Manor House Inn
Walking Tour of Bar Harbor
Walk through time
Today millions of visitors also arrive by car. Many are unaware of the abundant opportunities for walking in the village of Bar Harbor–for health, historic and natural viewscapes, shopping, people- watching, or simply for fun.
Purchase an Acadia National Park pass. Passes fund vital park maintenance projects and may be purchased at the Village Green Information Center, the Park Visitors’ Center in Hull’s Cove, and the fee station on the Park Loop Road.
Hook up and pick up! Dogs are welcome in Bar Harbor, but please remember to keep them leashed and pick up after them.
For safety’s sake, please cross the road in designated pedestrian crosswalks.
Trails History Islands Museums Architecture Gardens Shopping
The Village Green
Island Explorer shuttle buses are fare-free and take riders to many destinations in Acadia National Park, as well as to campgrounds, hotels, and surrounding villages. Use the bus to access trailheads, carriage road entrances, the Jordan Pond House, the Park Loop Road, and many other locations. Buses carry up to four bicycles, are wheelchair accessible, and will stop to pick up or drop off passengers anywhere it’s safe to pull over. Schedules are available at the Village Green transfer stop.
Cruise Bus Stop
Across the Village Green is an optional bus stop for cruise ship visitors. Disembark here for more shopping, galleries, museums and history. It is only a 15-minute walk back to the tenders.
Bar Harbor Green Market
Local produce, fresh cut flowers and more. Wednesdays 9am–1pm, across from the Island Explorer transfer stop.
The Abbe Museum
Jesup Memorial Library
St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church
1947 Fire Line
Bar Harbor Municipal Building
Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic
The Turrets was John J. Emery’s summer cottage, overlooking Frenchman Bay. This stately building was designed in 1893 by Bruce Price, the architect who also designed Quebec City’s famous Chateau Frontenac, and now houses College of the Atlantic offices and classrooms. The Turrets is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is considered the most important example of cottage-era architecture in Maine open to the public.
While at the College you can also visit the terraced Beatrix Farrand Gardens located between Kaelber Hall and the pier, and check out the exhibits at the Blum Gallery.
West Street Historic District
Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Bar Harbor Post Office
The MDI YMCA has year-round facilities including a gym, fitness room, and swimming pool, in addition to
classes and children’s programs. Visitors can purchase short-term and one-day passes. The YMCA is open seven days a week.
Eden Farmers’ Market
Every Sunday between May and October the YMCA parking lot is transformed into a bustling farmers’ market, featuring fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers as well as delectable baked goods. Open from 10am–1pm.