Bass Harbor, Tremont, ME, USA

Bass Harbor, Tremont, ME, USA

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An island getaway in Bass Harbor

The DownEast and Acadia region of Maine is a haven of lighthouses, lobster boats and lovely seaside towns, and Bass Harbor is the place to go to experience it all. Nature walks and wildlife sightings are just around the corner in Acadia National Park, but the village also offers a chance to get out on the water in summer for boat trips around the islets out in the bay. With a range of charming New England cottages and picturesque seaside homes here, you're sure to find the perfect Bass Harbor vacation rental to launch your adventures on Mount Desert Island.

Out on the waves in Bass Harbor

There's so much to do on land in the Acadia area but don't miss the opportunity to take in the incredible scenery from the surrounding waters. Boat rides from Bass Harbor offer the chance to cruise around the offshore islands and national park aboard sail boats and lobster boats, spying lazing seals and nesting birds along the way. Perfect for the whole family, these excursions usually take place during the warmer months. If you're traveling without kids, sunset sails are the perfect way to add a touch of romance as you witness the incredible show of pinks and oranges painted across the evening sky.

Exploring islands near Bass Harbor

Just a quick ferry ride from Bass Harbor, a quaint summer paradise awaits on Swan's Island. There are a number of attractions around the community but a great place to start is the Swan's Island Lobster and Marine Museum which displays antique fishing gear, boat models and a collection of photos that give insight to the island's heritage. You'll also want to visit the 1870's lighthouse here, where you can climb to the top of the light tower and check out art and history exhibits in the keeper's house. There's also a white-sand beach on the island, perfect for swimming and sunning on warm days.

Summers outside in Bass Harbor

Summers in Bass Harbor are ideal for all the outdoor activities that Mount Desert Island and the surrounding waters have to offer. From boat excursions out on the waves to hikes along the rocky coast, there are endless ways to enjoy warm days in this season. June through August are the ideal time to visit, as average highs peak close to 80 degrees and evenings cool off enough to call for sweaters. If you visit in summer, why not look for a Bass Harbor vacation rental on the water, perfect for watching the sun rise with a cup of coffee each morning.

Hitting the trails near Bass Harbor

Mount Desert Island is a nature-lover's paradise and the area around Bass Harbor brims with opportunities to spot wildlife. With the huge expanse of Acadia National Park on the outskirts of the village, there's a wealth of hiking routes to explore and a couple of coastal trailheads are just a quick jaunt from your Bass Harbor vacation rental. The 1.5-mile Wonderland Trail is a family-friendly option that follows a well-marked path along pine forests to oceanside tide pools. Longer treks for all levels of hikers can be found in other areas of the Park, whether you prefer to follow the coast or head for mountain summits.