Shore Excursion Details

Villages et ports d'Acadia

Bar Harbor, Maine

Villages et ports d'Acadia

DÉTAILS

  • 4
    h Estimate Duration
  • Mobilité réduite

Enjoy a leisurely drive through some of the most scenic coastal villages along Mount Desert Island’s southern shore, stopping in Southwest Harbor to explore further.


After departing from the pier, you will drive through the gorgeous Acadia National Park to Northeast Harbor, one of the many charming towns on the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island, known to locals as MDI. While pausing for photos at the harbor, you will surely see dozens of sailboats and maybe stacks of wooden lobster traps at the marina. Northeast Harbor is immensely quaint, picture-perfect and wonderfully inviting.


Continuing around narrow Somes Sound, you will pass through Somesville, the oldest settlement on the island and famous for its arched wooden foot bridge. The settlement dates back to 1761, when sailor Abraham Somes arrived and stayed. His namesake settlement is a stunningly beautiful spot on the waterway.


Next comes Seawall, named for the loose boulders that have formed a natural seawall here. While pausing for photos, be sure to look for starfish and hermit crabs in the tidal pools.


Finally, you will pass through the fishing village of Bass Harbor on the way to Southwest Harbor. During free time here, you might shop in the welcoming boutiques, browse the art galleries, and roam wherever else you please.


It’s hard to resist the aromas wafting from the bakeries. If you prefer something more substantial, you might enjoy a quick snack at a waterfront café. Afterwards, you will return to the pier in Bar Harbor.


Need to Know:

Note: Walking on this tour is primarily at the guests’ discretion during the photo stops and free time in Southwest Harbor. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Layered clothing (weather can be unpredictable); an umbrella; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Cancellations made with 48 hours of the tour’s commencement are subject to a 100% cancellation penalty.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Visites de villes et panorama
Sites historiques

Activity Level:

Titre de l'image
  • 1
    Easy
  • 2
    Moderate
  • 3
    Challenging
Les visites avec ce niveau d'activité exigent de devoir pratiquer une activité physique importante : marches importantes dans des rues pavées, sur des terrains abrupts ou accidentés, grimper des escaliers, ou être longtemps debout. Ce niveau est déconseillé aux voyageurs n'ayant pas une bonne condition physique. Des chaussures confortables et résistantes sont recommandées.
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