New Restrictions on a Popular Cruise Port?

Bar Harbor Lighthouse

Bar Harbor, Maine, a popular cruise port of call and a stepping stone to Arcadia National Park, is in a active debate regarding the volume of cruise passengers that visit this small town. Some local residents of Bar Harbor have expressed concerned for the sheer vast amount of daily people that disembark from the cruises docked in their town on a daily basis. While tourism and the foot traffic to the local shops can be viewed as a general positive for the towns local economy however, concern are for too many people flooding the town during peak season of September and October, creating large crowds and diminishing the overall experience as a result.

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