- The list below includes 80 free or cheap things to do in or near Southwest Harbor, Maine, including 56 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Specialty Museums, Gardens and Food Shops.
- From Beech Cliff Loop to Perpendicular Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Southwest Harbor and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Deer Isle, Ellsworth and Castine.
Preserved for eternity at the Cole Land Transportation Museum is United States military memorabilia and land transportation equipment. Some of the antiques available for viewing include potato diggers, tractors, fire engines, motorcycles, bicycles, and snowplows.
One of the participants of the Ready to Learn national program, the Maine Discovery Museum was opened in 2001. Besides the hands-on exhibitions and the learning programs, it can also host birthday parties and other special events.
Dedicated to the Second Regiment of Volunteers, the Mount Hope Garden Cemetery is also the resting place of local and national celebrities, including Lincoln's prime-minister. The Soldier's Memorial, erected in 1864, is the oldest such memorial in America.
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Corner of Harlow and Franklin Streets, Bangor, ME 04401 MoreLess Info
With over 15 vendors attending, Bangor Farmers Market offers visitors a selection of produce, baked goods, and flowers. The market is set up in a parking lot, with each vendor operating at a tent.