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Getting There & Away

There are various access points to Acadia National Park. If you're coming by car, go south along ME 3 when you reach Ellsworth (located along US 1). It's about 17 miles from Ellsworth to Hulls Cove Visitor Center.

By plane, you can fly into the Hancock County–Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton, off ME 3, just north of the Trenton Bridge. Cape Air (www.capeair.com) connects Bar Harbor and Boston with flights year-round.

Getting to Mount Desert Island by public transport is not easy. The only bus route to Bar Harbor is from Ellsworth, via Downeast Transportation (www.downeasttrans.org), but it's geared to local commuters rather than travelers. West Bus Service (www.westbusservice.com) connects Ellsworth with Bangor and bigger towns to the east along US 1.