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Bar Harbor, Maine is my home-away-from-home.

My grandmother grew up in this quiet island town, so I’ve been visiting it since I was an infant. In fact, Bar Harbor was the very first place I ever traveled to!

Check out the most-asked questions and blog posts below for tips on planning the perfect New England getaway to Bar Harbor, Maine.

Is Bar Harbor safe?

Yes, Bar Harbor is very safe! It’s a small town on an island off the coast of Maine and has very low levels of crime.

What is the best way to get around Bar Harbor?

You’ll likely need a car if you’re visiting Bar Harbor, especially in the off season.

There is an environmentally-friendly bus, called the Explore Acadia, that runs from popular lodging spots to various areas on the island and Acadia National Park.

However, it doesn’t have frequent stops, so I recognize for some that it can be inconvenient.

But, if you can use it, please do so, as it helps cut down on pollution.