Mount Desert Vacations

Mount Desert is part of Bar Harbor, a city with 3,000 residents. If you are flying in, Mount Desert lies 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the southeast of the Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport. The city center of Bar Harbor is situated 7 miles (11 kilometers) to the northeast.

Many of Bar Harbor’s key attractions can be found within easy driving distance of Mount Desert, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Birdsacre Sanctuary and Indian Point are just two of the popular destinations in the area. Two other great attractions that are nearby Mount Desert are the L.L. Bean Shopping Outlet and Woodlawn Museum.

To better understand Bar Harbor, visit one of its museums and theaters. Join a tour, admire the interior of the building or simply enjoy the wonderful displays at the Ellsworth Historical Society in Ellsworth. See one or two of the spectacular theater, dance and music shows at the Grand Theatre in Ellsworth.

If the sun is shining, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and head outside to the nearby parks and reserves. Enjoy the local wilderness by heading to Cadillac Mountain.

When it’s time to rest your weary head after discovering the delights of Mount Desert, check in to one of the area's many short and long stay accommodation options. The Holiday Inn Resort Bar Harbor (Acadia Natl Pk), the Bluenose Inn and the Days Inn Bar Harbor are just some of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.

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