- The list below includes 56 free or cheap things to do in or near Bar Harbor, Maine, including 56 different types of inexpensive activities like Kayaking, Hiking Trails, Parks and Paddleboarding.
- From Frenchman Bay to Ocean Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bar Harbor and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ellsworth, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert and Trenton.
Since 1880, people have been hiking along the half-mile Shore Path on Mount Desert Island's eastern shore. Along the way, hikers can see the Porcupine Islands in the distance, view four mansions, and the granite shores.
Spanning over 47,000 acres, Acadia National Park encompasses various islands and offers scenic views of mountains, waterfronts, and woodlands. Over 40 different species of mammalian wildlife and a wide variety of plants are found here.
The Bar Island Trails feature tow different hiking difficulty ratings. The trails to the island are rated easy while paths on the actual island are moderate since they carry visitors in the heavily forested interior with a slightly steep climb.
Agamont Park offers a slope of lawn where visitors can observe a panoramic view of Bar Harbor. The park features a historic Shore Path and a walking path that provides spectacular views of the ocean and the Porcupine Islands.
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Down East Birdwatching & Nature Tours offers personalized birdwatching and nature tours for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Their goal is to help patrons discover flora and fauna with a special emphasis on native and migratory birds.
Bar Harbor's Village Green is a large park at the town's center. The starting point for many of the town's shuttles and tours, it is sometimes host to concerts, weddings, and special events, and is surrounded by restaurants and shopping.
Pirate's Cove offers three different miniature golf courses. The three courses each feature nine holes with waterfalls, and pirate themed landscapes and decor meant to challenge the entire family, or families can play all three courses for a longer experience.