Magazine: Bar Harbor a top U.S. college town

College of the Atlantic News

Coastal Living says College of the Atlantic’s backyard is a ‘hub of activity’

BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Bar Harbor, home to College of the Atlantic, is one of the top coastal college towns in the United States, according to Coastal Living magazine.

“The 350-plus liberal arts students consider the island’s Acadia National Park their backyard and research lab,” the Coastal Living article states. “For a taste of the college life, families can enroll in the annual summer Nature Camp, staying in the dorms and exploring Acadia’s tide pools and beaches with college professionals.

“And the town of Bar Harbor is a hub of activity—lighthouse tours, sailing classes, aviation adventures, and coastal bike trips keep the community buzzing year-round.”

The story also cites the college’s Turrets administration building, “a slate-roofed stone castle built in 1895, (which) now stands as the private college’s signature building … a bit of Gilded Age…

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