- TripBuzz found 72 things to do with kids in or near Bar Harbor, Maine, including 42 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Southwest Harbor, Ellsworth, Mount Desert and Trenton.
- From Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf to Bar Harbor Whalewatch Co. Lighthouse Tour, the Bar Harbor area offers 61 different types of family activities, including: Boat Tours, Kayaking, Hiking Trails and Boat Cruise.
- Situated along Maine's Atlantic coast, Bar Harbor was first settled in 1796. The town has a population of under 5,300 and was previously a summer colony for super-affluent citizens before a fire in 1947. Many famous people have connections to Bar Harbor, including John D. Rockefeller, Jr., JP Morgan, and Cornelius Vanderbilt.
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.
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers whale and puffin watching tours, lighthouse tours, lobster fishing, and cruises to Baker Island. Visitors on these tours often see dolphins, eagles, porpoises, puffins, seals, and whales.
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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School offers personalized climbing instruction from trained and certified instructors and guides. They provide all climbing equipment for customers, and guide year-round, even in snow and ice.
Diver's Ed Dive-In Theater offers a two-hour boat trip around Frenchman Bay in Acadia National Park. As the boat travels along, divers dive into the water and bring real-time scenes and sounds of the ocean floor via television to those onboard, and ocean life is brought on board the boat.
Starting from the pier at The Harborside Hotel & Marina, the Lulu Lobster Boat offers visitors a two-hour tour of Bar Harbor on a downeast-style lobster boat. Captain John Nicolai narrates the tour with many folklore stories, along with some history.
National Park Sea Harbor Tours offers 5 1/2 to 6 mile trips around the western shore of Acadia sometimes including Western Bay, Blue Hill Bay, and Somes Sound. Participants in the half-day trip see marine birds, harbor seals, gray seals, and harbor porpoises.
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Offering full and half day climbing courses for climbers of all ages and experience levels, Atlantic Climbing School features a staff of certified guides and instructors. They provide all necessary equipment.
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.