One of my favorite places to travel with my children is Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park. The second largest island in the eastern United States, Mount Desert lies just off the coast of downeast Maine. It encompasses more than 66,000 acres; about half of which comprise the largest portion of Acadia National Park. Formed by massive geological forces tens of thousands of years ago, the island today boasts the highest mountains anywhere along the east coast of North America, dramatic granite shores standing firm against pounding ocean waves, wonderfully scenic salt water harbors and numerous fresh water lakes. Since the late 1800’s Mount Desert has been a playground for tourists and seasonal residents during the cool summer months, but it also is home to more than 10,000 year-round residents who live and work in several small New England towns and villages across the island.
There are four towns on Mount Desert Island
Southwest Harbor, with the villages of Manset and Seawall.
Trenton is the last town before getting onto Mount Desert Island.