1. Acadia NP & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving and Walking Tour
See everything Maine has to offer on a self-guided tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia. Drive to Egg Rock Overlook for stunning views, hike down the easy Ocean Path, and see the historic Bar Harbor Inn. Before you head to Bar Harbor, download the Action Tour Guide app. Make your way to Bar Harbor Pier and begin your adventure. Head west and hear about Bar Harbor’s early days as a fishing town and its transformation during the Gilded Age. Cross a land bridge to the beautiful, untouched Bar Island before heading to the West Street Historic District. Marvel at the majestic homes dating back to the Gilded Age. Take a picture of La Rochelle, an extravagant Gilded Age mansion now functioning as a museum. Continue to the Primrose Inn and hear about a fire that ravaged the town before strolling past the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, St. Saviour's Episcopal Church., and the Jessup Memorial Library. If you wish, buy a ticket to the Abbe Museum and find a collection dedicated to the Wabanaki people. Then, relax in the Village Green, designed by the same woman who created the White House Rose Garden. Stroll down Main Street, stopping in a shop to grab a souvenir or in a restaurant or cafe, before heading to the Shore Path. Stroll along the picturesque waterfront and learn about Bar Harbor's early history and local flora. Finish your of Bar Harbor with a walk past the historic Bar Harbor Inn. Begin your tour of Acadia just north of Bar Harbor. Drive south to an overlook with a stunning view of Cadillac Mountain. Continue to the wilderness oasis of Beaver Pond. As you drive, hear the legend of the celestial bear hunt Native tribes saw in the night sky. Then, drive to Egg Rock Overlook for views of a distant, peculiar lighthouse. At the Ocean Path, hop out of your car and walk the easy Ocean Path to get a picture of the ocean. Bring your sandals to walk on the sandy beach before driving past some rocky coves and a beach full of boulders. Finish your Acadia tour with a drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain for unbeatable views of the surrounding land and sea.