Bar Harbor is a charming coastal town full of cute restaurants, shops and perfect views. During our time in Maine, we found ourselves ending our days in Bar Harbor after a day of exploring in Acadia National Park. As I mentioned here, free parking can be found fairly easily along the streets in Bar Harbor. The town is very walkable so exploring every nook and cranny is easy to do.
We started off going into each shop then made our way back to our favorites to buy our treasures. Some of our purchases included tea, ornaments, cozy long sleeve t-shirts, a carved loon decoy and a walking stick!
Some of my favorite shops included:
Bark Harbor – A great dog shop
The Christmas Shop– Beautiful ornaments galore
Bar Harbor Tea Company– You have to get the blueberry tea!
The Acadia Shop– The best Acadia T-shirts, stickers and hats
In the Woods– Tons of uniquely carved items. Wade bought his wooden walking stick here and also where we found out beloved Loon.
There are also a ton of restaurants to enjoy- I will get into more about all we ate in Maine in another post but here were some of the most popular food spots from my research:
Side Street Cafe- Something for everyone here. Tons of sandwiches, warm soups and brews to choose from
Stewman’s Lobster Pot– Sit outside on the deck and enjoy some clam chowder and lobster rolls!
Jordan’s Restaurant– Best breakfast in town!
Geddy’s– Classic American food with a fun night scene.
Pink Pastry Shop– Try the lemon blueberry whoopee pies!
If you head along the water you will find various ticket offices for whale and nature cruises. If you continue walking along the water towards the Country Club you will find the entrance path to Bar Island. At low tide, you can walk across a natural sand bar to the island which has various hiking paths with great views of Desert Island and Bar Harbor.
Check out some photos of our time in Bar Harbor below!
Looking for more Maine? Check out a Walk Around Jordan Pond, Acadia’s Steep Pemetic Mountain, Cliff Walk in Acadia, Magical Green Lake and 4 Reasons to Visit Freeport Maine and Biking Acadia’s Carriage Roads.