Mount Desert Island (MDI) in Hancock County, Maine, is the largest island off the coast of Maine. According to the 2010 census, the island has a year-round population of 10,615, and it is estimated that two and a half million tourists a year visit Acadia National Park on the island. The island is home to numerous well known summer colonies such as Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor.
Mount Desert Island in Maine got its name from French Explorer Samuel de Champlain, who when seeing no tress on the island named it “Ile de Monts Deserts,” which means “island of the bare mountains.”
At 1,532 feet, Cadillac Mountain is MDI’s highest point—and the first place in the continental United States to welcome the sunrise each day.
The most popular Destination is the Acadia National Park.
It is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area with abundance of biodiversity. It is heaven on earth with clean air, water, its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain. In wildlife one can site whales, seabirds, moose, bear. It is also know as the ‘Crown Jewel of the North Atalantic’ and is amongst top 10 most popular national parks in
A big hit with tourists who visit in millions to explore it hiking trials, stone bridges, seven peaks more than 1000 feet and carriage roads.
The other sites are :
- Mount Desert Island
- Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail
- Cadillac Mountain
- Gorham Mountain Trail
- Schoodic Peninsula
- Frenchman Bay
- Eagle Lake
- Jordan Park
- Asticou Azalea Garden
- Bubble Rock
A must see before you die destination and highly recommended.