Destination guide

Long Pond is a natural paradise

Nestled amidst verdant rolling hills and fragrant pine forests, Long Pond is a blissfully secluded glacial lake located on the west of Maine's Mount Desert Island. One of the largest islands in the United States, this expansive natural paradise is scattered with dense woodlands, rugged beaches and majestic granite mountains. While the island's jaw-dropping beauty draws vacationers from far and wide, Long Pond remains gloriously tranquil even at the height of summer. But should you find yourself craving a little hustle and bustle, affluent resort towns like Bar Harbor, with its chic boutiques and gourmet seafood restaurants, are within easy reach. Long Pond vacation rentals range from rustic cabins to sprawling family homes, so you're bound to find one to suit.

Things to do

Aquatic encounters and a trip back in time

You'll find plenty of attractions within easy reach of your Long Pond vacation rental. In downtown Bar Harbor you'll find the Abbe Museum, an inspiring institution devoted to preserving and celebrating the cultures of the Wabanaki, Maine's native people. Its central exhibition explores over 12,000 years of local history through ancient artifacts, vivid photos and immersive multi-media displays. For a spot of educational family fun, head to the Mount Desert Oceanarium, where you can get up close and personal with lobsters, starfish and urchins, and learn all about efforts to save the local whale population.


Lazy days around Long Pond

Long Pond's scenic shores are ideal for a spot of early morning yoga or meditation. If you can't get enough of the mesmerizing vistas, hire a kayak or canoe, and glide across the crystal-clear waters in whatever direction looks the most captivating. If you're visiting in the summer months, you'll of course want to take a refreshing dip at some point. The lake is teeming with salmon and bass, making it a perennially popular spot for anglers. If you're visiting in the fall, you can look forward to the awe-inspiring, multi-hued spectacle of the changing foliage. In winter, sections of the island become hot spots for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.


Sunny summer days on Long Pond

Long Pond vacation rentals are most sought-after during the summer season of June to August. The weather at this time of year is often sublime, with long, sunny days and expansive blue skies. Temperatures can, however, drop substantially after dark, so it's worth packing a sweater or jacket. Falls are often crisp and clear, with visitors flocking to the island around early October for a spot of leaf peeping. Winters are cold but similarly spectacular, with plenty of snowfall. Spring can be damp and chilly, but temperatures begin to rise gradually from March.

Natural features

Long Pond's fabulous flora and fauna

Long Pond is guaranteed to enthrall nature and wildlife lovers of all stripes. Keep quiet as you hike through the island's lush forests, and you may catch a glimpse of some of the mammals that make their home here, such as darting white-tailed deer, adorable river otters, majestic black bears or an iconic Maine moose. The island is also one of the best spots in the country for bird watching, with over 300 recorded species, including awe-inspiring birds of prey like bald eagles, sharp-shinned hawks and peregrine falcons.

Can I find a vacation rental around Long Pond?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 945 vacation rentals near Long Pond. From 505 Houses to 82 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Long Pond for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Long Pond?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Long Pond. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bar Harbor: 1,250 vacation rentals
  • Acadia National Park: 1,345 vacation rentals
  • New England: 38,268 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Harbor: 883 vacation rentals
  • Mt Desert Island: 1,238 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Long Pond! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Long Pond?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Long Pond:

  • Bar Harbor: 1,250 rentals
  • Southwest Harbor: 883 rentals
  • Ellsworth: 1,744 rentals
  • Trenton: 1,226 rentals
  • Blue Hill: 1,301 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Long Pond?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Long Pond. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching: 1,286 rentals
  • Cadillac Mountain: 1,284 rentals
  • Mount Desert Island Oceanarium: 1,414 rentals
  • Indian Point: 1,254 rentals
  • Bar Harbor Whale Museum: 1,285 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Long Pond listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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