Welcome, to those of you whose destination is Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, or any of the other towns on Mount Desert Island! Whether you are discovering the area's granite topped mountains and rocky coastline for the first time or you are a seasoned visitor, you are sure to fall in love with the island's magnificent beauty forever.
Mount Desert Island's unique and stunning landscape has been attracting visitors for hundreds of years. Nowhere can the convergence of ocean, shoreline, forest and mountains be felt, seen, heard and experienced more deeply than here, along Maine's Downeast coast. Time and time again, visitors have discovered that it is the perfect location for exploration, adventure and rejuvenation during any season of the year.
The range of activities available on Mount Desert Island is extensive, with the beautiful Maine coast providing the dramatic backdrop to it all. For anyone who loves the outdoors, Mount Desert Island offers unparalleled opportunities: explore the park's vast network of hiking trails, from leisurely strolls along the ocean to more demanding ladder trails; kayak around the island's many coves and inlets, feeling the rise and fall of the tides and coming face-to-face with some of the area's distinctive marine wildlife; bicycle on over 60 miles of non-motorized carriage roads, while discovering the island's rich history; welcome the day atop Cadillac Mountain; take a sunset cruise on Frenchman Bay; sample some of Maine's quintessential culinary delights; or bring home a locally-made treasure from one of the island's many specialty shops or galleries.
Whatever your vacation plans, from active to unhurried, Mount Desert Island is at the center of scenic Maine. We hope to see you soon.