If you’ve ever cracked into a lobster and thought, “Hmm, this would be better a la mode,” then Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium in downtown Bar Harbor is your place.
Four spots — with boatloads of ambiance — to dig into our famous crustacean (just remember, the bibs are for tourists).
The park’s car-free (for visitors, anyway) island outpost in Penobscot Bay is low on traffic and amenities, big on tranquility.
One author’s obsession with Acadia’s unnoticed memorials and secret trails.
Mount Desert Island hosts a dozen-plus campgrounds and more than 1,200 sites. We visited nearly all of them last summer (really) and decided on the best ones.
Rainy day fun, learning escapes, family activities, and more: a few (okay, more than a few) things to do when you’re not hiking or eating popovers.
One writer’s earliest childhood memory: fleeing the blaze that forever changed Bar Harbor.
An hour’s drive from Bar Harbor, on the far side of Frenchman Bay, the already-scenic Schoodic Peninsula is now even more inviting.
Grab a seat under the big canopy maple, sip from the smart microbrew and wine list, and languidly toss a few balls on the bocce court.
The park is a day hiker’s paradise with some 125 miles of trails, from shoreline strolls to rocky, exposed ridge routes. Here are a few of our favorites.
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.