Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor is a town on the shore of Bar Harbor with a hospital, pharmacy, several banks, and good highway connections. It is an important summer resort and yachting center, and during the summer many sightseeing cruises and fishing trips are scheduled daily for the vicinity of Frenchman Bay and Mount Desert Island.
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Acadia National Park:
This rugged coastal landscape is the only National Park in New England, making it a popular place for visitors up and down the eastern seaboard. Though this park is remote-over 4.5 hours from Boston-its breathtaking scenery, diverse landscape, great hiking, biking and sightseeing pulls in over 3 million visitors annually. Find out what to see and do at Acadia National Park here.
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What Tide Is Best For Fishing?
By Adam Young. Our US Harbors Fishing Expert The impact of tides has huge implications when it comes to fishing and angler success. In fact, tides are some of the most powerful and influential forces on earth…but how can the common angler use these to their advantage? To start, anglers… Learn More
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Low Ice on the Great Lakes this Winter
By noaa.gov. Ice coverage has reached a record low in the Great Lakes for this time of year. As of February 13, 2023, only 7 percent of these five freshwater lakes were covered in ice, which is significantly below the 35-40 percent ice cover that is expected for this time of… SEE MORE
Ocean Acidification, Warming will Slow Sea Scallop Growth, Study says
By Guest Author: Northeast Fisheries Science Center. A new study published in the journal PLOS Climate indicates that ocean acidification conditions projected between now and 2100 depress the growth of juvenile Atlantic sea scallops. Ocean acidification is caused by the ocean absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, resulting in chemical… SEE MORE
Boating on the Mississippi
By Andy Whitcomb Just because it has been called “Old Man River,” the Mississippi River is not just reserved for senior citizens. Well over 2000 miles long and flowing from Minnesota to Louisiana, there are some Mississippi river boating opportunities for everyone. Mississippi National River and Recreation Area via Wikimedia… SEE MORE