Bar Harbor, MaineBar Harbor, Maine, the crown jewel of the State of Maine, is famous for captivating its visitors. Outdoor recreation, spectacular scenery, delicious restaurants, boutique shopping, festivals and special events, and friendly locals make Bar Harbor one of the most special destinations in Maine. Bar Harbor is also home to Acadia National Park, and a bustling harbor and port-of-call popular among cruise ship passengers.
Hotel Accommodations in Bar Harbor, Maine.Experience the essence of Bar Harbor when you vacation at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel located one mile from Bar Harbor’s quaint village shops, restaurants and attractions. The Atlantic Oceanside Hotel offers a variety of vacation packages that include popular Maine activities including traditional Lobster Bake and/or fine dining experiences and cruises aboard the magnificent Margaret Todd schooner. Atlantic Oceanside offers free shuttle transportation to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
Historic Bar Harbor Resort.Bar Harbor, Maine has long been a desired vacation destination for rest and relaxation on the Atlantic coast. Bar Harbor was first discovered in the 1800s as a rejuvenating retreat by such artists as Thomas Cole and Frederic Church. These Hudson River Valley School students and other artistic types found respite in Bar Harbor during the summer months. Soon after, America’s social elite followed suit and Bar Harbor quickly grew into a flourishing tourist destination. Prominent families such as the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Carnegies, and Fords soon built grand summer “cottages.” While many of the Millionaire Mansions and other buildings were destroyed in the great fire of 1947, Bar Harbor rebuilt with vigor and remains a top vacation destination.
Things to Do in Bar Harbor.Bar Harbor offers scores of fun things to do, especially when it comes to outdoor recreation. Cradled by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor is paradise for hiking, biking, walking the miles of Acadia’s carriage paths and winter sports including cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Bar Harbor’s oceanfront location also affords endless sea-worthy pursuits. Set sail aboard the impressive Margaret Todd four-mast schooner, search for humpback and finback whales from April to October, photograph the dramatic rocky shore of Mount Desert Island, or kayak past granite cliffs and hidden beaches. In town, visitors will find quaint boutiques and delicious restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining. The hub of Bar Harbor village comprises West, Cottage, Mt. Desert, and Main Streets (
Bar Harbor for Fall Foliage.Autumn in Bar Harbor is a remarkable show of brilliant colors. Few places in the country offer the unique diversity of Bar Harbor’s forested landscape of changing leaves coupled with the rocky shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center - Bar Harbor, Maine (ME)
119 Eden Street (Rte 3) Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Reservations: 800-336-2463 Telephone: 207-288-5801 Fax: 207-288-8402