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Welcome to Southwest Harbor Maine.
inviting, picturesque... these are things that come to mind when talking
about Southwest Harbor. Southwest Harbor is the largest town on the West side
of Mount Desert Island which locally is referred to as the "quiet side".
A stroll along Southwest Harbor's quaint upscale Main
wonderful shopping, restaurants and activities. Southwest Harbor
is where most of the historic bed and breakfasts inns are located along
with the hotels, motels, and cottages making them convenient to dining, shopping and activities on
Mount Desert Island. You
will not be short on also finding splendid vacation rentals in and
around the Southwest Harbor area for your Maine vacation. In the Southwest
Harbor area you will find a spectacular part of
Acadia National Park at
Seawall which you will certainly not want to miss visiting when you
visit Acadia National Park on the Bar Harbor side. It's just a
short ride from Bar Harbor. Southwest Harbor and the villages on
this side of Mount Desert Island are free from the hustle and bustle yet
are not short on character and many activities for your vacation
enjoyment. You can enjoy Southwest's harbor from many vantage
points, one from the public dock off of
Point which is used for both commercial and leasurely boating.
At the Great Harbor Marina you'll get fantastic views of the harbor and
islands beyond. Just beyond Southwest Harbor to the left is Manset which
is home of Hinckley Yachts one of the finest crafted
boats in the World. Next, you'll find Bass Harbor Head Light which was built in 1858 on a
magnificent rugged shoreline. At Bass Harbor Head light you can enter on
the right where you can go right up to the light house which is occupied
all year long; however, there is a path on the left from the
parking lot that will take you to the best vantage point.
There are steps that lead
you down to the huge granite rocks that jet out where you can take
awesome photos of the lighthouse. You'll also want to stop at
Seal Cove and if you're lucky you'll see seals sunning and playing. There
are also picnic tables that are placed to provide the best views of the
Seal Cove. You will
also find the Seal Cove Auto Museum which is of the most amazing brass
antique auto collections in the world, dating as far back as the 1800's.
Southwest Harbor is a beautiful part of Mount Desert Island that you
shouldn't miss. Southwest Harbor has many nice places to stay.
You can browse through our virtual directory for
Southwest Harbor Maine Lodging. This is a unique directory
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and panoramic views. You'll find
Bed and Breakfast,
Vacation Rentals in Southest Harbor.
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