Over the last decade, the MDI Biological Laboratory has undergone a dramatic transformation to become a growing and rising independent biomedical research, development and education institution, focused on regenerative and aging biology and medicine.
A great philanthropist and lover of the island, John D. Rockefeller had the foresight to recognize that traffic could potentially mar a place as beautiful as Mount Desert Island, and that there should be an alternative route of transportation for visitors: the carriage roads.
From 1913 to 1940, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his road crews constructed 57 miles of carriage roads (45 miles in Acadia National Park) used today for non-motorized travel including walking or hiking, and riding bicycles, horses, or in carriages.
FarmDrop brings community and local food economy back into the heart of downtown rural Maine. Customers enjoy the convenience of shopping from home, and with a quick stop to pick up their orders. The website offers Saturday to Thursday online access to local fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, bread, eggs and prepared food.
Triple Chick Farm is a certified organic farm located on Mount Desert, dedicated to producing healthy food as pure as the island itself.
Bar Harbor Farm grows 60 varieties of MOFGA certified organic vegetables for restaurants, markets and 150 households on Mount Desert Island.
Peggy Rockefeller Farms manages 45 acres of organic farmland, certified by MOFGA, and raises certified organic fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, broilers, turkeys, pasture and hay, as well as pasture-based beef and lamb.
Beech Hill Farm is a MOFGA-certified organic farm. The 73-acre property includes six acres of fields in vegetable production, three small heirloom apple orchards, pasture land for pigs and poultry, five greenhouses, and open forest.
Known as the father of Acadia National Park, George B. Dorr spent most of his adult life bringing the park into being, caring for the park, and expanding it. It was Dorr’s vision and passion that ensured these lands would be set aside for preservation and protection for future generations.
A heritage discovery trail that invites you to discover Bar Harbor’s unique story at their your pace, over the course of an afternoon or several return visits.