If you go: Maine’s Mount Desert Island

May 1
if you go
GETTING THERE

US Airways offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Bangor, Maine. Mount Desert Island is about 45 miles from Bangor.

WHERE TO STAY

Seawall Motel

566 Seawall Rd.

Southwest Harbor

800-248-9250

seawallmotel.com

Rooms from $65 to $120 depending on the season.

Lindenwood Inn

118 Clark Point Rd.

Southwest Harbor

207-244-5335

www.lindenwoodinn.com

Rooms and suites from $129 to $329 depending on the season, with breakfast, some with harbor views and balcony. Pool and hot tub.

WHERE TO EAT

Red Sky

14 Clark Point Rd.

Southwest Harbor

207-244-0476

redskyrestaurant.com

Inventive menu with local, organic ingredients, hand-cut meats and varied vegetarian options. Entrees from $22.

XYZ Restaurant

80 Seawall Rd.

Southwest Harbor

207-244-5221

www.xyzmaine.com

Innovative Mexican menu using locally sourced food. All entrees, from slow-cooked pork and short ribs to tiger shrimp, are $25.

Islesford Dock Restaurant

Little Cranberry Island

Islesford

207-244-7494

islesforddock.info/node/22

Seasonally focused menu. Small plates from $3.50, burgers from $10, large plates (braised lamb sugo, duck breast, shellfish stew) from $17.

Thurston’s

9 Thurston Rd.

Bernard

207-244-7600

thurstonslobster.com

Line up to order lobster by size and enjoy at a table overlooking the harbor. Highlights are lobsters, coleslaw, and corn cooked in the husk in lobster water; prices vary seasonally.

Beech Hill Farm stand

171 Beech Hill Rd.

Mount Desert

207-244-5204

www.coa.edu/farmstand.htm

Farm-grown organic produce and locally produced meat, eggs, dairy products, fruit, baked goods and gourmet specialty foods. June through October.

WHAT TO DO

Acadia National Park

www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

See Web site for hours and seasonal closings. A weekly pass is $20 per vehicle or $5 per person on foot or bike.

Maine State Kayak

www.mainestatekayak.com

A short training session and equipment for a guided group trip down the west side of the island is $44 in the off-season, $48 in July and August.

INFORMATION

www.visitmaine.com

D.T. and L.S.

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