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Acadia NP & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving and Walking Tour

1. Acadia NP & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving and Walking Tour

See everything Maine has to offer on a self-guided tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia. Drive to Egg Rock Overlook for stunning views, hike down the easy Ocean Path, and see the historic Bar Harbor Inn. Before you head to Bar Harbor, download the Action Tour Guide app. Make your way to Bar Harbor Pier and begin your adventure. Head west and hear about Bar Harbor’s early days as a fishing town and its transformation during the Gilded Age. Cross a land bridge to the beautiful, untouched Bar Island before heading to the West Street Historic District. Marvel at the majestic homes dating back to the Gilded Age. Take a picture of La Rochelle, an extravagant Gilded Age mansion now functioning as a museum. Continue to the Primrose Inn and hear about a fire that ravaged the town before strolling past the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, St. Saviour's Episcopal Church., and the Jessup Memorial Library. If you wish, buy a ticket to the Abbe Museum and find a collection dedicated to the Wabanaki people. Then, relax in the Village Green, designed by the same woman who created the White House Rose Garden. Stroll down Main Street, stopping in a shop to grab a souvenir or in a restaurant or cafe, before heading to the Shore Path. Stroll along the picturesque waterfront and learn about Bar Harbor's early history and local flora. Finish your of Bar Harbor with a walk past the historic Bar Harbor Inn. Begin your tour of Acadia just north of Bar Harbor. Drive south to an overlook with a stunning view of Cadillac Mountain. Continue to the wilderness oasis of Beaver Pond. As you drive, hear the legend of the celestial bear hunt Native tribes saw in the night sky. Then, drive to Egg Rock Overlook for views of a distant, peculiar lighthouse. At the Ocean Path, hop out of your car and walk the easy Ocean Path to get a picture of the ocean. Bring your sandals to walk on the sandy beach before driving past some rocky coves and a beach full of boulders. Finish your Acadia tour with a drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain for unbeatable views of the surrounding land and sea.

Bar Harbor: Historic Self-Guided Audio Guide Tour

2. Bar Harbor: Historic Self-Guided Audio Guide Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. NOTE: This 1+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Bar Harbor in 1-2 hours. Explore Bar Harbor with your app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Enjoy animated videos that allow you to see snapshots from different centuries and interior rooms that you otherwise would not be able to see. Begin your tour at Bar Harbor Pier and hear about Bar Harbor’s early days as a fishing town and its transformation during the Gilded Age. Cross a bridge to the untouched Bar Island. Enter the West Street Historic District, with its Gilded Age homes. At the Abbe Museum, find a collection dedicated to the Native Wabanaki of the region. Stroll down Main Street, loaded with shops, restaurants, and cafes. Head to the waterfront Shore Path and encounter a strange landmark left in Bar Harbor during the Ice Age. See the personal tennis court-turned-public park which serves as an example of how Bar Harbor has transformed since the Gilded Age. See the Bar Harbor Inn, established in 1887. Your tour concludes just beyond the inn, right where you began.

Bar Harbor Haunted Ghost Walking Tour

3. Bar Harbor Haunted Ghost Walking Tour

Experience the eerie history of Bar Harbor on this guided tour! Ledgelawn Inn, built in 1904, is a haunted hotspot and known as one of the town's original grand summer estates. The most famous ghost here is Mary Margaret, a jilted bride who roams the third floor, and as one guest claimed, even got into bed with him! Get ready for spine-tingling tales like these. You'll hear more ghostly stories, including the strange occurrences at places like Balance Rock Inn and the legendary Bar Harbor Club. Your guide, Marcus LiBrizzi, a renowned authority on Maine's haunted tales, promises an unforgettable and hair-raising journey through Bar Harbor's haunted sites. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the paranormal firsthand. Explore the mysteries that lurk in the shadows of this charming town.

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4.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Affordable guide to highlights of the park. We were able to drive the park, listening to the audio tour and then go back to areas we wanted to explore in further detail. Informative and easy to use!

great experience, had a nice time walking around Bar Harbor and learning from your guide.

Great tour! Gave us some info and showed off some of the best spots