Bar Harbor, Maine Travel Tips
Bar Harbor, ME, is a nature lover's paradise that's located on Mount Desert Island. This seaside village is ideal for tourists who enjoy a small-town atmosphere and all of the charm that comes from being in close proximity to the water. Hotels are the last place tourists will want to stay when visiting this beautiful town. To fully appreciate the ambiance of Bar Harbor, Maine, vacation rentals are the way to go.
Vacation Home Rentals has an impressive selection of for-rent-by-owner properties. Once accommodations are taken care of, soon-to-be visitors may want to study any tip that can make their family vacation the best one possible. Packing appropriately is one of those tips. When packing to stay in one of the Bar Harbor condo rentals, bring clothing for cool weather, even during the summer. Bar Harbor average temperatures can fluctuate from warm during the day to cool at night, with average high temperatures in the upper 70s in the summer and the low 30s in the winter.
Attractions and things to do are plentiful for families staying in vacation rentals. Bar Harbor is a great place to view the whales. Guided tours are one way to do that and also see other forms of wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, and sharks. Other outdoor activities for families who stay in Bar Harbor vacation rentals include Bar Island Trails and roughly 125 miles worth of trails for hiking or walking. These trails range from very easy to strenuous. Visit Acadia National Park for outstanding views and activities, such as bicycling, hiking and camping.
Museums are a wonderful place for parents to take their families while staying in vacation rentals in Bar Harbor, Maine. The George B. Dorr Museum of Nature
is one of these museums and includes exhibits featuring a variety of marine creatures. Abbe Museum is another museum to visit; however, this one has two locations. Families can view exhibits of the Wabanaki, who are the native people of Maine. These exhibits are available year-round at the downtown Bar Harbor location. The second location is at Sieur de Monts Spring. At this location, tourists are able to enjoy the archeological discoveries of the early 20th century. The Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum is yet another museum in the city. Other tourist attractions to see while staying in Bar Harbor vacation rentals include the Mount Desert Island Oceanarium.
Bar Harbor, Maine, vacation rentals are perfect during events in the city. Events can make it even more crowded than usual in Bar Harbor. Vacation rentals help save vacationing families from overcrowded hotels and allow them to experience any of the events like the locals do. Some of the festivities that take place include the two-day Taste of Bar Harbor in May.
In June, vacationing families can attend the Art in the Park Art Show on the Village Green. This is another two-day event, and it features the works of photographers and painters who both display and sell their works.
A wonderful time to rent a Bar Harbor vacation rental is during the 4th of July. The daylong festivities start with breakfast and include a seafood festival, concerts, parades, and fireworks.
In September, tourists will enjoy the annual Acadia Night Sky Festival
, which promotes protecting the night sky and its view.