Mount Desert is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine , United States. It's best known for its proximity to sandy beaches and beautiful, natural scenery.
For a spot of recreation, head to the Acadia National Park, which is best known for its beaches, sweeping cliffs and mountains. At the park, you'll find numerous recreational activities, from hiking, biking and following nature trails to swimming, sailing, and kayaking. It’s an absolute must visit when in the area and there’s so much to do just within the park that it could keep you busy for a few days!
Other top things to do include going whale watching with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., or learning about lobster fishing and see the sights on Lulu’s Lobster Boat Tour.
The top places to stay are Asticou Inn and Bar Harbour Grand Hotel.
October is the best month to see the fall foliage in Maine! Keep in mind that some areas and higher elevations may reach peak color in late September, but many parts of Maine are best to visit in early to mid-October. To enjoy the nearby beaches, visit in summer.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Mount Desert. The hottest month in Mount Desert is May, when temperatures peak at 88 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to -9 ˚F. The wettest month in Mount Desert is January with 4.72 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 1.4 inches of rain.
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