Destination guide

A gateway to Acadia National Park

Trenton, on Maine's northernmost Atlantic shore, is a picturesque gateway to the beautiful Acadia National Park. Caressed by breezy Atlantic currents and nestled on the tree-lined, rocky shore of the Mount Desert Narrows, Trenton is the last stop before the roadway to Mount Desert Island, Frenchman Cove and Bar Harbor. Choose a Trenton vacation rental to explore this idyllic coastal region, spend long lunches in rustic lobster restaurants and hike some of the most beautiful trails in the USA in Acadia National Park.

Things to do

Family fun in Trenton

Trenton has a small waterpark and amusement park with go-karts – great if you're staying at your Trenton vacation rental with kids. The majority of local shops and nightlife can be found across the narrows at Bar Harbor, including Mount Desert Island's only vineyard and winery. This pretty coastal town offers plenty of fun family activities. Hire a kayak to paddle around the bay or book tickets on a lobster boat tour or whale-watching excursion. Depending on the season, you might spot humpback whales, as well as porpoises, seals, dolphins or North Atlantic puffins.


Unique beach experiences in Trenton

Visit the Acadia National Park visitor center in Trenton or on the tiny Thompson Island as you cross over to Mount Desert Island to pick up trail maps and family-friendly nature guides. Once across, Sand Beach – framed by tree-covered spits of rock – makes for a picture-perfect pirate cove. On sunny days, take a picnic and brave the chilly waters for a fab family day out. Here, you can pick up the Great Head Trail for a short but challenging hike with commanding ocean views. Or stick around until darkness falls for a magical experience spotting the phosphorescent glow of algae on the rocks and sand by starlight.


Cozy vacations in the winter

The Atlantic breezes keep the temperatures a little warmer in winter than they fall elsewhere in Maine, but you can still expect snowfall during the winter months. This is the time to cozy up in your Trenton vacation rental with a mug of hot chocolate and the wood burner blazing, following a bracing walk along the shoreline. May through September are the ideal warm, sunny seasons for hiking and biking and boating adventures, with highs reaching into the 70s in mid-summer.

Natural features

Trenton's wild coastline

The rugged landscapes along Maine's rocky Atlantic Coast offer great opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, nature watching and fishing. Acadia National Park is a place of glacier-carved beauty and incredible sea-sculpted rocky coves and sea stacks. It's home to Cadillac Mountain, a mass of quartz and feldspar-studded granite, and the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. Hike the park's trails, rocky beaches and pristine woodlands for incredible ocean vistas, diverse birdwatching opportunities and the wide variety of coastal and woodland fauna and flora – including beaver, peregrine falcon, hawks, loons and seabirds.

How to get there

How to get to and around Trenton

The nearest airport is in Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), located 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bangor, ME (BGR-Bangor Intl.), which is 32.4 mi (52.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Trenton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,216 vacation rentals near Trenton. From 630 Houses to 383 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Trenton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Trenton?

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

  • Bass Harbor: 299 vacation rentals
  • Hall Quarry: 40 vacation rentals
  • Hancock Point: 28 vacation rentals
  • Otter Creek: 28 vacation rentals
  • Lucerne-in-Maine: 17 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Trenton?

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

  • Wild Acadia Fun Park: 1,377 vacation rentals
  • Kisma Preserve: 1,386 vacation rentals
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching: 1,284 vacation rentals
  • Cadillac Mountain: 1,284 vacation rentals
  • Mount Desert Island Oceanarium: 1,405 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Trenton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Trenton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 630 Houses in Trenton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Trenton include:

  • Cottages: 383 rentals available
  • Cabins: 383 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 383 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Trenton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 50 vacation rentals with pool available in Trenton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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