- 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.
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.
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.
Aboard an actual lobster boat, Lulu Lobster Boat Rides offers a variety of tours along Maine's coast. And with an experienced captain, each trip is both entertaining and educational. Some tour options include lobster fishing, sightseeing and seal watching.
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.
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departs from Bar Harbor Inn pier, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 MoreLess Info
A historic watercraft that is 151 feet in length is the focal point of the Margaret Todd Windjammer Cruises. Trips run from an hour and a half to two hours among the islands of Frenchman's Bay.
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.
Tired of the usual land or water based tours of Acadia? Then why not check out what Scenic Flights of Acadia has to offer? They can give you wings to soar over the island and check out the sights with a bird's eye view.
Wolves, bears, alligators, white tigers, owls and vultures – these are some of the animals which find their home at the Acadia Zoo-Kisma Preserve. It is also a center where abandoned domestic animals or other wild animals can find their home.
Water slides, go-karts, aerial zip lines and plenty of other things can make Wild Acadia Fun Park worthy of the visitor's time. It also has its own Snack Shack and can host special events, such as birthday parties.
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127 Bar Harbor Rd, Ellsworth, ME 04605 MoreLess Info
Kids of all ages will surely enjoy Timber Tina's Great Maine Lumberjack Show. They entertain the guests with lumberjack and climbing skills, tree topping, sawing and ax tossing. They offer affordable rates.