Magnificent Views at Every Turn

There is plenty to do and see on Mount Desert Island and in Acadia National Park. Whether you are interested in the area’s unique geology, islands, lighthouses, or hiking trails, the island offers a flawless beauty that entices guest from all over the world to come see our amazing views.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find some of the finest scenic and recreational activities in all of Maine. 
With 49,000+ acres of Acadia National Park at your disposal, you may run out of time, but never things to do in the outdoors.  Whether you explore the park via foot, kayak or bicycle, you are sure to fall in love with its many popular vistas and quiet hideaways.
Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park

Schoodic Peninsula

Across Frenchman Bay to the east of Bar Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula sticks out into the Gulf of Maine south of Maine Route 186.

Shore Path in Bar Harbor, Maine

Shore Path

This pedestrian path along the edge of Frenchman Bay, maintained by the Village Improvement Association of Bar Harbor, begins at the town pier and extends nearly a mile.

Porcupine Islands, Bar Harbor, Maine

Porcupine Islands

Local legend says that the artists who visited Mount Desert Island beginning in the 1830s named these four islands in Frenchman Bay, just offshore from Bar Harbor.