Bar Harbor, ME

 Bar Harbor, Maine, a quinsentential Maine coastal village perched on the eastern shore of Mt. Desert, is a must stop visit by crewed yacht charter on a yacht charter of New England when cruising along the Maine Coast.  Facing a large harbor and surrounded by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor offers something for everyone.  Stop in Bar Harbor on a crewed yacht charter, and be the first to see the sunrise in the United States on any given day, from the top of Mount Cadillac in Acadia National Park.  Visit the museums of Bar Harbor and Maine history and explore the many shops filled with typically Maine souvenirs.  And enjoy a feast of Maine lobster choosing from a lobster roll to a full lobster boil. All of this and more is available when sailing into Bar Harbor on crewed yacht charter.

Bar Harbor Docks

 In the 19th century, Bar Harbor, Maine was a premier summer resort, with cooling summer breezes, and featured the largest resort hotel at that time in America.  Nearby, the quickly dubbed Millionaire’s Row area of Bar Harbor featured a line of private summer mansions for families with last names such as Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Astor, and Mellon to name a few.  After cruising into Bar Harbor on your crewed yacht charter, stop in at the Bar Harbor Historical Museum, open afternoons, to see the exhibit of photographs, clothing and other historic items from the Gilded Age of Bar Harbor.  And if museums are your interest, the town has other museums as well.  Maine is an area rich in Native American culture and history, which is celebrated at the Abbe Museum.  And take time to visit the Mt. Desert Oceanarium and Lobster Hatchery and the Bar Harbor Whale Museum.

Bar Harbor, ME

Surrounding Bar Harbor is Acadia National Park, with 41,000 acres of glacier carved mountains, valleys, lakes and beaches.  Created by donations from ecologically concerned summer residents from “Millionaire’s Row”, Acadia National Park was the first national park created east of the Mississippi.  There are 120 miles of hiking trails, through terrains for all endurance levels.  And for those who prefer to drive or bicycle through the lovely natural terrain, there is the 27 mile scenic Park Loop Road covering the area from beaches, past pristine lakes and through the mountains.

Bar harbor Shops & Restaurants

 Include Bar Harbor as a stop on your yacht charter itinerary for “Down East” Maine, and wander the streets of this historic town, visiting the various shops and museums, stopping for a taste of lobster and perhaps stopping to sample the brew of a local microbrewery, and enjoy the outdoors where mountains meet the sea at Acadia National Park.