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Mount Desert overview

Mount Desert is surrounded by picturesque views of the desert, beaches, and islands. You'll enjoy Mount Desert's museums and port, along with activities like whale watching and kayaking. Spend a relaxing day at Acadia National Park and Asticou Azalea Garden when the weather is nice. Be sure stop by Maine Granite Industry Museum and Acadia Repertory Theater while you're here. Whatever you're into, Mount Desert has something for you.

Where to stay in Mount Desert

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Mount Desert has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Mount Desert with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Mount Desert hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Mount Desert hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Mount Desert

Fly in to Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), 7 mi (11.3 km) from downtown Mount Desert.

What to see around Mount Desert

Outdoorsy fun is on hand such as adventure tours, kayaking, and exploring the port, along with attractions such as:
  • • Perpendicular Trail
  • • Beech Cliff Loop
  • • Bubble Rock
  • • Carriage Roads
  • • Heart of Acadia Loop
A top draw is the area's cultural scene including places like:
  • • Maine Granite Industry Museum
  • • Acadia Repertory Theater
Its beaches, desert views, and lakes are notable, and top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Somes Sound
  • • Acadia National Park
  • • Asticou Azalea Garden
  • • Penobscot Mountain
  • • Jordan Pond
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Maine Granite Industry Museum
  • • Acadia Repertory Theater
  • • Northeast Harbor Golf Club
  • • Islesford Market
  • • Wendell Gilley Museum

When to visit Mount Desert

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 47°F day, 11°F night
  • April-June: 80°F day, 30°F night
  • July-September: 82°F day, 46°F night
  • October-December: 64°F day, 16°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 0.47 inches
  • April-June: 0.47 inches
  • July-September: 0.35 inches
  • October-December: 0.55 inches