Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is home to the largest parts of Acadia National Park, including Cadillac Mountain, the highest point within 25 miles (40 km) of the coastline of the Eastern United States, and offshore, the Porcupine Islands.
Bar Harbor is a great base from which to bike, hike and sail around Maine’s Desert Island. It is very crowded in Summer, but the weather is still nice during September and early October. Lu Lu’s Lobster Boat Tour is a must and the Asticou Azalea Gardens is worth a visit.
Things to see and do
* Lu Lu’s Lobster Boat Tour
* Village Green
* Abbe Museum
* Sieur de Monts Spring Nature Center
* Asticou Azalea Gardens
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area - 109.3 sq. km’s
Population – 5,250 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The port is located in Bar Harbor.
Transport Links – There is a small Vermont Transit Bus Line[ terminal on Main Street, with service from Boston. Bus service to and from Boston is available only in the summer. During the remainder of the year there is bus service to Bangor, 74km/46 miles from Bar Harbor.
The Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport is, actually located in Trenton on the outskirts of Ellsworth, on the mainland adjacent to Mount Desert Island. There is scheduled air service to Boston. During the summer there is a free bus service between the airport and Bar Harbor, which takes about 45 minutes,depending on the amount of traffic. Taxi service and rental cars are also available.