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    Off-shore research, coastal island expeditions, and novel ways to extend College of the Atlantic classrooms onto the water are all part of the program for Rebecca, a 44-foot sailboat restored by scores of COA students. Great story by Anara Katz ’24


  • Hi there, and thanks! Well, that’s a pretty big question – and without more specifics, it’s hard to know how to answer. We’re in a seasonal tourist community with dozens and dozens of restaurants open during the summer/fall season, and just a handful open during the off-season (winter). If you’re a college student looking to grab a bite with friends, that’s different than a foodie looking for an exceptional meal while you visit downtown. There’s something for everyone in Bar Harbor, and we recommend checking out TripAdvisor or other restaurant review sites to get a sense of what’s ...


  • Welcome, OOPs participants! This weekend , many members of the incoming COA Class of 2026 gathered together on campus before embarking on COA outdoor orientation program trips to explore the woods, mountains, and waters of the great State of Maine. They’ll return for a week of campus orientation before starting classes Sept. 12. Have fun! . Photo: COA Prez @humanecologist