As a Balance Rock Inn guest you're pampered with incomparable lodging, amenities and service, but you'll still want to venture out to sample Mount Desert Island's myriad activities, sights and attractions. The resort island offers a wonderful vacation destination at any time of year, and particularly from May through October. Just steps off Balance Rock's lawn is the historic Shore Path, beckoning exploration. The Path begins near the Bar Harbor Town Pier and gently winds along the ocean front. It's rarely crowded and the perfect quiet escape.