Mount Desert Island, Maine

This is our first trip to Maine – loving it!

MDI is the largest island in Maine. Its size is smaller than Long Island NY and larger than Martha’s Vineyard. It’s on the east coast of U.S. The population is 10,615 (2010 census) but hosted 3.5 million visitors in 2017 – aiming at Acadia National Park.

Bar Harbor on the east is the largest and most popular area. It’s a quint small town of 5,235 people (2010 census), with many nice hotels, ice cream shops and public bathrooms, aside from the usual trinket shops. Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor are less visited – they only have medical center. Bar Harbor has a hospital (@ corner of Main and Wayman Lane, which is at one end of the Shore Path). Between two smaller harbors, I prefer SW over NE.

Acadia Park dominates the MDI. The park and lobster are the twin engine that drives their economy.

Some restaurants we dined:

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