Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Northeast Harbor, ME
When God created Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park, he didn’t forget boaters. He created Northeast Harbor.
Well, of course, it was really George B. Dorr and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who put the pieces together of what would become one of America’s greatest natural treasures, but there’s no disputing that the location of Northeast Harbor just so happens to serve as an ideal seaside basecamp for exploring Acadia. The harbor itself, just 300 yards wide at its entrance, provides excellent shelter while the shoreside services available to boaters could not be much more ideal.
Boaters are not the only ones to recognize the beauty of Northeast Harbor – it has become one of the most exclusive enclaves on the coast, with celebrities and hedge fund managers alike buying up the estates that dot its shores. Such residents haven’t completely locked up the town for their own personal use, though, with the delightful downtown still serving as a wonderful place for a stroll and the Asticou’s Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden both offering a chance to experience a horticultural marvel. And at the end of the day, your dinghy is only a few steps away!
If you are looking for a way to enter Acadia National Park through a distinctly more relaxed doorway than you will find in Bar Harbor and Frenchman’s Bay, Northeast Harbor represents a wonderful option for boaters and other coastal travelers.
Local Goods & Services See All Nearby
Fishing in Northeast Harbor, ME Map View
Coastal News Updates See All
Now that the 2021 hurricane season is here, it's time to make sure that you… More
By Adam Young of panfishnation.com What Are The Different Types of Fishing Reels? And Which… More
Now that summer is just around the corner and social distancing rules are being lifted… More
Persistent rain did nothing to dampen the mood for this launch -- it's downeast Maine… More
On a recent visit to Mount Desert Island, I stopped by the marina at Northeast… More
With a recent batch of fresh snow on the ground, winter has finally arrived to… More
Acadia National Park can be your own outdoor playground in the winter months. Gone are… More
Sailing and hiking go hand in hand. Northeast Harbor, as well as being a beautiful… More