A good workshop experience should be a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, so location is very important. Bar Harbor and the Acadia region are perfect for a workshop, and the College of the Atlantic offers an amazing venue on the coast of Frenchman Bay, right in the middle of all that Acadia and Bar Harbor have to offer.  The facilities are world-class, the natural environment is inspiring and energizing, and there’s plenty to do when we’re not workshopping and talking about writing.

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College of the Atlantic’s oceanfront campus is a unique mix of 19th century seaside estates, side by side with 21st century sustainable technology and design.

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Surrounded by the mountains, islands and trails of Acadia National Park, COA grounds include terraced gardens, a cobble beach and pier, the Ethel H. Blum Gallery, the George B. Dorr Natural History Museum and numerous quiet spaces to sit and watch the sea.

Click here to learn more about the College of the Atlantic: www.coa.edu.

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COA is just a short walk from the shopping, dining and sights of downtown Bar Harbor. In addition, the free Island Explorer buses stop regularly on campus, providing car-free access to Acadia National Park and the more distant corners of Mount Desert Island. It is 15-minute drive from the Bar Harbor-Hancock County Airport, and approximately a one-hour drive from Bangor International Airport.

To learn more about all that Bar Harbor has to offer, visit the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

And to learn more about Acadia National Park, visit the National Park Service.

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 Photos of downtown Bar Harbor and the Lobster Pound courtesy of Tripadvisor.
All other photos on this page courtesy of College of the Atlantic.