Bar Harbor is full of boutiques and souvenir shops along two intersecting commercial streets, Main Street and Cottage Street. Most sell the usual tourist tack, but look a little harder and you can find some original items for sale at places like these.
Bar Harbor Hemporium: The Hemporium is dedicated to promoting products made from hemp such as paper, clothing, and more. Surprisingly, there’s some interesting stuff here. 116 Main St., Bar Harbor. www.barharborhemp.com. [tel] 207/288-3014.
Cadillac Mountain Sports: Sleeping bags, backpacks, outdoor clothing, and hiking boots are found at this shop, which caters to the ragged-wool and fleece set. There’s a good selection of hiking and travel guides to the island, too. 26 Cottage St., Bar Harbor. www.cadillacsports.com. [tel] 207/288-4532.
Island Artisans: This is the place to browse for products made by local craftspeople, such as tiles, sweetgrass baskets, pottery, jewelry, and soaps. 99 Main St., Bar Harbor. www.islandartisans.com. [tel] 207/288-4214.
Sherman’s Books & Stationery: The original location of Maine’s beloved book chain. Wide selection of new and used books, plus Maine calendars, gifty and writerly things, and some tchotchkes. Occasional cool author events. 25 Federal St., Bar Harbor. www.shermans.com [tel] 207/288-3161.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.