pace, past beautiful islands and rough granite cliffs. This is a trip recommended for all skill levels. Groups meet at Lamoine Beach by appointment only; please call. The total time for a guided half-day tour is four hours. The state of Maine requires the highest standards in the guide industry. Acadia 1 meets and exceeds the standards for Board Certified Registered Maine Guides. We rate a Maine Masters Sea Kayak Guides License. Since 1985.

Acadia Bike Rentals
207-288-9605
800-526-8615
www.acadiabike.com

There’s no better way to experience Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island, Maine, than by bicycling. At Acadia Bike, we have the equipment and expertise to make your biking adventure one you’ll remember for years to come. We have everything you need, whether you plan to pedal on the island’s wonderful carriage roads or plan to take the more heavily used Park Loop Road. Our friendly professionals at Acadia Bike will give you all the advice you need for a great day of bicycling. We’re conveniently located at 48 Cottage Street in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, the gateway to Acadia National Park.

Acadia Deep Sea Fishing
207-244-5385
www.acadiafishingtours.com

Deep Sea Safaris. Combine the best sport fishing Mount Desert Island has to offer along with the spectacular scenery of Acadia National Park. We take you 8-20 miles out of Southwest Harbor where you may catch cod, cunner, cusk, mackerel, sculpin, redfish, and occasionally a wolf fish or a mako shark.

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School
888-232-9559
www.acadiamountainguides.com

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School offers a complete selection of beginner through advanced rock and ice climbing programs in our home area of Acadia National Park. AMGCS also provides instruction and guiding in the White Mountains, Baxter State Park, and in nearby Camden and Clifton, Maine. Whatever your mountain dreams are, AMGCS can help you reach them!

Acadia National Park
207-288-3338
www.nps.gov/acad

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

Atlantic Climbing School
207-288-2521
www.climbacadia.com

Never rock climbed before or only climbed indoors? Looking for a good way to spend a day in Acadia or Camden? These courses are designed for the first-time climber. Our mission is to provide professional, fun and rewarding rock climbing experience for clients of all ages and abilities.

Aquaterra Adventures
207-288-0007
www.facebook.com/AquaterraAdventuresMaine

Sea kayaking in Bar Harbor area has been rated as some of the best in the world. Our waterfront location and quality staff can’t be surpassed in providing you with the highest level of service that the demanding visitor should be seeking. We offer a variety of sea kayaking tours with the best licensed Maine Guides and naturalists available in the industry. If you are seeking out quality instruction, you have found what you are looking for. Our instructors travel the globe to keep abreast of the best techniques and methods for teaching what they are passionate about, sea kayaking.

Baker Island Acadia National Park Tour
207-288-2386
www.barharborwhales.com

Baker Island is one of the highlights of Acadia National Park. Travel aboard the M/V Miss Samantha to Baker Island and land on shore by launch. Join our Acadia National Park naturalist who will provide fascinating stories of human and natural history. On Baker Island, enjoy beautiful vistas, the dance floor rock formation, and the Gilley Farm dating back to 1804. Be sure to bring warm clothes and rain gear.

Bar Harbor Ball Park, Playground, and Wading Pool
www.barharbormaine.gov

Glen Mary Pool – Glen Mary Pool is at 8 Waldron Road. It’s a large wading pool open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting. A parent or other competent person over the age of fourteen (14) years of age MUST accompany children under ten (10) years of age. Please call Bar Harbor Public Works at 288-4681 with any questions. Glen Mary Pool also doubles as an ice rink during the winter.

Park Street Playground – Located on Park Street across from the ball fields, it is open year round.

Athletic Fields – Bar Harbor’s Ball fields are on the corner of Park Street and Main Street We have five fields used by our local sports teams at various times throughout the year.

Town Hill Playground – Located on Route 102 between Camden National Bank and Town Hill Fire Station.

Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop
Sales, Service, Rentals
207-288-3886
www.barharborbike.com

The Bar Harbor Bike Shop has served the year-round needs of the recreational and sport bikers on Mount Desert Island for more than 25 years. Local residents and visitors from around the world rent, buy, and ride our bikes. From children’s tricycles to high-performance off-road and racing bikes, Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop offers the best name brands, the highest quality equipment, and a knowledgeable staff.

The Bar Harbor Club Spa
207-288-5251
www.barharborclub.com

The Bar Harbor Club Spa offers a world of self-indulgence born of privilege. First envisioned by Nelson Rockefeller nearly four generations ago, the stately Tudor-style building continues to serve as the focal point of this Mount Desert Island staple. The Spa’s staff are accomplished, seasoned technicians. Their sole objective is to facilitate (through an extensive menu of therapies and treatments), the total relaxation, absolute comfort and thorough restoration of self for each spa guest.

Bar Harbor Farmer’s Market
www.mdifarmersmarkets.com

Meats, smoked meats and cheeses, dairy products, fish, fruit, preserves, baked goods, fresh pies and desserts, artisan bread, vegetables, including organic, honey, maple syrup, hot pepper products, plants, seedlings and flowers. Check website or Facebook for dates and times.

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company
207-288-2386
www.barharborwhales.com

Let us make your whale watching dreams come true! Join us for one of our many adventurous boating tours on the Gulf of Maine. We feature several distinct whale watching, sightseeing, lighthouse and nature trips, which sail daily throughout the summer season. The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers you a spectacular opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the magnificent mammals of the sea. Come and enjoy a fantastic experience you will never forget.

Bass Harbor Head Light
www.newenglandlighthouses.net

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is the only lighthouse on Mount Desert Island. Currently a private residence for the commander of the local Coast Guard unit, the lighthouse has short trails on either side that provide spectacular views. The lighthouse is located along Route 102A in Bass Harbor, on the west side of Mount Desert Island.

Be A Junior Ranger
207-288-3338
www.nps.gov

When you arrive in Acadia National Park, stop by the visitor center, nature center, or one of the park campgrounds to purchase your junior ranger booklet. There is a booklet for ages 8 and older and another for ages 7 and younger. You will then be ready to begin your junior ranger training! Complete activities in the booklet and attend ranger programs, then take the completed booklet back to the visitor center, nature center, or park campgrounds. A park employee will check your answers, sign your booklet and give you an official Acadia National Park junior ranger patch. You can take it home and show all your friends!!

Camp Beech Cliff
207-244-0365
www.campbeechcliff.org

At Camp Beech Cliff, we focus on the physical, social and emotional development of our campers by engaging them in fun and challenging activities. Our programs are designed around groups of campers becoming friends and mastering challenges together as a team. We also focus on skills-based activities. Throughout the summer, campers have the opportunity to develop progressive skills in nine program areas (such as swimming, visual arts, and nature).

