Stay for the serenity, lobster, and charm quaint Bar Harbor offers. The fact that it’s so close to Acadia National Park is a bonus. It has long been known for its stunningly rugged natural coastline, and the best way to take it all in is from the water during the summer months. This national park is one of the best spots to paddle the U.S. coastline. Visitors can also go hiking, camping, and storm watching on the Schoodic Peninsula, and view the gorgeous sunrise over Cadillac Mountain.