- The list below includes 83 free or cheap things to do in or near Mount Desert, Maine, including 56 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Magic Shows, Art Gallery and Specialty Museums.
- From Thuya Gardens to Somes Sound, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Mount Desert and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Deer Isle, Castine and Ellsworth.
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Pretty Marsh Road, Rt. 102, Mount Desert, ME 04660 MoreLess Info
Tour Acadia National Park with National Park Canoe and Kayak Rental. Located on Great Long Pond, the company leases both canoes and kayaks along with accessories such as paddles and life jackets.
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62 Beech Hill Crossroad, Mount Desert, ME MoreLess Info
A museum dedicated to preserving the granite industry, the Maine Granite Industry Museum houses a collection of mining artifacts and exhibits. The museum showcases granite samples from the mines, photos, books, and the tools and equipment used in mining granite.
The Gallery at Somes Sound is a furniture and art gallery that includes works by artists such as Ann Sklar, John Stobart, Gregory Spring, and Gilbert Welch. The gallery has multiple floors and is open 7 days a week.
Featuring a mix of humor and fast-moving illusions, the Moscow Magic & Comedy Show runs throughout the summer season. Starring comic magician Victor Zenko, the show is housed in a small theater so advanced reservations are recommended.
Northeast Harbor Tennis Club features 13 wooded holes surrounded by thousands of trees and 5 traditional links-style holes, significant elevation changes and very small greens. They also offer a full-service Pro Shop, powered and pull carts, and limited food service.
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Asticou Way, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662 MoreLess Info
Designed after the Japanese strolling gardens, the Asticou Azalea Garden is perfectly balanced when it comes to the natural environment and the man-made arrangements. The garden rooms are connected by paths. It also has a sand garden.
Even though the mountain is one of the lowest peaks in Acadia, the Flying Mountain Hiking Trail offers great views due to the lack of obstacles at the top. The trail is variable since it can be completed as a 0.6-mile inner loop or an outer loop of 4.6 miles.