Located on the rocky Maine coast, Mount Desert Island, abounds with natural beauty attracting visitors from all over the world. Acadia National Park encompasses half of the island and offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including scenic drives, hiking, biking, boating, and more.
Take the Bus! The Island Explorer operates from late June through Columbus Day and features eight bus routes linking hotels, inns, and campgrounds with destinations in Acadia National Park and neighboring villages. Buses will stop anywhere along routes as long as it is safe to pull off the road.
Mount Desert Island Map
Gardens and Historical Societies
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden, Seal Harbor (advance reservations required)
Acadia National Park
Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Gardens, Northeast Harbor
Bar Harbor Historical Society, Bar Harbor
Beatrix Farrand Garden at College of the Atlantic
Charlotte Rhoades Butterfly Garden, Southwest Harbor
College of the Atlantic Arboretum, Bar Harbor
Mount Desert Island Historical Society, Somesville
Petite Plaisance (home of Marguerite Yourcenar), Northeast Harbor
Woodlawn Museum (the Black House), Ellsworth
Area Chambers of Commerce
Banner image- Charlotte Rhoades Park & Butterfly Garden, Ann Judd