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Our conserved lands protect a broad variety of ecosystems and traditional land uses, including forest, wetlands, coastline, mountains, an organic farm, a working woodlot, blueberry fields, and waterfront along a wild and scenic river. Frenchman Bay Conservancy maintains more than 28 miles of year-round public access hiking trails for nature observation, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hunting. We protect access for the public to enjoy scenic vistas, sandy beaches, rocky coastlines and mudflats for recreation and commercial access including clam and worm harvesting. (This excerpt taken from the Frenchman Bay Conservancy website)
A TRUE LANDMARK IN BAR HARBOR! Enter the world of 18th century pirates--carousing buccaneers, an authentic, full-scale pirate ship, and lavish landscaping. Putt your way through mountain caves, over footbridges and under cascading waterfalls! (This excerpt taken from the Pirates Cove Bar Harbor website)
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Ellsworth, ME
(range: 10 miles)
Woodlawn is a 180-acre historic estate located a quarter mile from downtown Ellsworth, Maine. Once home to three generations of the Black family, it is now treasured for the Black House, its historic house museum, community and formal gardens, and its public park with walking trails. Visitors can explore a superb historic house, stroll through beautiful gardens, play croquet, hike on pristine trails, and much more. (This excerpt taken from the Woodlawn Museum website)
Bar Harbor Cellars is built on the 100 acre Sweet Pea Farm, located only minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. A line of vineyard trellises roll down the field towards the pond while the barn and winery courtyard welcome you for a visit. (This excerpt taken from the Bar Harbor Cellars website)
You can explore beautiful natural and historical sights with a variety of cruises available through Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company! (This excerpt taken from the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company website)
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Bar Harbor, ME
(range: 13 miles)
At the Abbe's downtown museum, visitors find dynamic and stimulating exhibitions and activities interspersed with spaces for quiet reflection. The history and cultures of the Native people in Maine, the Wabanaki, are showcased through changing exhibitions, special events, teacher workshops, archaeology field schools, and workshops for children and adults. (This excerpt taken from the Abbe Museum website)
Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats, and a rich cultural heritage. At 3.5 million visits a year, it's one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United States. Visitors enjoy 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads. (This excerpt taken from the Acadia National Park website)
ocated at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St. in Bar Harbor, Maine, Acadian Boat Tours offers Sightseeing/Nature cruises, Puffins/Lighthouses & Seabird Tours, Tours of the Somes Sound Fjord, Lighthouse and National Park trips, Family Friendly Fishing trips as well as private family charters aboard our vessels. Explore the rich wildlife population and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine, Acadia National Park, the islands of Frenchman Bay, and the shoreline of Bar Harbor. (This excerpt taken from the Acadian Boat Tours website)
Atlantic Brewing is a family-owned brewery located in Bar Harbor and surrounded by Acadia National Park. The brewery was founded in downtown Bar Harbor inside the Lompoc Cafe. As demand grew, and the company outgrew its space, it moved down the road to an estate brewery built on the site of a 19th century Bar Harbor farmstead. (This excerpt taken from the The Atlantic Brewing Company website)
For over two decade Atlantic Climbing School has been Maine‚Äôs premier climbing guide service, specializing in small, custom rock and ice climbing courses in Acadia National Park, Camden, Maine and beyond. ACS is one of just 30 programs in the U.S. accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). (This excerpt taken from the Atlantic Climbing School website)
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