Carriage Trails and Hikes
www.acadiamagic.com

Very Easy: (smooth path over level ground)
Bar Harbor Shore Path, Cadillac Summit, Jordan Pond Nature Trail, Wonderland

Easy: (uneven ground but fairly level)
Bar Island, Most Carriage Roads, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, Schooner Head Trail, Ocean Path

Moderate: (some steep grades, some level stretches)
Beech Mountain Trail, Bowl Trail, Bubble Rock Trail, Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail, Champlain Mountain – Bear Brook Trail, Gorham Mountain Trail, Great Head Trail, Jordan Pond Shore Trail

Strenuous: (steep grades, many steady climbs)
Acadia Mountain Trail, Beehive Trail, Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail, Champlain Mountain – Beachcroft Trail, Dorr Mountain, Mansell Mountain, Norumbega Mountain – Goat Trail, Pemetic Mountain Trail, Precipice Trail

College of the Atlantic Summer Programs
207-288-5015
www.coa.edu

Summer Field Studies is a day camp program designed for young people entering first through twelfth grades. Our goal is to help participants increase their awareness and appreciation of the natural environment through a variety of hands-on activities. Participants work in small groups of 12 (with a teacher to student ratio of 1:6). By fostering an atmosphere of community and cooperation, we hope to encourage a sense of belonging and sensitivity toward our environment. Groups are led by qualified environmental educators. The leadership, experience, and knowledge of the staff create a safe and caring learning environment.

Diver Ed’s Dive-In Theatre
207-288-DIVE (3483)
www.divered.com

The Dive-In Theater adventure begins with a pleasant cruise to nearby Frenchman Bay. As you steam toward some of the bay’s most interesting dive spots, Diver Ed points out and discusses the surrounding wildlife. Once there, you and your kids help him suit up, and then push him overboard! As Diver Ed heads for the bottom, the boat turns into a mini-theater with LCD projector. While Ed’s assistant narrates topside, deep down below, Ed maneuvers his underwater video camera to capture live footage of the creatures that dwell at the bottom of the bay. You can even talk to Diver Ed while he’s underwater! Just before surfacing, Diver Ed manages to collect up dozens of deep-sea surprises to bring back to the boat for you and your family to experience first hand! As he tells you all sorts of fascinating facts about these amazing critters, you and your kids get to see them up close, even handle them! Afterward, all the creatures are returned safely to the bay, and you steam back to the dock having experienced one of the most fun and interesting adventures Maine has to offer! Two trips each week are led by an Acadia National Park Ranger.

Down East Nature Tours
207-288-8128
www.downeastnaturetours.com

Welcome to Down East Nature Tours, the leader in birding adventures based in Bar Harbor, Maine. Michael J. Good, MS has been offering personalized bird watching and nature tours since 1993 for individuals, couples, families and small groups. We help you discover the flora and fauna of Mt. Desert Island, Downeast and Northern Maine with a special emphasis on native and migratory birds such as Bald Eagles, Osprey, Peregrine Falcons, Shorebirds, Warblers, more.

Downeast Friendship Sloop Charters
207-266-5210
www.downeastfriendshipsloop.com

Downeast Friendship Sloop Charters offers a unique sailing experience aboard a Friendship Sloop- the original lobster boat! These sail-powered vessels were built in Maine in the late 1800s as working lobster boats and have remained popular because of their beauty and seaworthy nature. The Alice B. was built in 1899 and remains the oldest working Friendship Sloop today. We offer private charters and shared sails in some of the world’s best sailing grounds. Cruises depart from Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor, just 15-20 minutes from Bar Harbor.

Downeast Sailing Adventure
207-288-2216
www.downeastsail.com

Sit back and relax as we sail past the lighthouses, lobstermen, and magnificent summer cottages that make this world-class cruising area unique. Hosted on a traditional Maine-built wooden Schooner, the Rachel B. Jackson carries a maximum of 30 passengers, making her the perfect size to get a big boat experience without being crowded. We are the only Lobster Boat tour on Mount Desert Island hosted on a traditional 50’ Downeast Wooden Boat. Hurricane is a real fishing boat that was built right here in Southwest Harbor in 1967. During our cruise watch as Captain Andrew demonstrates how lobster traps are hauled. Once the trap is on board, you can learn about and touch all the various sea creatures that find their way into the traps (gloves provided).

Hinckley Yacht Charters
207-244-0122
www.hinckleyyacht.com

Imagine yourself snug at anchor in a secluded cove as the morning light reaches Cadillac Mountain, or sailing up Somes Sound, the only fjord in the East, with the wind at your back. The quiet beauty of our waters invites a closeness to nature which is hard to find elsewhere... peaceful mornings spent watching seals, loons, and eider ducks... sunny afternoons running with the wind along a coastline unmatched for its rugged beauty... clear nights under a canopy of stars feasting on the worlds best mussels and lobster. Hinckley Yachts have been sailing the coast since 1932. Whether you choose sail or power, we can put our many years of knowledge and experience to work for you. We’ll arrange a vacation unlike any you have ever experienced.

ImprovAcadia
207-288-2503
www.improvacadia.com

We feature the best performers from Chicago performing sophisticated and funny improvisational theater every night of the week. We are also offering improv classes.

Island Bike Rental
207-276-5611
207-266-3217
www.islandbikerental.weebly.com

Closet bike rental to the Carriage Roads and the Cranberry Islands.

Lulu Lobster Boat Ride
866-235-2341
207-963-2341
www.lululobsterboat.com

We are the only lobster boat tour in Bar Harbor hosted on a traditional Downeast-style lobster boat. Lulu’s two-hour tour offers the most exclusive, personal and unique cruise in Bar Harbor. We sail from the Harborside Hotel and Marina right in downtown Bar Harbor, one of the most beautiful hotels on the coast of Maine!

Margaret Todd
207-288-4585
www.downeastewindjammer.com

Enjoy a 1-1/2 to 2 hour windjammer cruise aboard the 151’ schooner. Sailing from Bar Harbor, enjoy your choice of a Morning Sail, Ranger-Narrated Sail, Afternoon Sail and Sunset Sail. Bring a picnic — fun for the whole family!

MDI Biological Laboratory’s Public Tours
207-288-3605
www.mdibl.org

Give your children the chance to see dogfish sharks, skates, and other marine animals up close while they learn how marine biomedical research at the laboratory contributes to improvements in human health.

MDI Classic Charters
207-288-9045
www.elkspar.com/charters

MDI Classic Charters, owned and operated by Jim Elk of Elk Spar and Boatshop, has been offering a unique way to explore Mount Desert Island and her waters and outer islands for the past 15 years: on the deck of Premise, a classically beautiful wooden boat. Whether you choose a day sail, a week-long or even a month-long charter, Premise will take you on a once in a lifetime adventure.

Mt. Desert Island YMCA
207-288-3511
www.mdiymca.org

For over ten decades the MDI YMCA has been at the center of health and fitness, sports and recreational athletics on the island of Mount Desert. We’ve helped train five generations of young men and women to win gracefully, lose with dignity, and above all, enjoy the satisfaction of a personal best effort. Our success can be seen of the faces of our members.

National Park Sea Kayak Tours
800-347-0940
www.acadiakayak.com

National Park Sea Kayak is dedicated to providing its guests with quality Ecological Sea Kayak Tours on the Western Side of Mount Desert Island. We have close to twenty seasons with a perfect safety record. National Park Sea Kayak is owned and operated by a Mount Desert Island native. Paddle with Experienced Professional Maine Sea Kayak Guides. Discover why the remote West Side is the preferred paddling area to: view wildlife, explore the undeveloped Coast of Maine and experience that off the beaten path feeling that many people seek out.

