Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Over the years, Northeast Harbor, Maine, has become famous as much for its summertime residents as it has for its beautiful and protected harbor full of exclusive yachts and sailing vessels. You may be surprised to hear that it is actually not an official township by itself but rather part of the municipality of Mount Desert which covers 25,699 acres and has an approximate population of 2,053 (per the year 2010 census). It is located on the southern end of Mount Desert Island on the western side of the entrance to Somes Sound, which used to be designated as a fjord but now is more correctly called a fjard. Park land is close by for easy access.