- 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.
Visitors can tour the coastal waters of Penobscot Bay with an experienced sailor with Morning In Maine Boat Tour. The guide leads visitors on a sight seeing tour of the coast, while providing tips on how to steer the boat.
The Coastal Children's Museum is a museum aimed at aiding children in discovering and learning about a variety of different topics. Featured exhibits include displays on the natural world, the arts and sciences, and the diversity of Maine's Coast.
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9 Water Street, Rockland, ME MoreLess Info
Dedicating to preserving the natural habitats and animals in the region, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center offers visitors a museum that displays the ecological features of the area. The center also hosts lectures and films on conservation.
The Sail Power and Steam Museum is a unique attraction that provides entertainment for all ages. An educational trip through nautical history features a huge collection of artifacts, photos, and much more. Tours are self-guided or given by the owner.
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Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841 MoreLess Info
The Stephen Taber is the oldest sailing vessel in continuous use in the United States. Schooner Stephen Taber Day cruises has four to six day cruises around Maine water on the over 145 year old vessel.