130 High St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: (207) 667-1345
Fax: (207) 667-1015
Located on the banks of the Union River in an 1817 Federalist style building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this library features over 36,000 books and audio books, over 100 magazines, and a wide variety of community services and programs.
Surrounded by majestic pine, hemlock, and spruce trees, this historic house museum features beautiful formal gardens, trails where Colonel Black's horses once cantered, a gift shop, and a wonderful carriage and sleigh collection.
The Atlantic Brewing Company began brewing in 1991, on the eve of the beer microbrewing revolution. They have steadily grown over the years by having a strong commitment to tradition, quality and service. As a result, they have become the number one beer of the Bar Harbor region.
Learn about brewery and how their famous root beer is made. They offer tours three times daily at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. A tasting room, open air tavern, and gift shop are also on site.
The Church of Our Father is a warm and welcoming church whose history dates back to 1890. Since then, the church has been functional and holds regular services and Sunday services. The beautiful Gothic Revival architecture takes you back in time. The church also has weddings and baptisms on a regular basis.
The first National Park east of the Mississippi River, the 35,000-acre Acadia National Park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast, Cadillac Mountain, which during much of the fall and winter has the earliest sunrise in the United States. There are over 120 miles of historic hiking trails and the carriage roads are popular with walkers, runners, bikers, and carriage riders. Acadia National Park has two beaches staffed with lifeguards from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Bar Harbor region in Maine is embellished with a fine church in the form of the Saint Savior's Episcopal Church and Rectory. It was built in 1877. The structure exemplifies the Queen Anne and the Gothic Revival style of architecture. It is structured on a land area of less than one acre and occupies historic importance. It also provides for the fine execution of weddings along with the required facilities. The church facilitates spiritual and peaceful growth of all individuals by imbibing biblical values and is also registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
Acadia National Park is one of the oldest parks on the eastern banks of the Mississippi River. This verdant landscape majorly comprises of the Mount Desert Island as well as several other islands and the Schoodic Peninsula. Its diverse terrain of mountains, lakes and forest is home to over 40 species of wildlife. Explore the great outdoors by sailing along its coast or with a hiking trail to the top for picturesque views.
Taste world champion beers at this brewery that brews homemade Bar Harbor Root Beer and Blueberry Soda for the kids, as well as their award-winning Cadillac Mountain Stout and Thunder Hole Ale beers. Tours are available.
Saint Jude's Church is a historic Episcopal church located in Seal Harbor. It was built in 1887 and featured on the National Register of Historic Places a century later. Its architecture resembles that of a charming cottage and it is surrounded by verdant lawns. This chapel hosts religious services only during summer.
Transformed into a state park, Fort George was constructed by the British, as a part of their defense strategy during the American Revolutionary War. An unsuccessful attempt to reclaim the fort from British was made by American navy, referred to as the Penobscot Expedition. This earthwork fortification also has a canal that still can be seen through satellite imagery. Now only the bounds of this fort are intact, within the fort there is a baseball field.
Dating back to 1855, the Bass Harbor Head Light Station is located within the Acadia National Park. Easily accessible from the Bay Harbor, the lighthouse is the perfect place to unwind and listen to the sound of the tide, watch a spectacular sunset, or simply just enjoy an amazing view. The climb up to this picturesque location may be daunting for some as there are several boulders and steep steps but it is definitely worth the climb. The lighthouse is the private residence for the local coast guard, so tourists may be disappointed to learn that most of the grounds remain private, but there’s still a lot to enjoy as there is room to get close to the historic bell and light via a concrete path.