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Northeast Harbor, ME

Hiking the trails in Acadia Park at the top of Mount Desert Island.


The latitude of Northeast Harbor is 44.294N. The longitude is -68.29W.

Northeast Harbor is on Mount Desert Island, site of the spectacular Acadia National Park. Well-known residents have included Barbara Bel Geddes, actress, better known as JR's mom.

Things to do

Shop North e ast Harbo r's delightful main street, right up the hill from the docks.  Visit Abbe Museum (Native American history culture and archeology), Great Harbor Maritime Museum and Petite Plaisance. Check out Acadia Park Carriage Tour if you are feeling less energetic, or hike around NE Harbor or in Acadia Par k.   The park service schedules specials kids Acadia workshops or programs but the schedule is released during the season. The Island Explorer will take you anywhere in the park. Take a ferry ride over to Little Cranberry lsland and have lunch at Islesford Dock.

For more refined activities, tour the Asticou Terraces: Azalea Gardens , Thuya Lodge and Gardens before cocktails at the Asticou Inn. Have tea at the Jordan Pond House.  Play tennis at the marina courts $10/hr.

Boating Information

Marina Northeast Harbor Municipal Marina has dockage

Northeast Harbor Municipal Moorings – There are about 60 transient moorings (including floats) available in North East Harbor, but they cannot be reserved in advance. If you wish to stay on a mooring, the Harbormaster suggests that you plan to be in North East Harbor by 1000. Call the Harbormaster on Channel 9 or 68, and you will be escorted to an available mooring or float. Rafting is permitted. $15.00 per night up to 59' LOA.
Clifton Fuel Dock 276-5308 & MDI Water taxi 244-7312 also have a few moorings

Anchorage Not possible within the harbor
Dinghy Docks At marina on the northernmost docks and also at the Asticou Gardens
Launch/Water Taxi No launch; MDI Water taxi 244-7312

Asticou Inn – Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the main porch of the spectacular Asticou Innoverlooking North East Harbor. (Open cash bar). It's about a 5-minute walk from Asticou Gardens dinghy docks. Menu limited to 5 entrees - seats only 50. $18-24
MainSail Restaurant – 100 seats in main dining room or on the terrace. Entrees $10-16
151 Main – tiny only 18 seats. New in 2002
Jordan Pond Restaurant (in Acadia) 20 seats --Entrees $14-20 – (take Island Explorer from docks to restaurant) Kids menu
Docksider – Entrees $3-18
Take-out: Colonels Bakery & Deli and Pine Tree market
Ice Nearby in town
Fuel Clifton Fuel Dock 276-5308
Pump-Out Onsite, free
Nearest Yard Mt. Desert Yacht Yard 276-5114
Ships Store F.T. Brown Marine 276-3329
Trash Disposal OnSite
Propane/CNG Propane: Island Plumbing/Heating CNG Hinckleys in SW harbor
Heads 2 (in Yachtsman's Building at the Chamber of Commerce next door)
Showers 2 (in Yachtsman's Building $1 – requires 4 quarters)
Laundry 1 W & 1 D – full-service laundromat in town Shirt off Your Back 276-5611

Supermarket: Pine Tree Market 276-3335 (delivers to docks)

Other Resources: Full Belli Deli, Liquor Locker (delivers to docks), The Colonel's 276-5147 (bakery, wine, cheese pizza – delivers, too)

Transportation Rental Cars: Enterprise 667-1217
Airport Limo: Airport and Harbor Car Service 667-5995
Local Taxi: AAA Taxi 288-8294
Intercity Bus: No
Local Bus: Island Explorer 288-4573 covers all of MDI as well as the Bar Harbor Airport
Ferries: Beal & Bunker's to Cranberry Island 244-3575 $12/6 RT
Airports: Bar Harbor 20 miles


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