Mount Desert Island is undoubtedly beautiful, but Jen would argue that the waters that surround Mount Desert are even more so. Don’t take her word for it, come and see for yourself. Whether you're in Frenchman Bay on the East side of the island, Western Way to the South, or Blue Hill Bay on the West, the expanse of water views are all unique and you will be rewarded with sights that will take your breath away!
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS
Did you know a mother lobster can carry up to 100,000 eggs at a time? We know that traveling with children feels like the same amount of work and the less you have to bring with you the better.
Let us help with our Baby Gear Rentals, including strollers, pack and plays, and hiking backpacks. We even offer Adventure Bags for kids (full of activities) and boxes of toys to keep the little ones entertained.
PORCUPINE ISLANDS IN FRENCHMAN BAY
Legend states that the Porcupine Islands came into existence when a Native American chief hiked to the top of Cadillac Mountain. Four porcupines joined him on the mountain and started to pester him. He ignored them for as long as he could, until he eventually threw each of them into the bay, where they instantly turned into the Porcupine Islands.
You can visit our Porcupines by boat, sea kayak and even by foot by walking to Bar Island, one of the Porcupine Islands, during low tide.
MEET YOU AT THE POUND
Did you know that the gulf of Maine is more densely populated with lobster than any location in the world, averaging 1 lobster per square meter?
Jen prefers dining on lobster from a working pound where you can get better value and a more authentic experience than in a restaurant. Her favorites include Beal’s in Southwest Harbor, Thurston’s in Bass Harbor, and Trenton Bridge in Trenton. Bon appetit!
THE WATER IS CALLING...
Sea Kayaking, whale watching, sailing and nature trips...there are endless ways to experience the waters around Mount Desert Island!
Some of our favorites are:
Diver Ed's Dive in Theater - #1 recommended trip for families.
Friendship V-Bar Harbor Whale Watching - a first-hand view of whales and other wildlife.
The Schooner Margaret Todd - a 151' 4-Masted Schooner.
Lulu’s Lobster Boat -a traditional Downeast lobster boat.
Sea Kayaking with Maine State Sea Kayak -paddle the quiet West side of the island.
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YOUR VACATION AWAITS!