When you start feeling cooped up and in need of a change of scenery, escape to Bar Harbor for a break from city life during an outdoor getaway from Boston. Trade crowds and traffic for breezy, saltwater air and recharge among Mother Nature’s spectacular artwork. Revel in the natural beauty and serene atmosphere of this special town on Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park, and just four and a half hours from Boston. Your New England bucket list isn’t complete without a stay at our oceanfront luxury Maine hotel, especially if you consider yourself an outdoor adventurer, so book your experience and look forward to a delightful distraction from regular life. Treat yourself to the weekend away that you deserve and come explore everything Bar Harbor has to offer. Trust us, you’ll enjoy every minute. Read on for our top tips to getting the most out of your time away.
Experience the Beauty of the Area
The authentic allure of nature is on full display here in Bar Harbor. A plethora of hiking and biking trails wind their way in and around the town with options for every skill level, and the breathtaking scenery of Acadia National Park is only two miles away from your private room at the hotel. Soak up some Maine sunshine and take advantage of having ample room to roam during a romantic getaway from Boston. The serene waters of Bar Harbor make for a soothing backdrop to your getaway and, as the namesake of the area, is easily one of its most striking features. If you want to spot the park’s inhabitants during your time of exploration, borrow a pair of binoculars from the front desk or bring your own and keep an eye out for woodland animals, big and small. Don’t forget your camera to capture priceless memories as well!
Take a Scenic Hike
The landscape is too attractive to just admire – fully immerse yourself in the grandeur of the park with an energizing hike. Take in the fresh scent of pine and enjoy some exercise with rewarding views throughout. The Cadillac North Ridge Trail is an easy-to-moderate hike that is one of the most popular in the area, and for good reason! It has beautiful wildflowers, stunning vistas, and is a breezy 4-mile trek. Thunder Hole Trails and Monument Cove Trails are scenic, medium-difficulty options as well. They run along the ocean and make for a particularly stunning hike, an experience not to be missed. For personalized recommendations, tell us what kind of hike you’re looking for and we’ll point you in the right direction, though there’s beauty to be found down every path in Acadia National Park.
Explore by Bike
Give your feet a break and take to the trails on two wheels with a biking adventure in Bar Harbor! There are over 45 miles of suitable roads and a vast array of trails to explore. Bring your own or rent one from Acadia Bike in town and you’re sure to have a great time checking out the area as you fly through the most beautiful areas around the hotel. The Carriage Road System winds its way through Acadia National Park and is a great starting point from which you can branch off into other smaller trails. Ask us for recommended routes, or just get outside and choose your own adventure as you go!
Find Your Home Base
After a long, invigorating day of soaking in the sun and fun in Bar Harbor, come home to The Bayview Hotel for a comfortable space to rest and recharge. Every room at The Bayview features ocean views so you can get the saltwater experience during every moment of your getaway from Boston. Find unique details and creature comforts among lush beds, tasteful decor that reflects the character of the area, and modern amenities you expect and enjoy. And if your adventure buddy is of the canine variety, choose one of our pet-friendly rooms and we’ll look forward to welcoming you both to our boutique hotel by the sea. See you soon!