Local Area Guide

Easily accessible from Maine’s most spectacular stretch of coastline, Mount Desert Island has a busy side—Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park—and a quiet side west of Somes Sound. The island’s beauty—rocky coastlines, ocean views, historic towns, country roads, and spectacular mountain vistas—has attracted visitors for more than 150 years. But MDI is much more than its unforgettable scenery: residents are deeply rooted in this special place, careful stewards of its environment and resources, welcoming, sophisticated, and fun-loving. So whether you want to enjoy farm-fresh ingredients for a meal at home or a memorable meal at a local restaurant, or whether you want to relax at home in an unforgettable setting, enjoy the ocean, bike, hike, or climb—all are within easy reach.