Prior to 1947 if you were traveling to Bar Harbor you would likely have driven down Millionaires’ Row on your way into town. A stunning view of grand estates that were seasonal homes and summer cottages along Frenchman Bay were a common sight. Mount Desert Island, home to Bar Harbor, was known as the summer retreat for the wealthy. Historic hotels along with the estates kept the town of Bar Harbor and surrounding towns on Mount Desert Island a place for the rich and famous. But on October 17, 1947 everything changed.
If you have not yet been to the fabulous destination of Mount Desert Island, Maine, now is a great time to plan your trip! According to Travel + Leisure’s 2012 World’s Best Islands, we have been ranked #2 in the Top 10 Islands of the Continental U.S. and Canada.
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.
While we may be right in the thick of winter and your summer vacation feels oh so far away, now is the perfect time to start planning. The best way to beat the winter blues is to think about all of the summer activities that await you! And when it comes to vacationing in Bar Harbor, ME, there are A LOT of activities.