Sailing from Ports in Rockland andCamden, ME, 04843Phone: Toll-Free: 800-807-9463
Seagoing adventure is yours aboard one of windjammer group’s elegant ships
Your adventure at sea begins aboard one of the sailing schooners in the Maine Windjammer Association. Take a three-, four- or six-day cruise and know what it means to totally relax while cruising into charming fishing villages, enjoying a lobster bake on an unspoiled island or diving into waters off Maine’s coast for an invigorating swim. Observe wildlife from porpoises, puffins, seals (and occasional whales) to eagles and great herons. Enjoy down-home Downeast cooking and camaraderie. Take the helm, help set or furl a sail – or just sit on deck and watch one of Maine’s famous red sunsets. Ships accommodate from 16 to 40 guests in modern, comfortable quarters.
269 Main StreetBar Harbor, ME, 04609Phone: 207-288-5226Toll-Free: 888-766-2529
Explore the great outdoors with this convenient, comfortable hotel as your Bar Harbor headquarters
From its central spot on Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park, the Bar Harbor Grand provides its guests with the perfect perch to experience a classic Maine outdoors vacation. Beyond its breathtaking views, the park is celebrated for its many recreational options, from hiking and biking to swimming, canoeing and kayaking. And your outdoor adventure does not need to stop there. Arrange for a puffin or lighthouse cruise, whale watch or, on dry land, a walking ghost or history tour of Bar Harbor. Relax back at the inn on its large front porch, or in the heated pool or renovated fitness room. A grab-and-go breakfast is provided every morning of your stay. Comfy rooms include premium bedding and refrigerators.
90 Eden StreetBar Harbor, ME, 04609Phone: 207-288-2665
Experience Acadia and other outdoor activities with this comfortable inn as your headquarters
When viewers of “Good Morning America” named Acadia National Park the country’s favorite place, they knew what they were talking about. And there’s no place to launch your outdoor vacation along Maine’s rugged coast, including spectacular Acadia, than The Bluenose Inn. Amazing vistas are your reward when you hike the region’s peaks. Other outdoor activities include biking on crushed-stone carriage trails, kayaking and rock climbing. Go on a boat tour, stroll through classic fishing villages or take a day trip to view Prospect Harbor Lighthouse. There’s mini golf, a sandy beach and, back at the comfortable inn, an outdoor (and indoor) pool. After you wake up in your spacious room or suite, head to the Looking Glass Restaurant for blueberry pancakes and lobster eggs Benedict.
3 Lake Moxie RoadThe Forks, ME, 04985Phone: 800-553-7238
Closed for 2020 - We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
You’ll get to see the great outdoors up close and personal when you sign up for a whitewater rafting adventure at Crab Apple Whitewater. Imagine zooming through Class III and IV rapids like “Three Sisters” and “Magic Falls” on the spectacular Kennebec River, passing by Maine’s woodlands and wildlife. Or conquering high-water rafting on the Dead River. Or maybe you want a calmer trip with places to float and swim. Head back to the base camp for overnight lodging, some paintball fun or maybe a walk to Moxie Falls, Maine’s highest waterfall. Or here’s an idea: Sign up for a moose safari, leaving at dusk from May through August, in search of the amazing beasts in their natural habitat.
98 Eden StreetBar Harbor, ME, 04609Phone: 207-288-3500Toll-Free: 800-638-3636
Inn perched between Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor make it deal for lovers of the great outdoors
Don’t be surprised if the Acadia Inn becomes your family’s favorite vacation spot. Sitting on four acres bordering Acadia National Park (there’s direct access right on the property) and the charming coastal town of Bar Harbor, the inn has all the amenities families love, from a heated outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and playground to bocce ball, lawn Jenga, scavenger hunts and movies in the back yard (the inn provides chairs and blankets!). Ask about the Kids Kampout Package with a tent, lantern and padded mat for an in-room hideaway, the Kids Package with a stuffed animal-children’s book combo and the kiddie bath kit with a step stool and rubber ducks. Take your grab-and-go breakfast and head for town or Acadia. What’s not to love?
100 Eden StreetBar Harbor, ME, 04609Phone: 207-288-3453Toll-Free: 800-388-3453
Outdoor adventures are just a hike, bike ride or short shuttle trip from this hotel
Great outdoor adventures are a walk, bike ride or shuttle trip away when you stay at the Bar Harbor Motel, set on 15 park-like acres with amenities from a pool and playground to scavenger hunts, bocce and badminton. If you’re headed to Acadia National Park to hike or bike the carriage trails or go kayaking, you can go right in from access at the back of the property. Want to head into town for a whale watch, sea kayaking, or a windjammer cruise among the islands of Frenchman Bay? The shuttle bus stops at the hotel. There’s also an enclosed building to store your bikes and kayak. Start your day with a free continental breakfast and plan your Bar Harbor adventure.
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Glorious all four seasons, Maine is a joy for outdoor-lovers, who are welcome at two elegant inns
Experience Maine in all its glory, four seasons of the year, when you stay at the Camden Maine Stay Inn or, in Kennebunk, at the Inn at English Meadows. Both inns are set on charming properties, with lovely gardens perfect for strolling, and both are a short walk to vibrant harbor districts. Other outdoor activities in the area include schooner sails, golfing, kayaking, canoeing, apple picking, leaf peeping and miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. In the winter, there’s skiing, tobogganing, fat biking and snow shoeing. Take a scenic lighthouse tour, go whale-watching or book a cruise to see how lobsters are caught. Visit a winery, a brewery, a nature preserve – or see it all from the air with a “flight-seeing” tour.