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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

National Park
“Absolutely beautiful park. Worth braving the crowds! If it's too crowded for hiking, the loop road is a very scenic drive.”
  • 156 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Indie Movie Theatre
“Only movie theatre on Mt. Desert Island. Features current movies and typically has one movie for children.”
  • 44 locals recommend
“Prime spot for incredible views of Frenchman’s Bay- fabulous drive up the mountain- hiking trails all around. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Seafood Restaurant
“Casual, good food. Burgers, specialty sandwiches, cocktails, Lobster Mac and cheese. Back room is great for kids. Downtown Bar Harbor. You can get on the wait list at their website.”
  • 30 locals recommend
“The main grocery store on the island. Anything you need can be found here. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bus Line
“Get a free ride and take your bike with you! Offered during the summer season. They are sponsored by Maine company LLBean.”
  • 20 locals recommend
“Learn about our forbearers...the People of the Dawnland. A beautifully authentic museum filled with authentic Wabanaki bskertry, jewelry, books, music and history.”
  • 22 locals recommend
“Jordan Pond House is a popular restaurant inside Acadia National Park, serving popovers and American fare. One can sit outdoors, with a view of Jordan Pond and "the Bubbles": mountains in the background that are popular for hiking.”
  • 28 locals recommend
“BAR HARBOR—My favorite place for brunch. Also has a great dinner menu. If you are traveling alone, dine at the bar. The bartenders are very friendly. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“Lots of good place in Bar Harbor but for good food, atmosphere and service Havana's is great. They have an outdoor patio/bar that's terrific. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“They try real hard to find Whales for viewing. Sunfish typically come right up to the boat for viewing humans!”
  • 13 locals recommend
“Great for sandwich on the go. Coffee, bred, bakery. There is a nice garden in the back.”
  • 16 locals recommend
“Large beach on the ocean, and at the beginning of Ocean Drive So many hiking trails and beautiful views!”
  • 13 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
American Restaurant
“Open all year, McKay's Pub was established in an old house and has a warm, comfortable ambiance with outdoor seating in a garden setting in the warmer months. Their menu is varied with consistently good food made from fresh ingredients with a nice flair. This is one of my personal favorite restaurants. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“I've known Ed for thirty five years. He was a character then, and that hasn't changed. This is a way to get both a boat ride and a marine biology experience in one day. A high point for all of the children in our lives!”
  • 8 locals recommend
“BAR HARBOR—Best blackened haddock and clam chowder on the island. Pub food but very good and generous portions. Lots of options for everyone. GF bread, salads, burgers, seafood.... good place for a hearty lunch after a big hike. ”
  • 11 locals recommend