West of Somes Sound, MDI sees less traffic, so you can stroll the shops and cafés of downtown Southwest Harbor without feeling like part of the throng.
They’re not Maine’s highest mountains, but there’s something undeniably majestic about Acadia’s rounded and (mostly) bald-topped peaks.
“Early morning is the time to be in the park. All the senses are heightened in the quiet, delicate light; you hear birds singing from every direction, animals rustling in the woods, streams running. . . .”
In the summer, MDI has the world’s highest popover density. Here are a few favorite popover providers.
The relationship between the Wabanaki and Acadia is millennia-old, complex, and ongoing.
In 1883, an enterprising local named Francis H. Clergue built a narrow-gauge cog railway to the top of Cadillac Mountain — then called Green Mountain.
Gardening and landscaping have always been big among the MDI gentry, and the island today is speckled with serene spots to enjoy the fruits of their leisure.
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