The Neighborhood House
207-276-5039
www.theneighborhoodhouse.com

The Neighborhood House offers a wide array of programs for all age groups, from toddlers to seniors. The Neighborhood House prides itself on the flexibility of its programs, and the ability to alter or add programs in order to meet the needs of the community. If you have any ideas for community programs, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Northeast Harbor Farmers Market
www.mdifarmersmarkets.com

Located in beautiful Northeast Harbor, this market offers fresh vegetables, herbs, flowers, gourds, baked goods, pies and desserts, poultry, milk, eggs, cheese, pork, cider, apples, honey maple syrup, and berries.

Oli’s Trolley-Acadia Island Tours
866-987-6553
207-266-9899
www.acadiaislandtours.com

One Hour Tour: Includes Bar Harbor and mansions along the way. We include the history of the area including the exploration and discovery of Mt. Desert Island in 1604 by Samuel de Champlain. We tell you about the great forest fire of 1947. We include a 15-minute stop at the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the east coast. Bring your jacket or sweater as mountain and sea breezes tend to be cool.2½ Hour Tour: You will pass the mansions of a bygone era and learn the history of Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park including the great forest fire of 1947. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the most beautiful island in America. We visit the most interesting places in the park including Cadillac Mountain, Sieur de Mounts Spring and Thunder Hole on Ocean Drive. The tour is offered in a manner that is individualized and customized so that it is very complete and comprehensive and is the best tour in the area.

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
207-288-2133
www.piratescove.net

At Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf the legends of infamous pirates come to life. Enter the 18th century and see carousing buccaneers along with an authentic, full-scale pirate ship. Putt your way through mountain caves, over footbridges, and under magical waterfalls.

Reel Pizza Cinerama
207-288-3811
www.reelpizza.net

Reel Pizza offers a unique movie-going experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the state of Maine. We show quality Hollywood, art, independent, and foreign language films in stereo-surround sound in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Inside you’ll find fixed theatre seats as well as couches and recliners. Not only can you get great popcorn with a variety of toppings and your favorite movie candy but also juice, soda, beer and wine, nachos and fresh-dough pizza.

Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours
207-412-0222
www.svboattours.com

Simply put, Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours represent a highly personalized and totally private alternative to the oft-times crowded and impersonal boat trips more commonly encountered along the Maine Seacoast. When you sign up for a relaxing boat tour with Sea Venture, departure times, destinations and the many other all-important details of your trip are all custom designed around your own personal interests and timetable.

Southwest Cycle Shop
207-244-5856
www.southwestcycle.com

Southwest Cycle is a full service bike shop that sells and rents road and mountain bikes, repairs all brands of bicycles, and sells clothing, shoes and accessories.

Summer Festival of the Arts
207-244-3855
www.sfoamaine.org

The mission of SFOA is to encourage a community of artists of all ages where children can express themselves creatively through a wide range of artistic endeavors, gain a lifelong appreciation for the diversity of the creative spirit, and celebrate that creativity through the performing and non-performing arts.

Wildwood Stables in Acadia National Park
877-276-3622
www.carriagesofacadia.com

Wildwood Stables, located next to the picturesque Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine, provides a variety of daily horse-drawn carriage tours from mid-June through early October of each year. Tours follow the famous and scenic carriage roads that were originally constructed by John D. Rockefeller between 1913 and 1940. A horse camp is provided for visitors who prefer to bring their own horses with them for riding. Horseback riding is not provided by Wildwood Stables but stall rentals are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bar Harbor

2 Cats
207-288-2808
www.2catsbarharbor.com

At 2 Cats we know you want to eat fresh, unprocessed food. That’s why we spend more energy and money on the most wholesome ingredients available. We are very picky about what goes into our food. We even grow our own herbs. Best of all, we bake our own bread, biscuits, and melt-in-your-mouth muffins right here in our own bakery each and every day.

Atlantic Brewing Company featuring Mainely Meat Barbeque
207-288-9200
www.atlanticbrewing.com

The Atlantic Brewing Company is home to Mainely Meat Barbecue. Pulled pork, sausages, ribs and chicken, as well as baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad are available seven days a week in season, with an all you can eat buffet every Saturday. The Atlantic Brewing Company’s full line of ales, plus seasonal specialties, are all available on tap at the bar. You can enjoy a pint and a great meal in our restaurant, or take it outside to sit in the sun in our courtyard.

The Bar Harbor Regency
207-288-9723
www.barharborregency.com

We offer several dining experiences in the heart of Bar Harbor.

The Burning Tree
207-288-9331
www.barharbormenus.com

Our restaurant enjoys a quiet rural setting and vegetable gardens that provide much of our produce. We are lucky that Mount Desert Island is still a place where fishing boats land their wonderful variety of fresh catches which we buy on a regular basis. Perhaps this is our most unique aspect–there just aren’t any other restaurants locally (and few anywhere) which carry the variety of fresh seafood that we do. To get the freshest and healthiest food, and to support the producers in our area we have come to depend on an abundance of regional ingredients including organic produce, chickens, and cheese.

Café This Way
207-288-4483
www.cafethisway.com

Welcome to Café This Way an exceptional dining experience in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine. Artfully prepared meals are served in a setting as comfortable as your own living room, as relaxed as your front porch.

Carmen Verandah
207-288-8615
www.rupununi.com

The Carmen Verandah Club is home to Bar Harbor’s biggest dance floor and the best view over the town green. Every night Carmen Verandah offers something for you to do! Live bands, solo music performances, DJs, dancing, pool, open jam band night karaoke dance party, theme parties and whatever we see fit to keep you coming back all week long. If it’s not fun, we don’t do it.

The Chart Room
207-288-9740
www.chartroombarharbor.com

The Chart Room, a longtime favorite of summer visitors and local residents alike for sumptuous shore dinners, offers a full menu of traditional and chef-prepared seafood dishes, including broiled fish, boiled lobster, steamed clams, and fried shrimp. Located just minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, the Chart Room provides a wonderful New England setting right on the water overlooking Frenchman Bay. Dine on our own pier or indoors while enjoying the wonderful ocean panorama.

Galyn’s Restaurant
207-288-9706
www.galynsbarharbor.com

Galyn’s Restaurant was established in 1986, but the building dates back to the 1890s when it was constructed as a boarding house for local seafarers. An illegal speakeasy occupied the downstairs during the prohibition era, and some say there was a gambling casino hidden in the back as well. Today Galyn’s still retains some of the building’s original architectural details, from an exceptional pressed tin ceiling and a native birch wood floor, to an antique mahogany bar and big windows overlooking Agamont Park. Join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour and experience a Bar Harbor tradition.

Geddy’s
207-288-5077
www.geddys.com

Learn about the Geddy’s legend as you enjoy gourmet wood-fired pizza, seafood favorites, steaks, grilled chicken and burgers and more! Check out the photographs and memorabilia on the walls. Where Bonnie Raitt, Winton Marsalis, Arlo Guthrie and more have entertained in the past. Located across from Agamont Park and the Town Pier, Geddy’s is one stop you should not miss during your vacation! Open 7 days a week year-round. Serving lunch and dinner.

