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4,700 permanent residents: many more in summer.
Bar Harbor lies at the entrance to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, the largest rock-based island on the Atlantic coast. Bar Harbor is positioned 44.38 degrees north of the equator and 68.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.
45 square miles.
Eastern Standard Time. Daylight savings time is observed from April-October.
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December
New Year's Day - Jan. 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - 3rd Mon. in Jan.
President's Day - 3rd Mon. in Feb.
Memorial Day - last Mon. in May
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - 1st Mon. in Sept.
Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thurs. in Nov.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - Dec. 24 and 25
New Year's Eve - Dec. 31
Bar Harbor is serviced by a local airport, the Hancock County Airport, located just 12 miles from the village, and by Bangor International Airport, 50 miles away.
During the summer months, Bar Harbor is serviced by Greyhound/Vermont Transit from Boston. Year-round, there is local bus transportation from Bar Harbor to Ellsworth (Concord Trailways) and a shuttle from the Bangor Airport. Since schedules vary, it is best to check with the bus line.
Bar Harbor is easily accessible by car. From Boston (268 miles) - follow Interstate 95 through to Bangor (exit 45-A - 395), then on Rt.1A to Ellsworth, and follow Rt.3 to Bar Harbor. Another route would be to take I-95 to Augusta, take Route 3 to Belfast over to Route 1 to Ellsworth, then back to Route 3 into Bar Harbor.
Since Bar Harbor is an island and a popular place for both sailing and power boating, there are many suitable moorings. You should check with the Harbormaster's Office at 207-288-5571. You can also take the "The Cat" (Bay Ferries Limited) from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Bar Harbor.
The country code for the United States is 1. The area code for Bar Harbor is 207. All U.S. telephone numbers consist of 10 digits; the three-digit area code, followed by a seven-digit local number. If you're calling a number from another area-code region, dial "1" then all 10 digits. For calls within the same local calling area, just dial the seven-digit number. A map of U.S. area codes is printed in the front of most local telephone directories.
For assistance from an operator, dial "0". To find out a telephone number within the same area code you're calling from, dial 411; in a few places it is necessary to dial 555-1212. If you want to charge a long-distance call to the person you're calling, call collect by dialing "0" instead of "1" before the 10-digit number, and an operator will come on the line to assist you the party you're calling, however, has the right to refuse the call.
International calls can be direct-dialed from most phones; dial 011, followed by the country code and then the local number the front pages of many local telephone directories include a list of overseas country codes. To have an operator assist you, dial "0" and ask for the overseas operator. The country code for Australia is 61; New Zealand, 64; and the United Kingdom, 44. To reach Canada, dial 1 + area code + number.
At restaurants, a 15% tip is standard for waiters.
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