Magnificent Views at Every Turn

There is plenty to do and see on Mount Desert Island and in Acadia National Park. Whether you are interested in the area’s unique geology, islands, lighthouses, or hiking trails, the island offers a flawless beauty that entices guest from all over the world to come see our amazing views.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find some of the finest scenic and recreational activities in all of Maine. 
With 49,000+ acres of Acadia National Park at your disposal, you may run out of time, but never things to do in the outdoors.  Whether you explore the park via foot, kayak or bicycle, you are sure to fall in love with its many popular vistas and quiet hideaways.
Fabbri Memorial in Acadia National Park

Fabbri Memorial & Picnic Area

On the Park Loop Road at the edge of Otter Cove, this modest monument next to an Acadia National Park picnic area honors Alessandro Fabbri, a banking partner of J.P. Morgan’s who summered in Bar Harbor at the beginning of the 20th century

Champlain Mountain, Acadia National Park

Champlain Mountain

Newport, at the eastern end of the Acadia National Park range, today is called Champlain Mountain in honor of the French explorer, Samuel de Champlain, who gave Mount Desert Island its name.

Shore Path in Bar Harbor, Maine

Shore Path

This pedestrian path along the edge of Frenchman Bay, maintained by the Village Improvement Association of Bar Harbor, begins at the town pier and extends nearly a mile.