Gringo’s
207-288-8615
www.barharbormenus.com

A favorite among the college students from Bar Harbor’s College of the Atlantic, Gringo’s serves up some tasty take out (seating is limited) burritos. Get either a mini or the grande and get ready for the heft of these packed full flour tortillas. It’s about as close to fast food as Bar Harbor gets and it’s a fine alternative to fried seafood.

Havana
207-288-CUBA (2822)
www.havanamaine.com

Havana is American fine dining with a Latin flair, great atmosphere, extensive wine list, knowledgeable staff and sophisticated menu. Seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes are flavored with intelligence and respect and change weekly, sometimes daily. Havana is located in downtown Bar Harbor, just a short stroll up Main Street.

Jack Russell’s Steakhouse & Brewery
207-288-5214
www.bhmaine.com

Open year-round 4- 9 pm or later. Offering steak, seafood, and brewery specialty drinks.

Jordan’s Restaurant
207-288-3586
www.jordanswildblueberry.com

This unpretentious breakfast and lunch joint has been dishing up filling fare since 1976, and offers a glimpse of old Bar Harbor before T-shirt shops dominated the economy. Breakfast is the specialty, with a broad selection of three-egg omelets. But everyone comes here for the huge blueberry muffins and pancakes; all made with wild Maine blueberries.

Log Cabin Restaurant
207-288-3910
www.logcabinbarharbor.com

Casual family dining, breakfast buffet, salad bar, full bar service, take-out, bakery, ice cream, gift shop, meeting room, bus and RV parking, large groups.

Lompoc Café & Brewpub
207-288-9392
www.lompoccafe.com

We change our menu three times a year, every year, because we choose to use seasonal fish and locally grown, organic produce, and because we like to try new things. Some items return due to requests and some we can never change. One of the great things about the Lompoc is that even if you don’t have dinner here, you can still come for the music. There are talented musicians on stage every Friday and Saturday night. Blues, rock, jazz, folk, bluegrass, soul...the offerings run the gamut. If you have a talent to share, come down on Thursday nights in the summer for Open Mic night.

The Looking Glass Restaurant
207-288-3358
www.barharborrestaurant.com

Voted Best Breakfast with a View by the editors of Yankee Magazine in the May/June 2010 issue! Executive Chef Arturo Montes experience is extensive and his cuisine exceptional beginning 29 years ago in some of the finest restaurants in Chicago. In Chef Montes’ kitchen, “the highest quality ingredients and the most skilled preparation are not only essential, they are requirements.”

Mache Bistro
207-288-0447
www.machebistro.com

Welcome to Mache Bistro in Bar Harbor, Maine. We are a small year-round bistro style restaurant located at 321 Main Street. Our focus is on great food, simply prepared. Our menu changes weekly, with an emphasis on locally grown produce, the freshest seafood and meats, and imported surprises. We travel around to local farms several times a week to see what has just sprouted and what the farmers will have next week.

Mad Hatter Pub and Grill
207-288-3116

We’re open every day in the heart of Bar Harbor for lunch, dinner and late night. Join us for happy hour from 11am-6pm or for special events every night of the week.

Mama DiMatteo’s
207-288-3666
www.mamadimatteos.com

Chef-owned, Mama DiMatteo’s has been in Bar Harbor since 1985. Eric Olsen started Mama’s as a family-style, casual Italian restaurant. It has evolved over the years with the development of Eric’s signature dish, Tuscan Tenderloin, a superb cut grilled with aromatic flavors of rosemary and fresh sage, and accented with sweet Gorgonzola butter. Ingredients of every item on the menu are treated with respect, examined constantly for freshness and excellence, and presented with a flair for harmony in flavor and color.

McKay’s Public House
207-288-2002
www.mckayspublichouse.com

McKay’s Public House has recaptured the traditional elegance of Bar Harbor’s past in its historic Victorian building on Main Street, Bar Harbor. It showcases original fireplaces, copper tables, and oak wainscoting in its comfortable dining rooms in which the creative local and organic cuisine is served year-round.

Morning Glory Bakery
207-288-3041
www.morningglorybakery.com

Here at Morning Glory Bakery, all of our goods are hand-made entirely from scratch with wholesome ingredients. We offer a wide variety of goods from laboriously folded croissants and gorgeous morning pastries to wholesome soups, hearth baked breads and delicious pies and cakes. We offer local organic meat, dairy products and grain from Mandala Farm in Gouldsboro, Tide Mill Organic Farm in Edmunds, Smith Family Farm in Bar Harbor, Aurora Mills and Beech Hill Farm in Mt. Desert.

Mother’s Kitchen
207-288-4403
www.motherskitchenfoods.com

Mother’s Kitchen in a small gourmet sandwich shop and catering company located in Town Hill, Maine. We specialize in homemade food made with local, organic, and fresh ingredients. If you are looking for a breakfast sandwich, a great lunch, a delicious baked good or coffee and a friendly hello, stop by and check us out! Catering year-round.

Pat’s Pizza
207-288-5117
www.patspizzaellsworth.com

We are a family restaurant offering a full menu of hot and cold sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, desserts and many other items sure to satisfy anyone’s appetite. All our patrons enjoy our relaxed atmosphere, great service and delicious food! Make sure you ask your waiter/waitress about our daily specials!

Poor Boy’s Gourmet Restaurant
207-288-4148
www.poorboysgourmet.com

Poor Boy’s Gourmet Restaurant has been a local favorite of diners seeking delicious food at reasonable prices for 21 years. Featuring lobster, seafood, steak, chicken, vegetarian dishes and Poor Boy’s special “Bottomless Bowl of Pasta,” it will take you several minutes just to look over our menus. Take your time, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.

The Reading Room Restaurant
207-288-3351
www.barharborinn.com

Refined pleasures await you in the Reading Room Restaurant. You will enjoy a dining experience where the delicious cuisine and attentive service are surpassed only by the breathtaking ocean view. Our menu includes fresh seafood, choice cuts of meat, and memorable desserts. The Inn’s nightly entertainment of grand piano music provides just the complement to the fine dining. Hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners are served daily. Dress code is informal.

Rosalie’s Pizza
207-288-5666
www.rosaliespizza.com

The Crowe family began making pizza from scratch in 1981 and have stuck to the time-tested recipe that keeps people coming back again and again. Rosalie’s offers an affordable experience with the best food and fun! In addition to our famous pizza, we also offer salads, calzones, subs, and pasta dinners. Put a quarter in the Wurlitzer jukebox and pick your favorite song, still played on vinyl 45s.

Rupununi
207-288-2886
www.rupununi.com

We have the best Maine seafood and great fish specials everyday. We have pasta, we have steak. We have the best selection of single malt scotch, hard-to-get cigars, microbrews, and wine around. Even though we have all of the accouterments of a highbrow restaurant, we welcome families and have a children’s menu.

Siam Orchid
207-288-9669
www.siamorchidrestaurant.net

Chef owned and operated. Authentic Thai Cuisine and Sushi Bar. Open 7 days a week for dine in or take out.

Side Street Café
207-801-2591
www.sidestreetbarharbor.com

A fresh take on fresh food. Open 7 days and 7 nights per week for lunch, dinner and late night. Comfortable dining room, bar and new patio. We feature local art and live music as well as other special events.

