- 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.
The Rockport Marine Park is situated directly on the harbor waterfront. Guests are able to enjoy activities like canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, fishing, hiking, picnicking, walking paths, and general lounging on the beach.
A Morning in Maine is a 55 feet-long sails ship, which won in 2000 the award Best Sailboat at the Boston Antique and Classic Boat Festival. It offers its visitors trips in the Penobscot Bay and it can also be rented for special events.
If you are looking for a relaxing and scenic place to stay then the Samoset Resort Golf Course has much to offer you. With its 18-hole scenic championship golf course and superb dining experience nearby to keep you occupied and your taste buds satisfied.
Breakwater & Marie Reed Park is a park featuring a mile long jetty (built to form a breakwater to protect the Rockland harbor from the sea.) Visitors to the park can walk across the jetty to a historic lighthouse.