The first village to be settled by Europeans on Mount Desert Island, Somesville was formerly called Betwixt the Hills and is now a National Historic District.
Since the early 1900s, this area along the southern shore of the eastern half of Mount Desert Island, part of the Town of Mount Desert, has become home to the island’s most exclusive summer community.
This quiet residential area includes a scenic picnic area, picturesque coves, and small islands.
Located between Seal Harbor and Bar Harbor, just off of the Park Loop Road, the village of Otter Creek includes a restaurant, market and camping store/showers.
Located on the south central part of Mount Desert Island at the entrance to Somes Sound, Northeast Harbor is the most protected harbor on the island.
Hall Quarry overlooks Somes Sound and is located near the popular swimming destination Echo Lake. Numerous Acadia National Park hiking trails, such as Acadia Mountain, St. Sauveur Mountain and Flying Mountain can also be found nearby.
Today, the Town of Mount Desert consists in area of the middle third of the island and is the governing body for the distinct villages of Otter Creek, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Somesville, Hall Quarry, and Pretty Marsh.