Testa’s Restaurant
207-288-3327
www.testasbarharbor.com

Testa’s opened their first restaurant in Palm Beach in 1921. They have been in Bar Harbor since 1934. Through the grater part of this century and continuing today, the Testa family has made every effort to maintain both the quality of their food and the feeling of warmth and cordiality that Michael Testa, Sr. introduced to Palm Beach 80 years ago.

The Thirsty Whale Tavern
207-288-9335
www.thirstywhaletavern.com

Eat hearty and enjoy the charming pub atmosphere. We are known for our lobster rolls, famous fish sandwiches, homemade chowders, seafood, burgers and more. The portions are great and the prices even better. At the Whale, you’ll never go thirsty—the bar is fully stocked and there are fourteen draught lines featuring local and regional craft beers. Families are welcome, we have live bands every Friday and Saturday night with no cover charge, and there is an outdoor beer garden where smoking is permitted. ADA compliant. Open 11am-1am year round. Serving lunch and dinner daily.

Trailhead Café
207-288-9592
www.thetrailheadcafe.com

The Trailhead Café is the locally owned and operated, year round coffeehouse at 33 Cottage Street in Bar Harbor, Maine. We’re the source for exceptional coffee, tea, espresso, smoothies, and healthy picnic lunches to fuel your adventures here on Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Voted as “Best Coffee on Mount Desert Island 2010!”

West Street Café
207-288-5242
www.weststreetcafe.com

Located on the West Street waterfront of downtown Bar Harbor, we are a popular family restaurant serving traditional New England fare at a good price. We offer over a dozen delicious Maine lobster entrees, as well as other fresh local seafood, great steak, pasta and chicken dishes and, of course – blueberry pie!

Northeast & Seal Harbors
123 Main Street
207-276-4166
www.123neh.com

Enjoy coffee, ice cream, freshly prepared meals, take out options, a seafood and vegetable market, and more. Come visit us for our daily family dinner or book our private table in the evening. We are teaming up with local farmers, Mother Nature and basing our meals and products on gems in our own backyard. Offerings may change daily, but one thing won't change: our commitment to feeding you well.

Abel’s Lobster Pound
207-276-5827
www.abelslobsterpound.com

Abel’s gets everyone’s vote for “lobster pound in the best setting.” Set in a spruce grove overlooking the incomparably beautiful Somes Sound, you can sit outside at picnic tables lit by torcheres or inside a large and cozy knotty pine dining room. Of course, the lobster dinner and blueberry pie are great, as are the Caesar salads with either lobster or grilled chicken. But the other thing you get at Abel’s is first-rate, fast and friendly waitress service. In fact, it’s both the setting and the service that distinguish Abel’s (and set its prices a bit higher). The business is still family-run.

The Colonel’s Restaurant & Bakery
207-276-5147
www.colonelsrestaurant.com

Known around town simply as “The Colonel’s,” this restaurant serves up simple fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In front, the bakery turns out delicious breads, rolls, croissants, turnovers, and muffins, as well as cookies, cakes, whoopee pies, and other sumptuous desserts. Make sure to try one of the glazed donut twists, with or without chocolate drizzled over the top. The kitchen serves up seafood specials, as well as burgers and pizza. You can also have your meal wrapped up for takeout.

The Docksider
207-276-3965

Just before reaching the charming village of Northeast Harbor, there is a side street - Sea Street - that goes down to the town’s beautiful harbor. This is where you find the Docksider. The restaurant is a typical Maine seafood shack, with old wooden tables and chairs, nautical items hanging from the walls and ceiling, and a small deck where you can sit outside and enjoy sandwiches, seafood, and ice cream. And the food is wonderful; delectable lobster, tasty crabmeat au gratin, surprisingly great burgers, and delicious fish sandwiches are just a few of the meals you can get at the Docksider.

The Fork and Table
207-276-0746
www.facebook.com/Theforkandtable

The Fork & Table is a chef-owned farm to table bistro located in the heart of downtown Northeast Harbor, Maine. The menu is customized weekly based on what is in season. All menus are inspired by Maine, with the belief that buying local Maine ingredients is not only healthy and better to consume, but helps sustain the farms of Maine. Chef Katelyn is originally a New Jersey resident but has lived in Maine for the past 15 years. Self taught, she has been the chef of a local Bar Harbor restaurant as well as in the Portland area. She previously owned a catering company for three years called Tasteful Tides and now continues her passion for fine food and fresh local ingredients at her newest venture, The Fork & Table.

Jordan Pond House
207-276-3316
www.jordanpond.com

The dining traditions of Jordan Pond House date back to the late 1800s. During that era teahouses were established to cater to the growing number of sophisticated summer visitors. Today, Jordan Pond House continues these dining traditions featuring our famous baked popovers and homemade ice cream, fresh Maine seafood, and the finest poultry, meats and vegetables. We invite all Acadia’s visitors to share in this unique dining experience surrounded by the mountains, forests, and waters of Jordan Pond.

The Islesford Dock Restaurant
207-244-7494
www.islesforddock.com

Located on Little Cranberry Island, our restaurant view is of the fishing harbor and across the water to the mountains of Acadia National Park. From the beginning, in 1993, we have featured the finest ingredients and prepared them simply and thoughtfully. Accessed via passenger ferry, water taxi, or dinner cruise excursions from Northeast Harbor (see Ferries under the Services tab).

Lighthouse Inn and Restaurant
207-276-3958
www.lighthouseinnandrestaurant.com

The Lighthouse Restaurant is open 7 days a week serving delicious and palate pleasing breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Our cuisine ranges from traditional local favorites to gourmet specialties.

Peabody’s at the Asticou
207-276-3344
www.peabodysasticou.com

Peabody’s at The Asticou Inn features breathtaking views of Northeast Harbor and offers delicious seasonal dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as the Sunday Brunch complete with made to order omelets and a carving station. In addition to its cuisine, Peabody’s offers a wine list from across the US and Europe with a depth and quality for any diner wanting the perfect glass to accompany their meal.

Tan Turtle
207-276-4000
www.tanturtletavern.com

The family and I, were jus' hangin' around Acadia one mornin' when they asked me-where can we go when we're in the mood for some great, down east cookin', local fun, and prices that won't soak the boat? We mean casual and friendly surroundings inside and out, a place where all ages are welcome and come-as-we-are! Well, I had it! I knew the answer to this one-let's get goin' to The Tan Turtle Tavern! We're located at 10 Huntington Dr., Northeast Harbor, Maine near the fabulous Kimball Terrace Inn overlooking the scenic harbor and marina.


Southwest Harbor & Tremont

Beal’s Lobster Pier
207-244-7178
www.bealslobster.com

Enjoy your meal at our covered picnic tables on a working dock overlooking Southwest Harbor. Steamed clams and fresh fish right off the boat. Fresh lobster (live or boiled).

Café Drydock & Inn
207-244-5842
www.cafedrydockinn.com

Join us for lunch and dinner, or our lighter fare menu which is available all evening, or just relax with a cocktail. We open for the day at 11:00 am serving lunch till 4:00 pm, then dinner and lighter fare till 9:30 in the early and late season and 10:00 in the peak of summer. Our lounge is open till 10:30 pm with great music on Wednesday nights and lots of fun people.

