One of the very best places to see incredible fall displays is quaint Bar Harbor. Located at the edge of the sea, Bar Harbor has the perfect combination of adventure or romance opportunities. It is also the artistic and food hub of Mount Desert Island. Another bonus is the easy access to one of the top ranked national parks in the country – Acadia. The city also has some of the best little-known beaches in the U.S. Hike the Compass Harbor Nature Trail on Route 3 to add extra excitement (or fear) to your trip. It was once a trail walked by George Dorr, who was also the park’s first superintendent. He died there when he was walking with his caretaker. It is he who supposedly continues to watch from behind the trees.