371 Main St, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
(207) 244-3835

Area Guide

You’ll find many wonderful things to make your stay in Southwest Harbor enjoyable.

Acadia National Park is often cited as one of the most beautiful places in America. There are a variety of ways to explore the park—drive the scenic Park Loop Road, hike along the 120 miles of trails (ranging from easy to strenuous), and bike or horseback ride along the 57 miles of carriage roads.

From the water, you can take a cruise and enjoy whale-watching, puffin watching, and nature cruises. Explore on your own in a sea kayak catching sightings of osprey, bald eagles, and harbor seals. Or canoe on one of the many ponds and lakes on the island.
Mt. Desert Island has abundant opportunities for photographers —spectacular coastline scenery, a wide variety of birds and wildlife, and quiet nature scenes.

Of course, eating lobster pulled from the local waters is a must, whether in the casual atmosphere of a lobster pound where you can watch lobstermen return with their catch, or at one of the upscale Southwest Harbor or Bar Harbor restaurants.

The town of Bar Harbor is only 20 minutes away, and offers many local shops and restaurants. On rainy days, you can enjoy the many museums or antique shops that the area has to offer.

Dora & Daniel's Favorite Activities

  • Stargaze at Seawall
  • Eat Any Seafood on the Coast
  • Sail Southwest Harbor & Somes Sound
  • Whale Watching
  • Sunset Picinic Dinners on Blue Hill Bay
  • Hiking, Hiking & More Hiking

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