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Downtown Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is the largest community on Mount Desert Island and offers something for every visitor. The town has been New England's premier summer resort for over one hundred years. Visitors to Downtown Bar Harbor Maine can find lodging, shopping, dining, entertainment and recreational activities all within walking distance.

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  • Downtown Bar Harbor has two movie Theaters
  • Many Art Galleries and Museums can be found in Bar Harbor
  • The Largest Parks are Agamont Park, The Ball Field, and the Village Green
  • Green areas and park benches are located along the brick, and granite adorned sidewalks of Bar Harbor Downtown.


Bar Harbor has a beautiful waterfront with museums, walking paths and ocean side dining.

Activities & Attractions

Agamant Park, as well as a number of smaller parks throughout the town, provide plenty of room to enjoy and relax. Beautiful fountains and stonework adorn a number of these settings. A small play ground is available for young children and within a short walking distance, the Glen Mary wadding pool is free for public use.

Park your car and travel the island for free on the Island Explorer bus service departing regularly from the Village Green.

Play games on the Ball Field across from the YMCA like baseball, basketball, frisbee, skate boarding and more.

Small green areas and park benches are found along the sidewalks, giving visitors ample space to sit and watch the bustle and excitement of vacationers. You can also rent scooters or bikes from a few places in the downtown area.


The downtown area has shops offering goods for every interest, from apparel and sports equipment, to local Maine goods. Visitors can park and walk while browsing the stores and enjoying the local scenery.


Bar Harbor offers a wide variety of lodging accommodations in all price ranges and styles from bed and breakfast lodgings in mansion style homes to elaborate hotel resorts. Simple cabin and motor style hotels and even camping can be found within a few miles of downtown.


The area has many options for meals, from going to the local supermarket and having a picnic on the seashore, to having dinner at a five star restaurant; visitors can find both casual and formal dining for all tastes.


The town has two theaters, a number of museums, and many art galleries, for those looking for an educational and enriching experience.

There is also a free Bar Harbor Town Band Summer Concert Series that takes place on Mondays and Thursdays at the towns Village Green.