AREA GUIDE and LINKS
Acadia Park Kayak Tours
 

Here you will find links to and descriptions of some of the best places to visit in Bar Harbor and the immediate and greater Downeast Maine area including restaurants, shops, and activities from the perspective of a local who knows the area well and has done it all.

If you choose to patronize any of these organizations please let them know you found their information on my website.

With the possible exception of the reciprocal links section at the bottom nobody gets on this page unless they are excellent at what they do and I can recommend them without reservation.

For shopping I tend to list locally owned business that are unique in what they offer. Many of them are often “off the beaten path” which makes finding them that much more special.

Shopping
Acadia Park Kayak Tours Kayak Sales-
I sell my used kayaks at steep discounts and throw in wholesale priced gear to sweeten the deal.

Acadia Park Kayak Tours Kayak Sales-

I sell my used kayaks at steep discounts and throw in wholesale priced gear to sweeten the deal. 

Eden Rising-
A fun and unique store in downtown Bar Harbor full of beautiful things.

Eden Rising-

A fun and unique store in downtown Bar Harbor full of beautiful things.

Sustainabilitee-
Sustainabilitee offers earth friendly hand printed tee shirts made by a local Downeast Maine artist that inspire awareness of different environmental and wildlife causes.  The shirts must be custom ordered by email and are well worth the time and money.

Sustainabilitee-

Sustainabilitee offers earth friendly hand printed tee shirts made by a local Downeast Maine artist that inspire awareness of different environmental and wildlife causes.  The shirts must be custom ordered by email and are well worth the time and money.

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See also Birdsacre in the activities section

Native Arts-
Located in Downtown Bar Harbor this store sells a wide selection of jewelry and other items made by native americans and has a substantial book section covering native american topics.
Their men’s and women’s jewelry is unique and beautiful.
99  Main street  (207) 288-4474

Native Arts-

Located in Downtown Bar Harbor this store sells a wide selection of jewelry and other items made by native americans and has a substantial book section covering native american topics.

Their men’s and women’s jewelry is unique and beautiful.

99  Main street  (207) 288-4474

The Rock and Art Shop-
The rock and art shop has locations in both Bangor and Ellsworth as well.
The one in downtown Bangor is easy enough to find.
If you are driving and will take interstate 95 to get up to Bar harbor you will pass the Ellsworth location on your right just as you get into the outskirts of Ellsworth on your way to Bar harbor or on your left as your drive back towards Bangor on your way back home.
The store is a small and bright yellow building on a mostly undeveloped section of road and is hard to miss if you are looking for it.

The Rock and Art Shop-

The rock and art shop has locations in both Bangor and Ellsworth as well.
The one in downtown Bangor is easy enough to find.

If you are driving and will take interstate 95 to get up to Bar harbor you will pass the Ellsworth location on your right just as you get into the outskirts of Ellsworth on your way to Bar harbor or on your left as your drive back towards Bangor on your way back home.

The store is a small and bright yellow building on a mostly undeveloped section of road and is hard to miss if you are looking for it.

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Acadia Park Kayak Tours Gift Certificates
I sell gift certificates for the the tours which are a wonderful way to treat someone you know who will be visiting the area to a sea kayak adventure.

Acadia Park Kayak Tours Gift Certificates

I sell gift certificates for the the tours which are a wonderful way to treat someone you know who will be visiting the area to a sea kayak adventure.

The Natural History Center
The Natural History Center is a family-run business 
located in Bar Harbor, Maine. With a retail store 
anchoring us as a base, TNHC offers nature-based 
tours and engages people in citizen science research.

Here at The Natural History Center, we strive to be 
an ecologically and socially sustainable business. 
Please feel free to share your ideas to make our 
business better suit your needs and better be an 
ecologically-responsible member of the community.

The Natural History Center

The Natural History Center is a family-run business

located in Bar Harbor, Maine. With a retail store

anchoring us as a base, TNHC offers nature-based

tours and engages people in citizen science research.


Here at The Natural History Center, we strive to be

an ecologically and socially sustainable business.

Please feel free to share your ideas to make our

business better suit your needs and better be an

ecologically-responsible member of the community.

On Mount Desert Island

Outside of Mount Desert Island from closest to farthest

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Mystery Cove Book Shop
This book shop carries a wide selection of books and the owners have been in the book business for years so if you are looking to find a rare or out of print book they are the right people to ask.  My favorite aspect of the shop is that they make an effort to stock books about Maine and especially about MDI and the park including many out of print and hard to find volumes.  You better get there quick though otherwise I will have bought them all up.

Mystery Cove Book Shop

This book shop carries a wide selection of books and the owners have been in the book business for years so if you are looking to find a rare or out of print book they are the right people to ask.  My favorite aspect of the shop is that they make an effort to stock books about Maine and especially about MDI and the park including many out of print and hard to find volumes.  You better get there quick though otherwise I will have bought them all up.

Naturalist Notebook

A handmade space in a mass produced world, we are a unique shop exploratorium that combines nature, art, science and curiosity in fun inventive ways.  
Visitors last summer called it “fascinating” and “mind-blowing” and “the coolest shop I’ve ever seen”

Naturalist Notebook


A handmade space in a mass produced world, we are a unique shop exploratorium that combines nature, art, science and curiosity in fun inventive ways. 

Visitors last summer called it “fascinating” and “mind-blowing” and “the coolest shop I’ve ever seen”

The Rock and Art Shop-
A family owned and operated business dedicated to  celebrating wonderful natural history treasures and one-of-a-kind hand-made arts and crafts from local and regional artist.
This is my favorite store in Bar harbor.

The Rock and Art Shop-

A family owned and operated business dedicated to  celebrating wonderful natural history treasures and one-of-a-kind hand-made arts and crafts from local and regional artist.

This is my favorite store in Bar harbor.