- TripBuzz found 88 things to do with kids in or near Southwest Harbor, Maine, including 75 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Ellsworth and Castine.
- From Vagabond Deep Sea Fishing to Mansell Boat Rental, the Southwest Harbor area offers 61 different types of family activities, including: Hiking Trails, Sailing, Specialty Museums and Gardens.
- Located on Maine's Mount Desert Island is the small town of Southwest Harbor. Home to a modest population of just over 1,700, the area is known as a quiet jewel favored by travelers looking to relax and enjoy waterfront recreation. The city offers exceptional fresh seafood, ferry rides to Great Cranberry Island and hosts an annual Flamingo Day Parade.
Located on the premises of the public library, the Camden Harbor Park & Amphitheatre can be rented for special events such as weddings and concerts. This complex is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
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The Appledone II is the schooner described in Dreams of Natural Places, A New England Schooner Odyssey and Sailing Three Oceans, and is the last schooner custom built by Harvey Gamage Shipyard. Visitors on the 86-foot vessel can see wildlife when they go on a Schooner Appledone II Windjammer Cruise.
Noted breeders of Belted Galloway Cattle, Aldermere Farms is both an educational center and a working farm. Open to visitors, it features scenic views, educational programs with a focus on sustainability, and beef and cattle products for sale.
Penobscot Bay YMCA is a health and fitness center that offers a variety of programs for all ages. The center features a swimming pool, sauna, therapy pool, gymnasium, rock climbing center, and a variety of fitness equipment.
The Merryspring Horticultural Nature Park is a leisure park that features an herb garden, a gazebo titled 'The Hexagon', and a greenhouse. The park offers guided nature walks, bug safaris, and weekend workshops.
Camden-Rockport Historical Society maintains the Conway Homestead Museum, which is comprised of an eighteenth century house, nineteenth century barn, a blacksmith shop and a maple sugar house. It also contains the Cramer Museum which exhibits artifacts, memorabilia and archives.
A unique statue in its own right, the Andre the Seal Statue is dedicated to a seal which was saved by a local fisherman, becoming a sort of local mascot. The marble statue was unveiled by Andre himself, 8 years before he died in 1986.
Landscaped with shrubs and fountains, Golfer's Crossing Mini Golf offers a challenging miniature golf course for children. The course is outdoors and features several obstacles like water and elevation challenges.