The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor - 207-288-6051

The Jackson Laboratory is an internationally recognized nonprofit genetics research institution founded in 1929 with more than 1,300 employees in Maine and California. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community. As a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, the Laboratory researches cancer as well as many other genetic diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer's and heart disease.

The Laboratory provides twice-weekly public tours from June through September on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to register, email:

Bar Harbor Brewing Company
Bar Harbor - 207-288-4592

For a little over a decade, we have produced several gold and even platinum winning brews, all while producing only 260 barrels of bottle-conditioned beer a year. This is not just beer to drink. This is beer to be celebrated. Try any Bar Harbor Brew and see what a champ tastes like.

8 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor

The Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop
Bar Harbor - 207-288-3886

The Bar Harbor Bike Shop has served the year-round needs of the recreational and sport bikers on Mount Desert Island for more than 25 years. Local residents and visitors from around the world rent, buy, and ride our bikes. From children's tricycles to high-performance off-road and racing bikes, Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop offers the best name brands, the highest quality equipment, and a knowledgeable staff.

Acadia National Park Guided Tours

Learn more about Acadia National Park by joining a park ranger on a walk, campfire program, hike, boat cruise, or one of the many other programs offered from mid-May to mid-October. Some programs require advanced reservations and a fee. Most programs are free. A number of programs are wheelchair accessible; check with park staff for accessibility. Park programs are listed in the park newspaper, the Beaver Log, or you can explore the Schedule of Events to find out what's happening on a specific day.

Acadian Nature Cruises
Bar Harbor - 888-533-9253 / 207-288-2386

Take a two hour, fully narrated cruise of Frenchman Bay and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine, Acadia National Park, the islands of Frenchman Bay and the shoreline of Bar Harbor. Our Nature Cruises leave daily from Bar Harbor, Maine in search of eagles, porpoises, seals, and other interesting marine mammals and birds. We also feature views of timeless mansions, Egg Rock lighthouse and occasionally migrating birds that have ventured into Frenchman Bay.

Acadia Bike
Bar Harbor - 207-288-9605 / 800-526-8615

Acadia Bike features the largest bicycle rental fleet in New England, so you're sure to get the bike you want. Enjoy Acadia's natural wonders as you pedal the car-free carriage roads or Park Loop Road. Our bikes - new each year, most with front suspension - are meticulously maintained and custom-fitted to ensure you'll have a great ride. All sizes, plus tandems, trailers & kids' bikes. Low rates, with discount for advance reservations. Located in downtown Bar Harbor, across from the post office. Open daily at 8 AM.

48 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Coastal Kayaking Tours
Bar Harbor - 207-288-9605 / 800-526-8615

We specialize in small groups (12 people per tour) and personalized service, featuring the island's most experienced guide staff. Glide among the islands of Frenchman Bay, seeing seals, porpoises, bald eagles and other wildlife. Trips from 2-and-a-half hours to 3 days. Paddle with us and see why Coastal Kayaking Tours, with 24 years experience, is New England's premier sea kayaking outfitter. Have fun with our superb guides! No experience necessary. Located in downtown Bar Harbor, across from the post office. Open every day at 8 AM.

48 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Oceanarium & Lobster Hatchery
Bar Harbor - 207-288-5005

Enjoy an up-close experience with marine life. At the oceanarium on Rt. 3 take a guided tour of a salt marsh and the Maine Lobster Museum. At the working lobster hatchery we take you on a fascinating tour to see mother lobsters & baby lobsters & the hatchery process. Combination tickets available. Group discounts and tours.

Rt. 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Mount Desert Island Biological Lab Tours
Bar Harbor - 207-288-3147

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, located on Route 3 in Salisbury Cove, (watch for the signs) offers bi-weekly tours of the facility and aquarium, Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 PM. The tour includes a brief presentation describing the work of the Laboratory and a touch tank demonstration narrated by a naturalist. Have you ever touched live starfish, skates, sharks, sand dollars, anemone, and sea urchins? Come experience this unforgettable tour. Take the Island Explorer bus #1 from the Bar Harbor Village Green.

