Coastal Charm in Maine’s Downeast
When you think about quintessential lobster towns in Maine, Southwest Harbor comes to mind. Home to many lobster fishermen, harbor views, a charming main street and waterview inns – this is a place to spend a lovely lobster filled day or weekend.
Located just west of the southern entrance to Somes Sound on Mount Desert Island, this is also a great jumping off point during a visit to Acadia National Park. Park your car and take serene stroll before having a lobster roll lunch. An afternoon delight to consider? Take a sail aboard Sail Acadia, a traditional Friendship Sloop… Maine’s original lobster boat! These sail powered vessels were built in Maine in the late 1800’s as working lobster boats and have remained popular because of their beauty and seaworthy nature.
Why we love it? A quaint peek into life in a small charming lobster village.
- Located approximately 12 miles from Bar Harbor
- On Mount Desert Island
- Surrounded by Acadia National Park