Chow Maine
207-669-4142
www.chow-maine.com

Chiaolin personally prepares all dishes. She was born and raised in Taiwan and moved to New York where she worked in a family restaurant business, learning not only how to run the business, but also the art of preparing Asian foods. Chow Maine offers restaurant service, take-out, catering, and party platters. Foods reflects Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Italian cuisine.

Eat-a-Pita and Café 2
207-244-4344

Sandwiches, salads, smoothies and more served inside or out in the middle of Southwest Harbor village

Gilley’s Head of the Harbor
207-288-5222

Locally owned restaurant with fantastic waterfront views of Southwest Harbor. Local seafood caught from local fishermen, steaks, pasta, children’s menu. Overlooking Southwest Harbor’s bustling marina!

The Islesford Dock Restaurant
207-244-7494
www.islesforddock.com

Located on Little Cranberry Island at the end of century-old former coal dock, our restaurant view is of the fishing harbor and across the water to the mountains of Acadia National Park. Since the beginning in 1993, we have featured the finest ingredients and prepared them simply and thoughtfully. Accessed via passenger ferry, water taxi, or dinner cruise excursions from Northeast Harbor (see Ferry services at bottom of page).

Little Notch Bakery
207-244-3357 Café and 207-244-4043 Bakery

Freshly made breads, pastries, pies and cookies as well as delicious gourmet pizzas, sandwiches, salads, soups and and pastas in a relaxed atmosphere. An island tradition with a distinctive Italian flair

Maine-ly Delights
207-244-3656
www.mainelydelights.com

Maine-ly Delights has Mt. Desert Island's widest variety of fresh and local seafood as well as an extensive menu featuring clams, haddock, shrimp, crabs, lobster, and much more. Maine-ly Delights is well known for such items as crab rolls and the famous Oh-Boy Doughboy Dessert!

Red Sky Restaurant
207-244-0476
www.redskyrestaurant.com

At Red Sky, our goal is to provide an elegant dining experience without the usual stuffiness. A natural evolution of American fine dining, Red Sky uses quality fresh ingredients creatively prepared, emphasizing the fresh seafood of the Maine coast, select hand-cut meats, and locally grown organic produce. Red Sky's menu is the result of many years spent serving the public in various parts of the country. Elizabeth Geffen Lindquist brings to the restaurant fifteen years of experience working in fine dining and inn keeping. James Lindquist has worked in a variety of venues, from Connecticut to New York to Aspen, and back home to Maine.

Scotty’s Dockside
207-244-7908

Scotty’s Dockside serves up Southwest Harbor’s finest foods with exciting dishes and unique ambiance. Every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We never use frozen ingredients. We serve only the choicest cuts of seafood. Our authentic menu and atmosphere create a truly enjoyable dining experience. After your meal, enjoy one of our homemade desserts.

Seafood Ketch
207-244-7463
www.seafoodketch.com

We are a family owned and operated restaurant, located right on the waterfront in the quiet little fishing village of Bass Harbor, Maine. We specialize in a rewarding mix of continental and traditional Downeast cooking. Our specialties include the freshest of seafood, our own delicious homemade breads and desserts, many fresh and locally grown vegetables. You can also enjoy your favorite beverages from our full service bar with a complete selection of the best domestic and imported wines, beers and after dinner cordials.

Sips
207-244-4550
www.sipsmdi.com

An addition to Southwest Harbor is brought to you by Sawyer's Specialties Wine & Cheese - this wine bar style restaurant serves wine friendly half and whole portions of innovative creations including salads, cheese & olive plates, bruschetta, seafood crepes, desserts and more. A nice selection of wines by the bottle or glass. Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Thurston’s Lobster Pound
207-244-7600
www.thurstonslobster.com

Serving our own, fresh from the boat lobsters, and everything that goes along with them, right on the shore of Mount Desert Island's busiest working harbor. Our menu is centered around locally harvested lobster and crab, while also offering a full range of options for those without a love for seafood. Your meal, whether a traditional lobster dinner, or a cheeseburger and potato salad, will be prepared with the freshest ingredients. Chowders—Sandwiches, Desserts—Beer and Wine.

XYZ Restaurant
207-244-5221
www.xyzmaine.com

Named after Xalapa, Yucatán, and Zacatecas, Mexico, this south-of-the-border-style restaurant will be sure to challenge your notion of Mexican food. Enjoy our zesty mole, wonderful homemade chorizo, and robust seven-chile chili.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bar Harbor

The Bar Harbor Club
207-288-5033
www.barharborclub.com

Opening once again for membership, the Bar Harbor Club invites you to socialize and relax with family and friends at water’s edge. Come enjoy the summer in Maine as it’s meant to be enjoyed. The Club has been revived to its original grand state and features clay tennis courts, state of the art fitness center, and oceanside food and beverage in the Pool House, and spectacular grounds in one of Maine’s most scenic oceanfront locations. Experience a world of self-indulgence at our spa and fitness center, engage in a friendly game of tennis or cool off in the ocean-front pool. We look forward to exceeding your expectations and welcoming you to the Bar Harbor Club way of life. The general public is welcome to revitalize in our Spa.

Kebo Valley Golf Club
207-288-3000
www.kebovalleyclub.com

Kebo Valley Golf Club was founded in 1888. It is the 8th oldest golf club in the United States and has challenged the skills of many of the country’s finest players, most influential politicians and leaders of industry. Nestled between Cadillac and Dorr Mountain in Bar Harbor, Maine, Kebo is a spectacular 6,131-yard, classic link and parkland golf course. Since much of Kebo Valley Golf Course shares its borders with Acadia National Park, you may encounter many forms of wildlife, such as Whitetail Deer and Red Fox, during your round. American Bald Eagles are also frequently seen soaring above the links.

 

Southwest Harbor

The Causeway Club
207-244-7720
www.causewayclub.org

The Causeway Club golf course offers nine holes of link style golf. With multiple tee options, the front nine plays to 32 par measuring 2266 yards. The back nine of 2410 yards plays to 33 par. We take pride in our small greens of velvet bent grass. Velvet has the finest texture of all the bent grasses and is one of the oldest grasses used for golf courses in Europe. It has served us well for over 80 years exhibiting strong resistance to disease and drought all while offering the golfer a smooth, velvety putting surface. Errant shots off of four tees bring water into play and, while length is not a major factor, proper club and shot selection will be rewarded. Designed by Alonzo Yates, all nine holes were completed in 1923 on what can modestly be described as a fabulous piece of property.

 

Northeast Harbor

Northeast Harbor Golf Club
207-276-5335
www.nehgc.com

Northeast Harbor presents to the golfer the best of all worlds — 13 magnificent wooded holes surrounded by thousands of trees and 5 traditional links-style holes, significant elevation changes, very small greens and unrivaled beauty. With many great golf courses, the architect allows the player an opportunity to warm up placing the easiest holes first. This is the case at Northeast.

