Although a small city, Bar Harbor has a lot to offer pet travelers. And at the top of that list is Acadia National Park, one of the most pet friendly national parks in the United States.
Whether you’re window shopping in town, hiking park trails, or hunting down the best Maine lobster roll, you’ll find plenty of ways to have fun with your pet.
For a beach vacation in lovely New England, Bar Harbor is tough to top.
Best Time To Visit
Bar Harbor is absolutely a coastal town. Which means that many of the local seafood shacks and some shops close for the winter.
If access to all the restaurants and shops is important to you, then you’ll want to plan your trip for the summer. Temperatures are refreshing and usually in the 70s during the day.
But if you are a snow bunny, you’ll find trails at Arcadia National park that are great for snowshoeing.
High season in Bar Harbor falls between Memorial Day and Labor day. So if you visit outside that time, do your research to make sure the places you want to visit will be open.
Things Not To Miss
You certainly want to experience Arcadia National Park. They have a variety of trails from easy lengths of less than 2 miles to the challenging summit of Mount Cadillac.
Or stay in town and stroll the shore path for lovely coastal views.
In town you’ll have your pick of many quaint restaurants with pet friendly patios. Don’t miss out on exploring by water. Ferries are pet friendly. And you’ll find several boat tours that allow dogs to board with you.