Bar Harbor

Q&A: Why Acadia is the Best Climbing Destination

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Acadia National Park may be an overlooked rock-climbing destination. But, according to Eli Simon of Bar Harbor’s Atlantic Climbing School, that’s also precisely what makes it so special.

Which Oktoberfest is Best for You?

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Oktoberfest may have originated in Bavaria, but the tradition is alive and well here in the States. Dust off your lederhosen for these five best Oktoberfests near Opal destinations.

6 Last Chances for Summer

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Summer is winding down. Here, we list six quintessential experiences to squeeze into your summer bucket list before the season slips away.

Capturing the Night Sky in Acadia National Park

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Acadia National Park is known as the East Coast’s premier

Creative Ways to Beat the Heat in Opal Destinations

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As summer wears on, you may want to mix up your days beyond the pool and beach. We highlight alternative ways to keep cool in destinations near Opal Collection hotels.

Maine on Mars? The Red Planet Borrows These Popular Mount Desert Island Landmarks’ Names

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Yes, there’s a Bar Harbor on Mars. There’s also an Acadia, a Mount Desert Island, even a Cadillac Mountain – all thanks to a NASA geologist who, when naming these sites, drew from her favorite Maine attractions.

National Picnic Month: Our Top 5 Picnic Spots

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Grab your red checkered blanket. In honor of July being National Picnic Month, we point you to the best places for a picnic near Opal resorts.

Top Summer Events & What to Have in Tow

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Looking to live it up during these remaining months of summer? You’ll appreciate this piece on what to pack (albeit, some being more tongue-in-cheek) for these can’t-miss events near Opal destinations.

The Nature Lovers’ Getaway Guide to Bar Harbor

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If you and your inner circle of friends are looking to escape the cacophony of city life for a collective retreat beside Mother Nature, there’s no better place than Bar Harbor.

Murky Origins: The Truth behind These Opal Destination Names

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Did Treasure Island actually ever contain buried treasure? Why was Key West’s original translation “bone island”? We reveal the true origins of these town names in popular Opal destinations.