 

 

 

 

Boat Rentals & Fishing Charters

Acadia 1 Watersports
207-667-2963
888-786-0676
www.kayak1.com

We deliver sea kayaks to Lamoine Beach, one mile from our location; from here there are dozens of paddling options for all skill levels. There are several protected coves, many have active Bald Eagle’s nests. For the experienced paddlers looking for big water; the massive saltwater Skilling’s River will challenge even the most experienced paddlers. Foam blocks and straps are included with your rental at no additional cost; transport the boat yourself and save the delivery fees.

Full Circle Yacht Service
207-266-4353
www.fullcircleyachtdelivery.com

Offering more than just yacht delivery to and from local ports and points south and north, Full Circle also offers deep sea fishing excursions with former lobster fisherman and local Captain Edgar Blank. Plenty of local knowledge and good story telling await those looking for some fishing excitement off the shores of Mt. Desert Island.

Mansell Boat Rentals
207-244-5625
www.mansellboatrentals.com

The views of the mountains of Acadia National Park from the ocean are spectacular. Our location at the southern end of Mount Desert Island provides the perfect vantage point to explore many of the inlets, Somes Sound, and several of the outer islands including Cranberry Island and Sutton Island, where you can observe seals and osprey nests.

Manset Yacht Services
207-244-4040
www.mansetyachtservice.com

The rental fleet consists of new and nearly new ANGLER brand fiberglass powerboats. All our boats are boatyard maintained and are the finest quality available in the rental industry. These vessels are not only clean and sharp in appearance but they offer safety and rugged dependability. Available are the 18’ rated for four adults, the 20’ rated for six adults and the awesome 22’ that is rated for eight adults. All are equipped with pole holders and bait wells. All are U.S. Coast Guard certified and are fully equipped with all necessary safety equipment. We provide the appropriate chart and pointers on what to see and where to go. We also offer binoculars, and fishing tackle for rent. In a few models we offer a ‘head’ for rent.

National Park Canoe & Kayak Rentals
207-244-5854
www.nationalparkcanoerental.com

Canoeing and kayaking in Acadia is sometimes at its best on misty, showery days. And on many days when all the harbors are fogged in, the sun is shining on Long Pond and other lakes. We rent top quality Old Town Canoes & Kayaks and Riot Kayaks. These boats are safe, stable, fun for all ages, and pets are always welcome. Since we are conveniently located at the north end of Long Pond, the largest lake in the Park, there is no need to transport a canoe or kayak atop your car – just put the canoe into the water and paddle on. We suggest that you bring: sunscreen, bathing suit, box lunch or snacks, and your camera.

Scotty’s Kayak & Canoe Rentals
207-288-4567
www.scottyskayakrentals.com

We deliver to and pick-up from your vacation cottage! Single kayaks, double kayaks and canoes holding 4 persons. We have carts now! You can now wheel your boat to the shore from your in-town cottage or your "walk to shore" vacation rental!

 

Caterers
Bar Harbor Catering Company
207-664-8474
www.barharborcateringcompany.com

Bar Harbor Catering Company has amassed an array of accolades for their hard work and dedication to their craft, including a hearty local following and features in numerous blogs, magazines, and websites. Nationally, BHCC was recognized as one of 5 Finalists in the Eastern United States for the Catersource Ace Award in Catering Excellence in 2015 (under $2M), one of only 2 Maine companies ever to be nominated. Mandy and her team are particularly proud of their Bride's Choice Awards in 2012 & 2013, and the newly renamed Couples' Choice Awards in 2014 and 2015, which are only awarded to the top 5% of wedding professionals throughout the wedding wire network, based on top notch reviews and ratings from their former clients.

Bar Harbor Lobsters Bakes
207-288-4055
www.barharborlobsterbakes.com

Steve and Ann Cough have been preparing traditional Downeast lobster bakes with an emphasis on quality food and service since 1979. We are not a restaurant where your lobster –bake would be boiled in separate pots in the kitchen while the cooks prepare a variety of other meals. Lobster-bakes are what we specialize in. Your seafood, potato and corn-on-the-cob are expertly steamed together in our large stainless steel cooker right where you and your guests can watch and take pictures. Our group minimum is 25 unless we are able to combine your smaller group with another booking.

Cas Ole Catering – Personal Chef and Catering
207-288-8914
www.casolecatering.com

With our personal chef services, you’ll be able to enjoy made-to-order meals in the comfort of your own home. Dinners are prepared with fresh ingredients to meet specific taste preferences and diet requirements. Have someone who loves to cook and has the time to do it prepare your dinners. Cas Olé will shop, cook and clean up so all you need to do is enjoy. We also cater parties, holiday gatherings, weddings, cocktail parties.

Mother’s Kitchen
207-288-4403
www.motherskitchenfoods.com

Mother’s Kitchen in a small gourmet sandwich shop and catering company located in Town Hill, Maine. We specialize in homemade food made with local, organic, and fresh ingredients. If you are looking for a breakfast sandwich, a great lunch, a delicious baked good or coffee and a friendly hello, stop by and check us out! Catering year-round.

Sassafrass Catering
207-460-0166
www.sassafrasscatering.com

Sassafrass Catering offers services for many types of events, from intimate dinner parties to large scale weddings. We have catered board meetings and retreats, cocktail parties, weddings and fund raisers, and are available for private chef services as well. Under the business links you will find information for other local businesses that will help you with rental equipment, flowers, photography, music, local farmers' markets, outdoor adventures and more.

Groceries
Bar Harbor

A & B Naturals
101 Cottage Street
207-288-5680
www.anadbnaturals.com

The source for all your natural foods and healthy living products. We provide the Mount Desert Island community with a comprehensive selection of groceries, fresh produce, vitamins, body care, household goods, pet foods and more. Not only that, A&B offers a completely organic juice and smoothie bar and an organic espresso hot drink bar. Add to that a delightful little café with freshly prepared muffins, soup, sandwiches, and salads.

Hannaford Supermarket
86 Cottage Street
207-801-9161
www.hannaford.com

Peekytoe Provisions
244 Main Street
207-288-5680
www.peekytoeprovisions.com

We are connected to the sea in our backyard, to our hard-working fishermen, our close and supportive community, and the many local businesses making flavorful, honest, Maine foods. Peekytoe Provisions is your year round source for local seafood, cheeses, specialty foods, and bakery goods.

 

Libraries

Bass Harbor Memorial Library
207-244-3798
www.bassharborlibrary.com

Bass Harbor Memorial Library is a Public library. This library is the central facility for the library system that serves Bernard, ME.

Jesup Memorial Library – Bar Harbor
207-288-9067
www.jesuplibrary.org

Located in the village of Bar Harbor, the Jesup Memorial Library offers a large collection of books, books on tape, public computers, wireless internet, children’s programs, concerts, workshops, and fine art exhibits. The huge annual book sale on the third Saturday in August is famous throughout New England.

Northeast Harbor Library
207-276-3333
www.nehlibrary.org

The Northeast Harbor Library serves the Town of Mount Desert and Cranberry Isles.

Seal Harbor Library
207-276-5306
www.librarytechnology.org

Mount Desert - Seal Harbor Library is a Public library. This library is the central facility for the library system that serves Seal Harbor, ME.

