Just south of Ellsworth, unless arriving by boat, one must pass through Trenton Maine to get to Mount Desert Island. Even those flying into Bar Harbor will land in the Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport which is actually located in Trenton. Trenton Maine is an ideal location to stay and tour Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Northeast and Southwest Harbors affordably.
Hotels and lodges tend to be less expensive here and you escape from some of the hubbub of Bar Harbor by staying on the outskirts of the bustling seaside town of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Visitors here can also take a scenic glider or biplane ride from the private airport for a beautiful bird’s eye view of the amazing Acadia landscape from aloft.
Visitors here enjoy the big lobster shacks alongside the Maine roads, shop the quirky Maine craft shops or slip in a round of golf at the nearby Bar Harbor golf course. You’re also close to Schoodic Peninsula, part of Acadia, with its scenic seaside loop and stunnign granite shores.
Lodging in Nearby Towns
This historic Inn is an 1870's Victorian bed and breakfast, situated atop Dirigo Hill and overlooking the picturesque waters of Southwest Harbor. Located on Mt Desert Island near Bar Harbor and world-famous Acadia National Park. The Inn is within walking distance of wonderful restaurants, shopping, marinas, and lobster wharves. The Bowsprit Bar at the Harbour Cottage Inn also offers guests a relaxed evening on the beautiful deck and porch. Learn More
The Acadia Inn sits on four acres bordering Acadia National Park and the coastal village of Bar Harbor. Whether you are visiting for a classic family vacation or seeking adventure, the Acadia Inn is your perfect fit. Our hotel has all the essentials - comfortable rooms, affordable rates, modern amenities, and a great location. Plus, direct trail access to Acadia National Park; family activities, such as movies on the lawn and s’mores, a pool, playground, and a relaxing atmosphere. Learn More
The Bar Harbor Villager Motel is in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor close to shops, restaurants, activities, and the beautiful Bar Harbor Waterfront. With our in-town location, free off-street parking for guests, and the free Island Explorer bus service (May-October) which departs from just around the corner - you can access all the incredible features of downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park without ever getting back in your car. Learn More
Nestled close to Acadia National Park, the Bar Harbor Motel is offers so much. You can hike, bike, shop, and dine, all within a mile or two of our drive. The Motel also offers on-site amenities to make your trip spectacular. Our heated outdoor pool, playgrounds, lawn games, and kid-focused activities make your days filled with fun! The Island Explorer bus stop, on-site trail access to the park, bicycle storage, complimentary continental breakfast, and guest laundry make it simple. Learn More
Acadia Sunrise Motel l 207-667-8452
Isleview Motel and Cottages l 207-667-5661
Narrows Too Camping Resort l 207-667-4300
Open Hearth Inn Bed and Breakfast l 207-667-293