BAR HARBOR, Maine- Summer travelers looking for a new way to get around a classic Maine destination can explore Bar Harbor by bike.
Acadia Bike, located in the heart of the village, has the largest bike rental fleet in New England with tandem bikes, tagalongs, and helmets available. Acadia Outfitter which rents bikes and scooters can also help with maps and advice on the best routes. In town, families can cruise to the Oceanarium for a hands-on look at marine life or visit the Abbe Museum to learn about local Native American culture. Shoppers can travel to the Village Green and peek in local galleries, artisan shops, and cafes. The spectacular views of Frenchman's Bay, may suggest a picnic break with a snack from Mother's Kitchen and micro-brewed blueberry sodas from Atlantic Brewing Company. Bar Harbor is the gateway to Acadia National Park, so a trip around at least part of the park's 45 mile carriage roads, is a must. Ranger-guided programs are offered throughout the summer and can be a rest after a morning ride. For a look at some of the area's feathered friends, Down East Nature Tours can put together biking bird watches. In Bar Harbor this summer, travelers can leave their cars at the hotel, cabin, or bed and breakfast and head out for a vacation of carbon- neutral exploration. Media Contact: Nancy Harrison, Nancy@adventuremedianews.com, www.barharborinfo.com. View Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce media kit.