Welcome to Mount Desert Island


While the coastal vistas and spruce forests are impressive, Acadia draws enormous crowds, particularly in July and August. Be prepared for long lines and heavily congested roads, or plan your visit for the off-season. You could also opt to stay on the 'Quietside,' an affectionate and apt nickname given to the area west of the Somes Sound.


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Mount Desert Island activities

$95 Walking & Biking Tours

Savor Bar Harbor Culinary Walking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Village Green, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, MaineGuests will take a walk through town enjoying tastes of the unique flavors of Maine.Duration: 2 hours

$32.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Narrated Bus Tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park (2.5 Hours)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, MaineStop at the Summit of Cadillac Mountain. Guests are welcome to get out of the bus, take pictures, explore, and use the facilities.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, MaineStop along the scenic Ocean Drive within Acadia National Park. Guests are welcome to exit the bus, take pictures, and enjoy the ocean views. Don't get wet! Restroom facilities available. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Sieur de Monts Spring, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, MaineStop within the center, and starting point of what we now know as Acadia National Park. Guests are welcome to visit the Nature Center, as well as the Wild Gardens of Acadia. Restroom facilities available.Duration: 15 minutes

$2099 Classic

Best of New York, Montreal & New England

Here are nine days of exploration in some of the most memorable (and oldest) cities in North America. Starting in New York, travel north to the must-see city of Montreal. Roam the old town or climb Mount Royal for staggering views of the city. Then it's back south again through serene Acadia National Park and finally on to historic Boston to roam cobblestone streets, explore some of its world-class museums (like the Isabella Stewart Gardner!), and eat clam chowder. Make new memories in some very old places.

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