Things To Do & See On The Way To Acadia National Park

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Bar Harbor is on Mount Desert Island, which is located on the Atlantic Ocean about two-thirds of the way up the jagged Maine coast. The town is connected to the mainland by a bridge from the town of Trenton.

Bangor, Maine

This lively river city with a population of 31,500 is at the geographic center of the state. Distance to Bar Harbor: 50 miles.

Waterville, Maine

A city of neighborhoods and cultural renewal, Waterville has a population of 15,600. Distance to Bar Harbor: 100 miles.

Augusta, Maine

Maine’s capital and government center has a population of 18,500. Distance to Bar Harbor: 120 miles.

Portland, Maine

With a population just over 64,000, Portland is Maine’s largest city and cultural center. Distance to Bar Harbor: 175 miles.

Auburn-Lewiston, Maine

Joined by the Bernard Lown Peace Bridge, the towns of Auburn and Lewiston have a combined population of 59,000. Distance to Bar Harbor: 150 miles.

Camden, Maine

One of Maine’s most scenic coastal towns, Camden has a resident population just over 5,200. Distance to Bar Harbor: 50 miles.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth is a popular and picturesque harbor town with a population of 21,000. Distance to Bar Harbor: 225 miles.

Boston, Massachusetts

This major urban center of the northeast has a population of 645,000. Distance to Bar Harbor: 280 miles.

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