- Our list of the best things to do in Mount Desert, Maine, features the top 117 nearby activities — including 75 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Mount Desert, ME has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Water Activities, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 11 things to do within the city of Mount Desert, ME , followed by 106 popular activities in nearby cities, including Bar Harbor, Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Southwest Harbor, Castine, Stonington, Trenton, Blue Hill, Bass Harbor and Northeast Harbor
A Morning in Maine is a 55 feet-long sails ship, which won in 2000 the award Best Sailboat at the Boston Antique and Classic Boat Festival. It offers its visitors trips in the Penobscot Bay and it can also be rented for special events.
If you are looking for a relaxing and scenic place to stay then the Samoset Resort Golf Course has much to offer you. With its 18-hole scenic championship golf course and superb dining experience nearby to keep you occupied and your taste buds satisfied.
Breakwater & Marie Reed Park is a park featuring a mile long jetty (built to form a breakwater to protect the Rockland harbor from the sea.) Visitors to the park can walk across the jetty to a historic lighthouse.
Opened to the view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Camden Snow Bowl offers plenty of entertaining opportunities no matter the season, which include: hiking, sports courts, swimming and fishing during the warm season, ski slopes, ice-skating and a 400 foot-long toboggan chute during the cold season.
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Orono, ME MoreLess Info
A heath heaven is how best to describe the Orono Bog Boardwalk. It is a whole new world that offers a glimpse of the bog habitat and the myriads and varying plant species within.
It took over 18 years in the late 1800s and 700,000 tons of granite to create the breakwater now known as Rockland Breakwater Light. The original light was placed there in 1902, and visitors can go on volunteer docent led tours.
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Windjammer Wharf - Capt Spear Drive, Rockland, ME MoreLess Info
Buffalohead Sailing Charters has two hour to multiday sails available on their 32-foot vintage wooden gaff sloop. The company specializes in small groups of four people and under, and people can bring their own food and alcohol, or have the company cater the sailing.
Thorfin Expeditions has instructors who teach standup paddle boarding, outdoor education, and lead multisport adventures for individuals and as team building exercises. The company also offers new and used paddleboards for sale.
Maine State Ferry Service offers ferry service for passengers and vehicles back and forth between the mainland and the islands. They offer seasonal schedules, and the trips offer scenic and sometimes wildlife viewing.