Bar Harbor Tourism, Maine

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Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population is 5,235. Bar Harbor is a popular tourist destination in the Down East region of Maine and home to the College of the Atlantic, Jackson Laboratory, and MDI Biological Laboratory (Salisbury Cove village). Prior to a catastrophic 1947 fire the town was a famous summer colony for the super-affluent elite. Bar Harbor is home to the largest parts of Acadia National Park, including Cadillac Mountain, the highest point within twenty-five miles (40 km) of the coastline of the Eastern United States. The town is served by the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, which has flights on Cape Air and PenAir to Boston, as well as seasonal flights to Newark and Portland, ME on Elite Airways.


Bar Harbour was formerly a holiday retreat of the affluent citizens of North America. Much of the tourism in Bar Harbour is focused on the summertime activities. A lot of the visitors here head to the Acadia National Park for hiking, bird watching, biking or mountain climbing. The views from the Cadillac Mountain have mesmerised many tourists in Bar Harbour. Cyclists can check out the various bicycling routes that pass through Bar Harbour. Love the water more? The Mountain Desert Island is full of marine life and a lighthouse that guides ships into the harbour. Kayaking is possible during low tide when the water also exposes a sand bar near the beach. There are several golf courses where you can enjoy a game with your friends. You can take a boat tour of the sea and the islands close to the harbour. A holiday in Bar Harbour is a must for outdoor enthusiasts.


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Facts and Stats for Bar Harbor*

  • Living in Bar Harbor - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 57.64 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bar Harbor

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bar Harbor

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.66 USD

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