For more information call 207-288-3147

or email:

Bar Harbor Cellars Winery
Bar Harbor - 207-288-3907

Bar Harbor Cellars Winery is located at Sweet Pea Farm in Bar Harbor, Maine. For over a generation, Sweet Pea Farm has grown fresh cut flowers and produce for local consumption. Our vineyard, begun in 2003, is part of our commitment to sustainable agriculture here on Mount Desert Island. We now produce and bottle wine from both European and local fruit and invite guests to visit our farm and tour the facility from mid-May through mid-October.

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.
Bar Harbor - 207-288-2386 / 1-888-WHALES-4

Join us for one of our many adventurous boating tours on the Gulf of Maine. We feature several distinct whale watching, sightseeing, light house and nature trips which sail daily throughout the summer season. The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company has spared no expense in order to offer you a spectacular opportunity to experience the awe inspiring beauty of the magnificent mammals of the sea. Come and enjoy a fantastic experience you will never forget.

1 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

National Park Sea Kayak Tours
Bar Harbor - 1-800-347-0940

Located at 39 Cottage St. in Bar Harbor, National Park Sea Kayak Tours is dedicated to providing its guests with quality Ecological Sea Kayak Tours on the "Western Side" of Mount Desert Island. National Park Sea Kayak is owned and operated by a Mount Desert Island native. Paddle with Experienced Professional Maine Sea Kayak Guides. Discover why the remote "West Side" is the preferred paddling area to: view wildlife, explore the undeveloped Coast of Maine and experience that "off the beaten path" feeling that many people seek out.

Acadia & Island Tours - Oli's Trolley
Bar Harbor - 207-288-9899

Allow us to take you on a historical tour of the days gone by & transport you back to the cottage days of Bar Harbor with whimsical tales of a lost era. Then through the highlights of Acadia National Park. Fun for the whole family. We offer 2 1/2 or one hour trolley tours with stops for walks and pictures. Tickets at 1 West St., Harbor Place Bldg. next to Town Pier.

Acadia National Park Tours
Bar Harbor - 207-288-0300

Bar Harbor and Acadia's First and Finest Sightseer: "Get the Story Behind the Scenery!" - 2 1/2 hours of the best sights and stories with 15 minute stops throughout Acadia National Park, including the top of Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole. Native guides provide an informative and entertaining narrative. Satisfying tour-goers since 1955. Tours daily at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, rain or shine. Tickets and departures from Testa's Restaurant, 53 Main St., Bar Harbor. Reservations recommended.

Maine State Sea Kayak
Southwest Harbor - 1-877-481-9500

Established in 2000 on the quiet "Ecological Side" of Mount Desert Island. We are a small professional sea kayaking tour company dedicated to providing our clients with paddles of the highest quality. Maine State Sea Kayak conducts Ecological Tours on the remote "Western Side" of Mount Desert Island. Maine State Sea Kayak is independently owned and operated by Robert Shaw, a lifelong year 'round Mount Desert Island native.

Atlantic Brewing Company
Bar Harbor - 207-288-BEER / 1-800-475-5417

Located 10 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, off Route 3. Come see how Bar Harbor's #1 local beers, wines and sodas are produced. Free tastings from 10 AM to 5 PM every day. Free Tours @ 2, 3 & 4 PM daily. On site gift shop and tasting room, plus the Knox Road Grille Restaurant (open 11:30-8 PM) and the famous Dougie Douglas Mainely Meat barbeque. Special Events & group functions are welcome.

15 Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Sea Princess Cruises
Northeast Harbor - 207-276-5352

Discover the treasure of Mount Desert Island's southern shore on the Sea Princess' unforgettable scenic nature cruises. Watch seals basking on East Bunker Ledge, see a bald eagle soar overhead, visit the quaint fishing village of Islesford on Little Cranberry Island, and take in the majestic splendor of Somes Sound fjord's mountain peaks and rugged shores.

The Sea Princess offers a variety of professionally narrated trips daily out of Northeast Harbor, offering trips at 10 AM, 1 PM, 3:45 PM, 5:15 PM Sunset Dinner Cruise, or our 7 PM Sunset Cruise.

Call for reservations and to check the seasonal schedule.
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