Explore the history of Schooner Head, one of three rocky promontories that dominate the eastern shoreline of Mount Desert Island.
What could possibly be more pleasant than a stroll along a secluded shore front path – granite outcroppings and the waters of Frenchman Bay on one side, and many of Bar Harbor’s beautiful old homes on the other? Bar Harbor’s Shore Path offers just such an experience.
As a summer community, Bar Harbor enjoys a long history; Native Americans had been summering here hundreds of years before it was “discovered” by the French map maker, Samuel de Champlain in 1604.
An ongoing debate about the pronunciation of the middle word in the phrase Mount Desert Island leads us to no firm conclusion.
If you’ve ever hiked near Champlain Mountain, you’ve seen High Seas. It sits near the base, on a property with almost 1,500 feet of ocean frontage.