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3 Hour: Coastlines, Fjord & Victorian Mansions

3 Hour: A tour of Mount Desert Island outside of Acadia

Quick Details

Tour Length: 3 hours

Tour Start Times: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 1 p.m.

Vehicle Options: minivan or 14 passenger van.

Tour Attractions & Sites: Fall Foliage, Granite Coastline, Otter Creek, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Somes Sound, Somesville, Peggy Rockefeller Farm

6 Passenger Minivan Private Tour - Price for whole vehicle
14 Passenger Van Private Tour - Price for whole vehicle

See the Spectacular Fall Foliage against the Pink Granite Coastline

We start by driving through the canyon between Champlain and Dorr Mountains.  See the tarn, built as a reflective pool for Dorr Mountain.  Drive through the historic fishing community of Otter Creek as you head into the summer colonies of Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor.

Drive along Peabody Drive to see the mansions of the “Summer People” and stop at breathtaking harbors. See Seal Harbor Beach and the beautiful yachts and picnic boats moored there. Spend time in the summer colonies of Seal and Northeast Harbor, including the Asticou Gardens and a drive up Somes Sound (the only fjord of the eastern seaboard).

We then head over to historic Somesville, the oldest community on the island. The village was established by Abraham Somes who was the first European settler on the island. Stop and take a picture on the famous bridge built by his ancestors in his honor.

Then head back across the center of the island to see the explosion of fall colors on the Crooked Road.  Stop at the famous Stone Barn and Peggy Rockefeller Farm.  This famously photographed farm has a distinctive stone barn, built in 1907, along with a c. 1850 Greek Revival farm house and carriage barn.

Finish your island tour by driving through the historic district of Bar Harbor extending from Eden Street to Billings Avenue, it encompasses a well-preserved concentration of summer “cottages” built during Bar Harbor’s heyday as a resort for the wealthy in the early 20th century. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.