Bar Harbor Makes Top 10 of America's Great Public SpacesWritten by Quimby House Inn & Spa
We’ve done it again! The quaint, touristy town of Bar Harbor has made yet another travel site’s list of top places to visit. According to CNN’s travel section, Bar Harbor is named number ten in the top ‘great public spaces’. More specifically they refer to the Village Green, which is right in the heart of the downtown.
The Bar Harbor Village Green is most noted for the large tower clock, gazebo and the fountain full of penny wishes. According to CNN, “The Green’s 17th-century tiered Italian fountain, with 21 spigots, was restored in 1992 by sculptor Clark Fitz-Gerald”. This is an ideal place to meet for a picnic, watch a live music performance, view local artist’s work during an art show, or perhaps just sit and enjoy the surroundings that this coastal town has to offer.
When CNN was researching the top public spaces in the country, they were taking into account architectural, environmental and economical factors. We think Bar Harbor and the entire island of Mount Desert Island fits those categories quite nicely. With architecture found throughout the island including the fountain in the Village Green, the stone bridges throughout Acadia National Park, and let’s not forget some of the homes in the area.
As for environmental aspects, well there’s plenty of that found through Bar Harbor and the surrounding park areas. You will find more trees, lakes, ponds, mountains and ocean views than you can imagine. And from an economic standpoint, did you know that the Village Green is also the hub for the Island Explorer busses? These are free, propane powered busses that bring visitors all over the island during the peak summer months.
Aside from our slight bias to this place we call home, Bar Harbor certainly deserves every bit of travel recognition it gets. Ready to book your trip now? If you are looking for a charming inn right in the heart of Bar Harbor, be sure to contact the Quimby House Inn! With many rooms to choose from and an in-house spa, you may just have a hard time getting outside. Call us today to book your Bar Harbor vacation.
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