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.
Acadia puts an extra rugged spin on the iconic Maine postcard view of the lit tower standing stoically against the shore. Throw your lighthouse expectations out the window: those in and near the park are all a bit quirky in location and/or design.
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.
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.
In the summer, MDI has the world’s highest popover density. Here are a few favorite popover providers.
It took a starry-eyed aristocrat to transform exclusive MDI into a shared national treasure.
A decade of blooms follows decades of neglect in this off-the-beaten-path MDI garden.