Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding LLC  |  200 Main St.  |  Bar Harbor, ME  |  207-610-2970  |
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Acadia Launch Spots

Our Shop

We are conveniently located in the center of town at 200 Main St. This is the place to pick up your rental board or meet to carpool for trips. We do not have long-term parking or a public restroom. If you will be at the shop for more than a few minutes please find street parking and walk to the store.

Echo Lake - Ikes Point

Wonderful paddling spot on the east side of the lake with a small parking area near the launch. A park pass is required to park and launch here and there are no restroom facilities. Be mindful that you cannot block the boat launch and cannot take your boards to the southern beach, as it is prohibited by National Park during summer months. Approx. 20 from Bar Harbor

Ponds End - Great Long Pond

Public boat launch with access to the northern end of the Pond.  We recommend this as a last resort (especially in the afternoon) since it can be very busy and hard to find parking in the summer months with people swimming and renting canoes and kayaks from the rental business across the street.  No Park Pass needed.  Approx. 20 min from  Bar Harbor.

Long Pond - Fire Road

Small remote launch a few miles down a fire road on the western side of the island. Worth the drive, the road is tough to find and the launch is a bit more difficult and rocky.  After unloading parking is available on the left a couple hundred yards past the landing and you must pull OFF the road enough to leave space for emergency vehicles. There are no restroom facilities and the area is often frequented by locals wishing to swim so extreme courtesy is a necessity. A park pass is required to launch here.  Approx. 30 minutes from Bar Harbor.

Seal Cove Pond - Boat Launch

Although the pond is about a 35 minute drive from Bar Harbor and a bit hard to find, the southern end of the pond is a wonderful place to explore on a paddle board. There is a small parking area for a few cars but no other facilities. A park pass is required to launch here. Access is from Seal Cove Rd. and then Western Mtn. Rd.

Bar Island - Sand Bar

At low tide the western side of the sand bar along the shoreline is a wonderful protected place to paddle board. Access is off Bridge St although there is no parking here. You will need to drop off your boards and then find parking on West St.  Parking on the Sand Bar is a very bad idea due to the tides which come in quickly and can strand your vehicle under several feet of water. Boat traffic, winds, and currents can be very difficult in the harbor so it is prohibited to paddle anywhere near the mooring field on the eastern side of the sand bar.

Seal Harbor Beach

This public sandy beach is located on the southeast side of the island. There is busy parking lot across from the beach so it is advised to get there early. There is also a restroom located at the back of the parking lot. Be careful of traffic crossing the road. At low tide the beach extends a long distance creating a longer carry. The harbor is full of boats and if you leave the protection of the harbor conditions on the southern end of the island can be very exposted and choppy. Please use and exercise the utmost caution.