- TripBuzz found 92 things to do with kids in or near Mount Desert, Maine, including 82 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Castine and Ellsworth.
- From Somes Sound to Sea Princess Cruises, the Mount Desert area offers 61 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Hiking Trails, Magic Shows and Specialty Museums.
- Mount Desert is a beautifully scenic harbor village on Main's Mount Desert Island. Primarily a residential location during the summer months, it is a popular tourist destination year round. Water recreation is the most popular draw of the area, as well as the villages natural state park and picturesque gardens.
Spanning over 47,000 acres, Acadia National Park encompasses various islands and offers scenic views of mountains, waterfronts, and woodlands. Over 40 different species of mammalian wildlife and a wide variety of plants are found here.
The Abbe Museum was first opened to the public in 1928. The history and culture of the Native Americans in the Maine region are the focus of the collections within the museum and is actually spread over two locations in Bar Harbor.
Diver's Ed Dive-In Theater offers a two-hour boat trip around Frenchman Bay in Acadia National Park. As the boat travels along, divers dive into the water and bring real-time scenes and sounds of the ocean floor via television to those onboard, and ocean life is brought on board the boat.
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The Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour is a 3.5-hour boat tour offered daily in the summer. The boat stops at three lighthouses and a puffin nesting area, and visitors can also see seals and eagles.
Conducted in the waters both in and around the Acadia National Park, the company Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding offers many services and tours in the region. Visitors can have paddleboarding instruction, access rentals, and take yoga classes as well.