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11 Things to Do in Bar Harbor When it Rains

So, your Bar Harbor vacation is approaching and you’ve been diligently (obsessively) checking the weather to make sure you pack appropriately, but the forecast calls for some rain. Even Vacationland can’t guarantee perfect weather, but don’t worry, there are plenty of things to do in Bar Harbor when it rains. Our little island may be […]

Packing for Bar Harbor

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Guide to Packing for 3 Days in Bar Harbor, Maine So, you’re planning a Bar Harbor vacation, and you want to know what to bring. Besides being full time residents of Mount Desert Island ourselves, we’ve also welcomed guests from across the country to our slice of coastal, Maine and have plenty of advice on […]

Mount Desert Island Scavenger Hunt: Exploring Acadia & Bar Harbor with Kids

Mount Desert Island may be small, but between the charming town of Bar Harbor and the beautiful landscape of Acadia National Park, it can be tough deciding where to go and what to see, especially if you’ve got youngsters in tow. How do you hit all the best spots around the island, ensure there’s plenty […]

Biking Bar Harbor & Acadia

Your Guide to Biking Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor In our humble opinion, biking offers one of the best ways to enjoy the pink granite mountains, tall spruces, stunning ocean views, and quaint shops of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Named the second-best national park for cyclists, Acadia has long been a destination […]

Off Season Splendor

The Best Time to Go to Acadia National Park Picture this: Acadia’s iconic Park Loop Road padded with a few inches of bright snow and patterned with cross country ski tracks and snowshoe prints. Freshly formed icicles glisten on the pink granite cliffs. A white-tailed deer steps carefully through the quiet forest among pine boughs […]

Sunrise Seekers: Bar Harbor Motel to Cadillac Summit

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Pillow to Peak: Bar Harbor Motel to Cadillac Mountain Sunrise Hike If you’re planning a trip to Acadia, you’ve probably considered catching a sunrise at Cadillac Mountain, and for good reason! Not only is Cadillac the highest peak in the park, it’s also the highest point on the eastern seaboard and provides visitors with magnificent, […]

Getting a Taste of Acadia’s Waters on Your Trip to Bar Harbor

First-Person Perspective of an Orange Kayak on the Ocean

Located more than 150 miles up the state’s jagged coast, Maine’s largest island juts into the cold waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Only one road connects Mount Desert Island to the mainland, leaving every edge surrounded with views of Frenchman Bay and the Mount Desert Narrows.Life in and around Mount Desert Island has been […]