Island Activities

Mount Desert Island Maine

Mount Desert Island MaineThe Bluenose Inn is only a leisurely stroll to Bar Harbor village and it’s many activities.

History buffs appreciate the carefully preserved architecture and array of museums … music lovers enjoy the host of summer concerts … the young at heart love the beaches, fishing harbors, mountains, and the many fairs and festivals held throughout the year. You can’t help but leave Mount Desert Island tanned, relaxed, and with a heart full of great memories.

Mount Desert Island has been voted #4 on USA Today’s “10 Best U.S. Islands- Readers’ Choice” AND has been recognized as one of the Top 12 Scenic Islands in the World by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine!

No visit to Bar Harbor would be complete without a trip or two to Acadia National Park which was voted The #1 National Park by USA Today’s “10 Best National Park – Readers’ Choice”!

Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park frequently make the top 10 on TripAdvisor’s polls with Bar Harbor being #4 on TripAdvisor’s 10 Destinations on the Rise 2013 Travelers’ Choice and Acadia National Park being #2 Outdoor Destination by TripAdvisor’s 2010 Travelers’ Choice Poll.

Acadia has long been one of America’s most treasured national parks. Within the Park’s 40,000 acres, visitors will discover some of the most varied and dramatic scenery anywhere: countless glacier-carved granite cliffs, seventeen mountain peaks, dozens of islands and fresh water lakes, salt marshes, and the only fjord on the east coast of the United States. Visit this site for more “Activities in Acadia National Park.”

When you arrive at the Bluenose Inn, our helpful staff will provide you with a map of MDI and Bar Harbor. Our gift shop offers a selection of hiking maps and books.

Mount Desert Island offers a wide array of activities from boat tours to golfing, to scenic flights on a Cessna 172. Click here to visit the Scenic flights of Acadia Website, they  offer our guests a 10% discount!

Kebo Valley Golf Club here in Bar Harbor (the eighth oldest course in the country) offers our guests a substantial discount. Click here to visit the Kebo Valley Golf Club Website.

On the water activities include: Aquaterra Adventures – Sea Kayak tours, Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Lulu Lobster Boat Rides, and more.