Beautiful town with quaint shops and eateries nestled at the edge of Acadia National Park.
More touristy than Southwest Harbor but good summer fun with souvenir shops, ice cream parlors, restaurants, whale watching tours and a lovely Native American museum.
Checks all of the boxes: shopping, great restaurants, awesome hiking trails, scenic whale watching tours!
Bar Harbor is one of the prettiest parts of coastal Maine. You have to see it! The coastline is gorgeous, plenty of places to get fresh lobster, and souvenirs￼. Less than an hour’s drive from the Big Red House.
Everyone has heard of Bah' Habbah' (Bar Harbor, Maine). It is the home to Acadia National Park. Very scenic, but also very crowded in the summer. 1 hour drive southeast of the Cottage, about 48 miles. As an alternative go to Belfast Harbor or to the Bucksport waterfront, much less crowded and…