- The list below includes 80 free or cheap things to do in or near Southwest Harbor, Maine, including 56 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Specialty Museums, Gardens and Food Shops.
- From Beech Cliff Loop to Perpendicular Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Southwest Harbor and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Deer Isle, Ellsworth and Castine.
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.
96% 894 votes
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.
100% 19 votes
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.
84% 100 votes
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.
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.