America's Most Beautiful Town Squares
Theresa Mattor/Courtesy of The Cultural Landscape Foundation,"What's Out There" database
Village Green, Bar Harbor, ME
Old-fashioned lamps and an ornate street clock reflect the green’s 115-year history, while the locals hanging out and logging on to the free Wi-Fi show its popularity in the present. Summer brings an influx of visitors and a popular evening concert series in this town square, with easy access to boutiques and ice cream parlors. A tiered Italian-style fountain and a gazebo add to the charm of the Village Green, which the American Planning Association honored in 2012.