Family Adventures

Bay Ferries Limited/ The CAT Ferry

The fastest way to get from Maine to Nova Scotia, the high-speed CAT ferry takes you between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth in just 3.5 hours. With plenty of onboard amenities and knowledgeable staff and crew, the journey is more than just fast, it’s a way to discover the Atlantic en route.

877-762-7245
Address
121 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME
04609
Friends of Fort Knox

The Fort Knox State historic site features one of America’s best-preserved examples of seacoast fortifications constructed in the 1800s. The Penobscot Narrows Observatory, the tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world, boasts breathtaking views of the Penobscot Bay area. Visitors to the observatory ride an elevator up 420′ feet on Maine’s fastest elevator for incredible views.

207-469-6553
Address
P.O. Box 456, Bucksport, ME
04416
Maine Forest and Logging Museum

Beautiful Blackman Stream is at the center of the 1790’s style re-created village known as Leonard’s Mills, with a water-powered sawmill, covered bridge and a spring alewife run! “Modern technology” too–working steam Lombard loghauler and lots of other old machinery. Check the website for events and hours.

207.974.6278
Address
54 Government Rd, Bradley, ME
04411
Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Beloved summer home of Franklin Roosevelt. 34-room cottage and visitor center within 2800-acre nature park. New Adventure Centre is a gateway to the park’s  Carriage roads, hiking trails, seascape observation decks, etc. On-site restaurant. “Tea with Eleanor”—limited seating, reserve online. Open daily 9-5 EDT, May 23-October 17. Free Admission.

506.752.2922
Address
US Address:
P.O. Box 129
Lubec, Maine
04652

Canada Mailing Address:
459 Route 774
Welshpool, New Brunswick
E5E 1A4
04652 / E5E 1A4
Scenic Flights of Acadia

Scenic Flights of Acadia is happy to announce that we will be opening for the season on Saturday, June 27. We have taken this extra time to put safety protocols in place to ensure our guests and employees stay well. We will be flying 7 days per week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, weather permitting. This year reservations are requested (online at scenicflightsofacadia.com or call 207-667-6527) and there is a two-person minimum as we are avoiding combining parties on the plane. We are requiring masks to be worn by all and we are disinfecting everything after each flight. This is a great time for our local friends to see what the area looks like from above. We are on Route 3 at the airport in Trenton, in the ‘little red booth’ for our 16th season! 

207.667.6527
Address
1044 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton, ME
04605
Versant Power Astronomy Center

Versant Power Astronomy Center houses the largest planetarium in Maine! The center has a multi-purpose room, a gift shop, and an observatory. We present programs on astronomy and numerous other sciences for all ages.  Take a trip through the solar system, explore the human body, or dive under the sea in our unique educational experiences for all ages!

207.581.1341
Address
167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME
04469