A Little Mad, Bar Harbor

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Purchase an atypical gift or souvenir among eclectic, colorful, and classy items at A Little Mad. Hunt for unexpected treasures and choose from non-traditional local art, gorgeous home goods, and whimsical photography exhibited in this quirky shop. Everything on display is handmade and comes with information about the local artist who created it. Visiting this store is like taking a trip to a museum--the friendly owners are passionate about their merchandise and sell only things they'd buy themselves. Keep your eye out for the sign leading to the shop, as it is somewhat hidden from the main street and nestled down an alley. With our international travel planner, Bar Harbor attractions like A Little Mad can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • In the back of a shopping arcade ealkway off of Main Street is A Little Mad. This quaint store offers paintings, glassware, jewelry amd many other trinkets. Staff is friendly and helpful overall.  more »
  • This shop has some unique items. Great gifts and jewelry from local and other artisans. The shop personnel were extremely helpful and interactive. Great place to shop in Bar Harbor.  more »
  • A great variety of unique art! Local and not-so-local art, but nothing from China! I love little art shops like this. Found a lovely mug that spoke to me in this shop!  more »
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  • Such a unique shop with lots of wonderful mystical gifts. A fantastic addition to Bar Harbor. A variety of art and jewelry from local artists. Friendly and personable staff. Always smiling and happy. An overall great atmosphere and experience.
  • I saw a sign for this shop and had to check it out based on the name alone. Turned out to be a gem of a place. Such a great variety of things to look at and buy and while I had gone in with the intention of picking up something for family, well I didn't. I splurged on myself instead. While walking through and talking to the owners who were more than personable and fun I saw fountain pen ink and travelers notebooks. Then Patrick showed me a fountain pen and it was on. So unexpected. Best shop I visited and certainly not typical. Love the TWSBI, Patrick!
  • I can't say enough about the owners and merchandise. We bought three awesome pieces of artwork (to start our collection) and we hung them as soon as we got back from our trip because we were so excited! The owner was filled with information about everything we looked at in the store. It's filled with things for everyone and not just the normal things you find in every store. We will be back and we will shop online. So excited to have found this place!
  • My favorite place by far in Bar Harbor. The owner and his son are always friendly, the shop always has such perfectly curated collections for purchase. It's so perfectly whimsical! There's a bit of something for pretty much everyone. My favorite surprise came last year, when I discovered that they now have traveler's notebooks, refills, and now fountain pens and inks to pair with them! I look forward to stopping in every year!
  • This place is amazing. Very reasonably priced art of all styles. The owner is so helpful and kind. So many styles of art, funny, serious, vibrant, big, small. There's something for everyone here. Make sure you go here.

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The waterfront in Bar Harbor features some of the more upscale hotels, with extras like rooftop pools, quaint dining areas, and spas. Head back from the water to find budget-friendly guesthouses and simple hotels on side streets adjoining the main commercial thoroughfares. Follow the coastal road leading north and south of town for some convenient motels.
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