Maine’s Pretty Harbors – Mount Dessert Island
According to DownEast Magazine reader’s poll, we have three of the most beautiful harbors right here in Acadia. Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor all showed up in the top ten according to the magazine-number two, five and six respectively.. Make sure you get to all three spots during your stay. Filled with sailing vessels old and new and the working boats of the waterfront, these beautiful vistas will be among your most remembered.
Also on the list, two harbors within a days driving list – Winter Harbor, number nine (on the Schoodic Peninsula – part of Acadia National Park) and Camden Harbor – which came out as the number one Harbor in the state. As a side trip, think about visiting the international film festival in Camden Maine. It starts on October 1, through October 4th. Show casing the best in non-fiction film, the festival is in it’s fifth year. More information on schedule and times can be found at www.camdenfilmfest.org.
Along route 1, Camden Maine is worth a visit just for the harbor view. Make sure you visit the top of Mt. Battey on your way down to Camden. You have to see the view from the tower at the top. It’s incredible. Alright, it’s very walkable too in a few hours, but if time is an issue, you can drive up too. Afterwords it’s worth the drive across route one to walk the shore-line. Stroll along Camden harbor to the park on the south edge. I think it’s the harbors south east orientation that provides a special light for the harbor.