Oli's Trolley has been providing visitors to Bar Harbor, Maine, with incredible journeys for over twenty years, helping them discover the best of Mount Desert Island. The trolley company offers a unique experience through Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, focusing on the beautiful landscape and rich history. Bar Harbor was established in 1796 and in the early 19th century it became a "rusticators paradise." Later in that century and the early 20th century, it became a playground for the wealthy during the summer months. The narrated Mount Desert Island tours are a great way to have fun and relax as you discover the island's treasures. All tours leave from Oli's Trolley Station in downtown Bar Harbor and their old-fashioned and beautiful trolleys feature adjustable glass windows and spacious seating. Be sure to call the attractions and restaurants ahead of your visit to confirm current opening times.

1.Oli's Trolley Cadillac Mountain Tour

Oli's Trolley Cadillac Mountain Tour
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Visitors can experience Cadillac Mountain's diverse wildlife and beautiful terrain during the Oli's Trolley Cadillac Mountain Tour. The 1-hour tour is fully narrated and explores the history of the area as it points out historic mansions and sites on the way to and from Acadia National Park, in addition to visiting Cadillac Mountain's summit, the highest point in Acadia. The history covered spans from the 1604 discovery to the great fire in 1947. The incredible scenery experienced during the tour includes Cadillac Mountain's summit, Frenchman Bay, and Paradise Hill. Visitors are given 15 minutes at the summit to take photos and enjoy the breathtaking views. A Sunset Cadillac Mountain Tour is also offered, allowing visitors to get amazing views of the sunset from Cadillac Mountain's summit.

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2.More Tours

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Another tour visitors can take with Oli's Trolley is the 2.5-hour Acadia National Park Tour. This tour is fully narrated and explores the beauty and diverse wildlife of Acadia National Park, and is the most comprehensive and complete sightseeing experience of the Downeast area. Like with the Cadillac Mountain Tour, visitors will see historic mansions and learn about the rich history of the area. The scenery during the tour also includes Cadillac Mountain, Frenchman Bay, and Paradise Hill and also includes other sights within Acadia National Park, such as Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, Sand Beach, the Wild Gardens, and the Nature Center. Included in the tour are three 15-minute stops: The summit of Cadillac Mountain, the Nature Center and Wild Gardens at Sieur de Monts Spring, and Ocean Drive's Thunder Hole.

The Downtown Bar Harbor Tour with Oli's Trolley explores the Bar Harbor area, from the downtown district to Bar Harbor's quaint village. The 30-minute "21st century fully narrated trolley tour features restaurants and charming shops in the downtown area as well as mansions, historic sites, and several other points of interest. Visitors are given an overview of what to see and where to eat during the tour, making the tour a great thing to do first in Bar Harbor. An overview of the area's history, from 1796 to the present day, is given during the tour as well.

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