Local Attractions

Mount Desert Island is a perfect vacation getaway anytime of the year. Summers are busy with many activities to choose from, while the winter months provide a relaxing getaway and fewer crowds. Many of the activities listed on this page are seasonal and close after Columbus Day. We suggest that you check directly with the organization to check on availability and hours during the off-season.

Local Information Centers

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce 207-288-3393
Southwest Harbor Chamber of Commerce 207-244-9264
Thompson Island Information 207-288-3411
Hancock County Tourism

Acadia National Park

General Information 207-288-3338
Park Ranger Program 207-288-3338
Emergency 207-288-8791
Wildwood Stables – Carriages of Acadia 207-276-3622
Acadia Magic


Isle au Haut Co. 207-367-5193
Beal & Bunker (Cranberry Isles) 207-244-3575
Maine State Ferry Service (Bass Harbor to Swan’s Isl.) 207-244-3254
The Cat Ferry Nova Scotia (Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia) 877-762-7245


Schooner Downeast Sailing Adventures 207-288-2216 or 888-405-SAIL
Downeast Windjammer Cruises 207-288-4585 or 207-288-2373
Sea Princess Cruises 207-276-5352
Island Cruises 207-244-5785
Cranberry Cove Ferry 207-244-5882

Whale Watches

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company 207-288-2386


COA Natural History Museum 207-288-5015
Wendell Gilley Bird Carving 207-244-7555
Maine Granite Industry Museum 207-244-7299
Seal Cove Auto Museum 207-244-9242
The Oceanarium 207-288-5005
The Schoodic Institute 207-288-1310

Animal Parks

Kisma Preserve 207-667-3244

Sea Kayaking/ Canoeing

Coastal Kayaking 207-288-9605
Maine State Sea Kayak 207-244-9500
National Park Canoe Rental 207-244-5854

Bus Tours

Oli’s Trolley 207-288-9899
Acadia National Park Tours 207-288-0300

Rock Climbing/Mountaineering

Atlantic Climbing School 207-288-2521
Acadia Mountain Guides 207-288-8186

Bike Rentals

Southwest Cycle 207-244-5856
Acadia Bike 207-288-9605
Acadia Outfitters 207-801-9086
Bar Harbor Bike Shop 207-288-3886
Island Time Ebike Rentals 207-779-4665


Causeway Golf Club 207-244-3780
Kebo Valley Golf Course 207-288-3000
Northeast Harbor Golf Club 207-276-5335
Pirate’s Cove Mini Golf 207-288-2133
Golf of Maine Mini Golf 207-266-7560