Bar Harbor offers an array of shops, restaurants and activities.

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For more than a decade, the Bar Harbor Merchants Association has promoted Bar Harbor as a Four-Season destination.

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Bar Harbor Merchants Association Spring Flag

The Bar Harbor Merchants Association members fly one of our three different flags when they are open. Not all members are open throughout the entire year, but you can tell when they are by looking for the flag.
Merchants Registration form for 2016 Street Stroll Sidewalk Sale Click Here

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Bar Harbor, Maine – Left, Scott Hammond, and right, Ron Wrobel, both of Bar Harbor/MDI Rotary accept a check for $8,900 from Debbie Mitchell-Dow and Brandy Marchetti of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, representing the planning committee for the Bank’s 23rd Annual David R. Harding Memorial Charity Golf Tournament played at Kebo Valley Golf Club on June 7. This year’s tournament benefitted the Park Street Playground, a community service project of the Bar Harbor/MDI Rotary Club. This donation provided a large boost to their fundraising efforts

The Park Street Playground Project is a joint venture under the direction of the Bar Harbor (Mount Desert Island) Rotary Club. In 2011, local mom, Amy Schwartz, established the project hoping to remodel and revitalize Bar Harbor’s public playground. Amy and Rotary’s mission is to create a safe and accessible outdoor environment, promoting health, imaginative play, and developmental learning for the children of Bar Harbor and neighboring MDI communities. In 2016 the Bar Harbor/MDI Rotary Club assumed leadership of this community project with the goal of completing it in 2017. The playground is located next to the MDI YMCA in Bar Harbor. For more information, go to Facebook: ParkStreetPlaygroundProject.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank with more than $1.5 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, the Bank offers a full range of financial services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Maine with 14 branch locations, from Topsham to Lubec. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT:BHB) and was named one of the 2016 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information, call 1-888-853-7100 or go to
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240 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME. 04609

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SARGENT F. COLLIER – Photos of Acadia National Park and the Surrounding Area

SARGENT F. COLLIER – Photos of Acadia National Park and the Surrounding Area
Bar Harbor, 240 Main Street, July 20, 2016:
To celebrate the Centennial of Acadia National Park, and through the Acadia Centennial Partners program, Choco-Latte has organized an exhibit featuring the work of Sargent F. Collier from the middle of the 20th century. His work, both photographs and his books, have inspired many to study and enjoy beautiful Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park, then and now.

Sargent F. Collier was a photo-journalist and author whose family has summered in Bar Harbor for many years. Mr. Collier wrote several books on Acadia National Park including The Triumph of George Dorr, MOUNT DESERT ISLAND The most beautiful island in the world, and GREEN GROWS BAR HARBOR; Reflections from Kebo Valley.

The exhibit went on display coinciding with Bar Harbor Art Walk on July 1st and will remain on display until August 3rd. This collection features original photographs of Acadia National Park that range from the 1940s and 1950s that have been published, a selection of them on display are on loan from Sargent F. Collier’s friends and family that have never before been published, and re-prints made from the original negatives. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Choco-Latte will host a closing reception on July 31st from 6pm to 7pm.
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FRESH FISH FRIDAY! We have some interesting and delicious things in today! "Smooth" Conch (in the shell) - from Massachusetts $10/lb John Dory Fillet $18/lb 10/20 Fresh Maine Scallops (from 5+ miles out) $22/lb 16/20 Fresh Gulf Shrimp $20/lb Laughing Bird Shrimp $16/lb Fresh Squid $6/lb Red Snapper Fillet $15/lb Wester Ross Organic Scottish Salmon $14/lb Sushi Grade Yellowfin Tuna $19/lb Atlantic Pollock $8/lb Atlantic Haddock (hopefully by 2:00) $11/lb Atlantic Halibut (hopefully by 2:00) $19/lb Local Steamers & Littlenecks $5/lb Taunton Bay, Glidden Point & Pemaquid Oysters COMING TOMORROW: Handpicked fresh local ALL LEG crabmeat $22/lb Local Aquaculture Acadia Mussels $3/lb SPECIALS: Black Bean & Green Chili Soup (vegan & gluten-free) $5/$8 The Salmon Reuben Panini: house cured organic gravlax, local sauerkraut, baby swiss & house 1000 Island dressind on Old Dog Baking Co. Rye $9 Fresh Cod Tacos with Sweet Maui Onion potato chip crust, Local Strawberry Salsa (local strawberries, pickled hot peppers, red onion, cucumber & cilantro) & fresh lettuce (VERY LIMITED SUPPLY!) $10 Red Snapper Tacos with jalapeño potato chip crust, pickled red onion, spicy aioli & fresh lettuce $10 Summer Fruits Medley: Galia Melon, Pluots, Golden Raspberries, Local Strawberries & Red Grapes $4

The Scoop

The Latest News and Events in Bar Harbor, Maine

Spring is bringing the soft greens and pastel colors to Bar Harbor, so your year round BHMA members are here get you out of hibernation and keep you entertained and well fed. Below are featured some of the upcoming events. For current non member events also check out our local Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar

May 19th – 22nd, 2016
Village of Bar Harbor
Taste of Bar Harbor
Our Annual Festival Celebrating the Tastes of DownEast Maine.
Full calendar of events can be found here.
However we like to Hightligth a coupl fo specific events that your Bar Harbor Merchants Association Members are directly involved in.
On Thursday,  May 19th, The Dessert Night is sponsored by BHMA – this is your chance to check out Desserts from our local restaurants and vote for the best one! There’s a good chance that it’ll be a BHMA member and so available for you to enjoy all tear!
Download our current edition of The Open Directory for Bar Harbor Merchants that are open this Spring.
Saturday, May 21st is our Street Stroll Sidewalk Sale Between 9am – 3pm stroll the sidewalks for a taste of all that Bar Harbor Merchants have to offer. Featuring unique shopping, culinary and made-in-Maine products, Spring sales and new offerings. With such a diversity of participating shops and retail locations, there is sure to be something for everyone’s taste! We’ll be here Rain or Shine so come and say Hello.
Download our current edition of The Open Directory for Bar Harbor Merchants that are open this Spring.