Bar Harbor, Maine - Agamont Park

Bar Harbor Agamont Park near town pier

A public park adds so much to a community. Agamont Park in Bar Harbor, Maine is the glue that holds everything together. It is a sloping bed of green during the summer that guides you gently from the activities on Main Street to the panoramic beauty of New England style coastal living.

Bar Harbor, Maine - Agamont Park

Agamont Park is a stunningly beautiful location in Bar Harbor that seems to be a point of convergence for all aspects of the Bar Harbor experience. You literally cannot go by this park, especially on a sunny day, without the urge to park the vehicle and walk up the gentle slope of lawn in order to sit down and relax as you take in the panoramic view. This is the center of coastal activities yet is a place of calm that recharges the spirit. Whether visiting here in body or in mind, it has a measurable impact upon our internal reality - both felt and dreamed.

Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, MaineStraight ahead on the left of the photo above, is the Bar Harbor Town Pier. This is where many visitors park. Beyond this is Bar Island. At low tide, a natural land bridge reveals itself that allows access by foot. Below to the right at the fence, is the starting point of the historic Shore Path, a 1/2 mile (.9 km) walking path that hugs the rocky shoreline providing spectacular views of the ocean and the Porcupine Islands. Sheep Porcupine is in the upper right of the image above.

Agamont Park is at the intersection of West Street and Main Street on the northeastern side of Mount Desert Island. From this vantage point, besides having great views of the yachts, lobster boats, sailing vessels, etc., there often will be one or more very large cruise ships moored just off the shore.

Photos: Autumn | Benches | Fountain | Viewed from Ocean

There are numerous special events held in Bar Harbor during the summer and fall season including some at Agamont Park.

Bar Harbor Town Pier GPS Coordinates: Latitude 44.392087; Longitude -68.204052

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