Mount Desert Island
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Mount Desert Island is the largest island in Maine. It is also the second largest island on the Eastern Seaboard (behind Long Island in New York). It is over 108 square miles and about 1/3 of it is Acadia National Park (shown in green on the map below).
Mount Desert Island (or MDI as the locals call it) is home to 4 towns and multiple “villages” within the towns. Bar Harbor is most well known as a place that tourists come to visit from all over the world. Bar Harbor also includes the villages of Hulls Cove and Town Hill. Mount Desert is one of the wealthier communities and includes the village of Northeast Harbor. Tremont covers most of the south west side of the island and includes the villages of Bass Harbor and Seal Cove. Southwest Harbor borders Somes Sound.