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Area Attractions

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and More

Acadia National Park

Park Entrance Passes

All vehicles, bikers, and hikers require an entrance pass to enter Acadia National Park. Passes can be bought in the park, online, or at our front desk.

Cadillac Mountain

Visitors must have a park entrance pass to enter the park in addition to purchasing a vehicle reservation for Cadillac Summit Road.

Recommended Hikes

Our carefully curated list of amazing hikes in Acadia National Park and the surrounding area. See links for other fantastic hiking resources.

Acadia’s Most Famous Landmarks

Acadia National Park has many amazing sights to see and places to visit, but these are some the most famous!

Outdoor Recreation

Activities Beyond Hiking

Most people when visiting Bar Harbor and Mount Dessert Island will hike and sightsee in Acadia National Park, but there is so much more to do!

Bar Island

Bar Island, located just off of Bar Harbor, has a sandbar that makes the Island accessible for 1.5 hours before and after low tide. Thunder Hole is best seen at about midway between low and high tide.

Sunrise and Sunset Views

MDI and Acadia National Park have some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We have made a list of some of our favorite places to go around the Island to enjoy the sunrise or sunset.


The Looking Glass Restaurant

Best views from a restaurant on the island! Located on our
property at the top of the Wonder View Inn grounds.

Staff Recommended Restaurants

There are many great restaurants in Bar Harbor, but here is a short list of some of our favorites.

Best Lobster in MDI

Our favorite places for lobster rolls and boiled lobster in Mount Desert Island. All of these restaurants are fantastic places to get lobster!

Fun Activities

Activities for Kids

Here is a list of some kid friendly activities to do in the area. Activities include local marine life exploration, a lumberjack show, mini golf, and more!

Day Trips off of MDI

Some guests are looking to explore more of Downeast and Mid Coast Maine and so we have made a list of some fun day trips off the island!

Rainy Day Activities

Many of Bar Harbor’s most popular activities are not available when it is raining so we have compiled a list of some of our favorite thing to do on a rainy day!

Church Services

Church Services in the MDI Area

Here is a list of church services in Bar Harbor and the surrounding communities.