The schooner Margaret Todd raises sail in Frenchman Bay, September 2005. Photograph by Toby Hollis
Welcome to the online edition of Port O’Call, a free walker’s map and guide to Bar Harbor, Maine.
Before you begin your journey through historic Bar Harbor, we invite you to look through the pages of our seasonal guide. Inside, you will find a helpful catalog of what to do, where to shop and eat, and how to see Acadia National Park during your stay here, whether it’s for a few hours or a few days.
Take advantage of the walker’s guide to downtown, and you’re bound to work up a hearty appetite. Then check out our detailed restaurant listings, which describe many of the culinary delights Bar Harbor has to offer. From seafood to sweets, this ocean-side town has a whole lot to tempt the palate.
Of course, no trip to Bar Harbor would be complete without exploring Acadia National Park and the surrounding coastline. Helpful bus tour and whale watch information can be found in our free guide, along with interesting articles highlighting areas of the park.
There is so much to do during the summer and fall in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Museums, gardens, lighthouse tours, music and art festivals, even kayaking on the ocean are all available to the intrepid traveler. Explore the pages of Port O’Call to find the perfect activity for you and your family.
Every issue of Port O’Call includes a wealth of information on the history of Bar Harbor. This year we explore a look back in time to Bar Harbor’s heyday as a watering place for the wealthy, Acadia National Park’s famous Jordan Pond House, and Maine’s only museum dedicated to the study of whales.
So, grab a bite to eat, find a comfortable spot to rest, and enjoy Port O’Call, your guide to Bar Harbor and beyond.