Somesville Library
207-244-7404

Somesville Library Association is a public library. This library is affiliated with the library system that serves Mount Desert. Hours are Wednesday’s 1 -6 pm and Saturday’s 9 – 2 pm.

Southwest Harbor Public Library
207-244-7065
www.swhplibrary.org

Open Doors...Open Minds is a synopsis of our mission statement: "The Southwest Harbor Public Library encourages the enjoyment of reading and the pleasure of life-long learning by welcoming all through its doors." Our shared vision for the library is that our doors are open to everyone, and inquisitive minds will thrive here. We invite you to open the door to a myriad of ways of opening your mind. You are always welcome.

 

Pet Care

Acadia Veterinary Hospital
207-288-5733
www.acadiaveterinary.com

At Acadia Veterinary Hospital, we treat each pet in a loving, individual manner but are consistent in giving all of our pets the loving attention it needs to get well. With a complete staff of qualified veterinarians plus our caring staff of pet providers, we will care for your pet like one of our own. Quality care, quality facilities, we are here to serve your pet's needs on a regular or emergency basis. Acadia Veterinary will not only give your pet the care it needs, but will suggest a balanced plan of nutrition to keep your pet healthy and well.

Acadia Woods Kennel
207-288-9766
www.acadiawoodskennel.com

A modern full service pet care facility, centrally located in the small village of Town Hill on Mount Desert Island. Sited in a quiet evergreen forest, we strive to be counted among the best kennels in Maine. Acadia Woods Kennel was established in 1996 by the present owner. Acadia Woods Kennel is a clean, safe, secure environment. Our staff provides for each pet’s individual needs.

Oceanside Doggie Daycare and Inn
207-664-2944
www.oceansidepetvet.com

While you are at work, your dog will spend their day romping, playing, and running in a structured playgroup under the watchful eye of our daycare providers. Our outdoor play yard is full of dog toys, pools (in the summer), and shade tents. Dogs receive rest breaks inside, with meals daily. Dogs go home happy and tired!

 

Transportation

At Your Service Taxi Cab Company
207-288-9222
www.atyourservicetaxi.com

Need transportation? We offer air conditioned 6 and 12 passenger van service at reasonable prices. Our cabs service Bar Harbor, Bangor & Portland airports as well as all of Mount Desert Island. Private narrated tours.

Beal and Bunker
207-244-3575
www.cranberryisles.com

Beal & Bunker, Inc., is a family owned and operated business serving the Cranberry Isles for over forty years. We provide year-round commuter, mail and freight services to the Cranberry Isles from Northeast Harbor. Beal & Bunker also has boats available for offshore excursions, picnics, wildlife viewing and other private charter needs. Price quotes available on request.

Cranberry Cove Ferry
207-244-5882
www.cranberryisles.com

Seasonal service (May-September) to Great Cranberry, Little Cranberry, and, on demand, Sutton Island. Leaving from the Southwest Harbor upper town dock and the Town of Cranberry Isles' parking lot in Manset. Bus connections from Manset to Bar Harbor (free), Trenton (free), Ellsworth, and Bangor. Bicycles, pets, and freight okay. No cars.

F/V Miss Karl Lynne
207-244-7592 or 207-460-7590
mklfishing@yahoo.com

Would you like fresh caught lobsters right from the boat? For off-the-boat prices, we offer soft and hard shell. Enjoy one of the best things that Maine is known for.

The Island Explorer
207-667-5796
www.exploreacadia.com

The Island Explorer features eight bus routes linking hotels, inns, and campgrounds with destinations in Acadia National Park and neighboring village centers. Clean propane-powered vehicles offer Mount Desert Island visitors and residents free transportation to hiking trails, carriage roads, island beaches, and in-town shops.

MDI Water Taxi
207-266-5210

Explore the coast of Mt. Desert Island with personalized excursions aboard the Maine-built lobster-yacht "Ripples". See Somes Sound Fjord, historic lighthouses, Baker Island, and wildlife. Enjoy a dinner cruise to the famous Islesford Dock Restaurant. MDI Water Taxi service to Cranberry Islands available 24/7.

Swans Island Ferry
207-526-4273
www.swansisland.org/ferry

The Captain Henry Lee sails between Swan's Island and Bass Harbor, 6 Miles - Crossing Time 40 Minutes. A 17-car ferry makes six daily round trips in the summer and five daily year-round. Fares: Summer car and driver is $18, adult passenger $6, and children 5 and over $3, 12 and over adult fare. Reservation is $6. All fares are round trip.

Weddings and Events
Asticou Inn
207-276-3344
www.asticou.com/bar-harbor-wedding

Your wedding day will become a wonderful weekend of celebration from the moment you step through our entryway, where you and your guests will be treated with all the special touches the Asticou Inn has to offer. The Asticou Inn is a spectacular setting for all types of wedding occasions and has been for over 100 years. Our renowned head of the harbor site, with its extraordinary grounds and beautiful gardens has a turn of the century charm that sets us apart.

Bar Harbor Weddings
303-823-5104
www.barharborweddings.com

Performs personalized wedding ceremonies in Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island and surrounding communities. We will coordinate and officiate at your upcoming wedding. Whether you choose an intimate, private ceremony or an elaborate, elegant ceremony, we offer professional and courteous services and will quickly respond to your inquiries. We are available 7 days a week all year for weddings at sunrise, sunset and all other times.

Bar Harbor Inn Oceanfront Resort and Spa
207-288-3351 or 800-350-3352
www.barharborinn.com

Create lasting memories on your special day! Outstanding location for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and showers. Spectacular setting on the waterfront, with downtown convenience. Function room features private deck with fabulous ocean views. Truly elegant accommodations and incomparable personal service. Professional menu planning and complete bridal service. Close to Acadia National Park.

The Bar Harbor Regency Hotel & Marina
877-237-3610
www.barharborregency.com

The Bar Harbor Regency is capable of catering groups of 10 to 500. Our Food and Beverage team is capable of preparing and serving meals to all tastes, from a continental breakfast buffet to a full-service seven-course dinner and everything in between. Our staff will gladly work with your vendors and other contractors.

The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina
877-237-3610
www.theharborsidehotel.com

Planning a dream wedding at the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina can be effortless and carefree, with onsite wedding professionals to create custom menus, personalized ceremonies and lavish receptions. Whether your wedding is intimate or grand, your cherished day at Bar Harbor Resorts will be one you’ll long to remember.


Queen Anne’s Flower Shop
207-288-2860
www.queenannesflowershop.com

Intuitive attention to your personal vision. Event design, local and eco-friendly floral arrangements.


Westside Florist
207-244-3540 or 800-596-1270
www.thewestsideflorist.com

Let us help you celebrate one of the most important days of your life. Our creative and talented staff will make sure that your day is as special as you have always dreamed. No matter what the size of your wedding, we offer exceptional service to help you in selecting the flowers.

General Area Info

Our Acadia
www.ouracadia.com

A vacation resource for Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.

Acadia Magic
www.acadiamagic.com

Provides information on Acadia National Park and offers links to other area attractions.

Visit Maine
www. visitmaine.com

Direct link to information about Downeast Maine and Acadia. Also includes resources for the entire state.

Maine.gov
www.maine.gov

All about the great state of Maine.

 

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