Welcome to Mount Desert, Maine


The Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce is commited to making your visit a lifetime memory you will cherish forever. A visit that will keep you thinking about revisiting. The spectacular natural arena of Acadia National Park, provides visitors with unparalleled peaceful enjoyment. Superb hiking trails, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, boat cruises, golf, tennis, biking, shopping, galleries, museums, carriage rides, theater, gardens and nature's own landscapes and seascapes... all await you in the Town of Mount Desert.


 

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Our members services are what make the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce and our community.

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acadia images Photo Workshops

 

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acadia national park tours

 

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acadia pines rentals

 

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acadia repertory theatre

 

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artemis gallery

 

Shopping

asticou charters

 

Adventure

Asticou Inn

 

Lodging

Bar Harbor bank & trust

 

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beals lobster pier

 

Dining

bowden marine

 

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burning tree RESTAURANT

 

Dining

carter's real estate

 

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ce bucklin & sons

 

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Coastal Computers

 

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Colonel's

 

Dining

cranberry cove ferry

 

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downeast windjammer

 

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dreamshore aero

 

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ebs building supplies

 

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emera maine

 

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f.t. brown company

 

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falt builders

 

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the first

 

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Galyn's

 

Dining

great harbor maritime museum

 

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harbourside inn

 

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the holmes store

 

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house wine

 

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impressions

 

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j & b diversified associates, inc

 

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Jack Ledbetter Photographer

 

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james a. nolan, electrical contractor

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john edwards market

 

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john williams boat company

 

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jordan-fernald funeral home

 

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kimball shop

 

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kimball terrace inn

 

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knowles company

 

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landvest

 

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local color

 

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main street variety

 

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Merchant & Needham Associates

 

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Milk & Honey

 

Dining

MOUNT DESERT CAMPGROUND

 

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mount desert island historical society

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Mount Desert Land & garden preserve

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MOUNT DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

 

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mount desert nursing association

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mount desert oceanarium

 

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national park canoe & kayak rental

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The Naturalist's notebook

 

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the neighborhood house

 

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northeast harbor library

 

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the parish of st. mary & st. jude

 

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pine tree market

 

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redfield artisans GALLERY

 

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Richard savage ii, marine surveyor

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Rising Tide Partners

 

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Romantic Room

 

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Romantic Room Showroom

 

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s. r. tracy, inc.

 

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sail acadia

 

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sally black properties

 

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sea princess cruises

 

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star gallery

 

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stuff

 

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summer house cottage rentals

 

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watermark restaurant

 

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wmh architects

 

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woodshop cupolas

 

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The villages in

The Town of Mount Desert

The same magnificent splendor of Mount Desert Island, which attracted its earliest settlers to Somesville in the 1700's, awaits every traveler visiting our villages today. The Town of Mount Desert is comprised of six villages, Otter Creek, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Somesville, Hall Quarry and Pretty Marsh. 

Acadia National Park¹s Blackwoods Campground is located here. Across from the entrance is another popular hiking trail leading to Cadillac Mountain, the highest of eighteen mountains on the Island. Beyond Otter Creek going North turn right onto Otter Cliff Road and you can intersect the end of Ocean Drive which has breathtaking views and leads you to Otter Cliffs and back into Seal Harbor. Otter Creek offers an inn and convenience store, and hot showers for campers.
Is the home of many industrial and financial greats, royalty, and politicians. It's the home of the famous Jordan Pond House popovers in Acadia National Park. The Stanley Brook Entrance to Acadia is on the left directly across from Seal Harbor Beach, a sand beach open to the public. The beach overlooks a picturesque island and to the right is Crown Shield Point which abuts the Walter Ford property. Seal Harbor has many of what we call beautiful old cottages, but in fact they are large lovely old estates. There is a town dock for local fishermen, lobster men, yachtsmen, and charter boats. Spending the whole day or a few hours on the ocean to fish, sail or picnic is a treasured experience. Seal Harbor sports an inn, stores and Congregational Church.
The hub of the Town of Mount Desert. Quiet in the winter and very busy in the summer, Northeast Harbor has many amenities including tennis courts, a golf course, a marina and boating of all kinds, including a ferry to the Cranberry Islands. A museum, galleries, gift shops, clothing stores and restaurants also provide enjoyable meandering. The police and fire departments and town office are on Sea Street. A grocery/liquor store, hardware store, garage, motel, inns, and boat yard along with banks and real estate offices provide additional year 'round services. There are many beautiful estates and perhaps the most outstanding attraction is the harbor itself, filled with luxurious yachts and sailboats during summer months and a local fishing fleet in the winter. This is home port for the Main Seacoast Mission boat, the Sunbeam V. Northeast Harbor is also the locale of "Petite Plaisance", the home of internationally acclaimed author, Marguerite Yourcenar. You will enjoy a broad range of activities from summer concerts featuring classical music with well known musicians to fabulous auctions.
Somesville is he first Island settlement, located at the geographical center of Mount Desert Island. Here you will find white picket fences, mountains meeting the sea, antiques, a theater, fire department, bank, church and convenience store. A July must is to stop at the library and partake of fresh strawberry shortcake during their festival. Somesville has one of the most photographed bridges in the state, located a few feet from the library.
Located off Rte 102 on the left just before Echo Lake, once had a booming stone quarry industry and some of the finest buildings in New York City were built with Hall Quarry stone. The village boasts a spectacular view of Somes Sound, the only natural fjord on the eastern coast of the continental United States. Here you will find a working boatyard and campgrounds.
Offering a scenic picnic area, picturesque coves and small islands. At Bartlett's Island Landing there is a dock for local lobster men and small boats to tie up as well as a launching area for canoes and kayaks.
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