Top 10 Things to do in Northeast Harbor, United States

November 19, 2017 Layne Dawes

Discover the best top things to do in Northeast Harbor, United States including Sea Princess Cruises, Asticou Azalea Garden, Island Cruises, Wonderland Trail, Cadillac Mountain, Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, Flying Mountain Hiking Trail, Acadia Lobster Cruise, Beech Cliff Loop, Park Loop Road.
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1. Sea Princess Cruises

41 Harbor Drive, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
Excellent
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Good
16%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 482 reviews

Sea Princess Cruises

Reviewed By Craig L - Maple Grove, Minnesota

What a nightmare as you could not see across the harbor & during the whole tour it actually got worse. They should have never taken us. What a waste of money & time.....

2. Asticou Azalea Garden

Asticou Way, Seal Harbor and Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662 +1 207-276-3727
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Asticou Azalea Garden

The Asticou Azalea Garden shows some resemblance to a Japanese stroll garden but one that was designed for a coastal Maine setting. The garden is meant to inspire serenity and reflection and creates an illusion of space – of lakes and mountains and distant horizons. The Garden is open seven days per week during daylight hours from May through October

Reviewed By YatriForever - Chennai

The month of June is supposed to be the peak of the Azaleas season, so we couldn't find anything in the garden. This garden is close to Thuya Gardens, just a few minutes of walk. The garden is beautiful, worth a stop even in the off seasons of Azaleas. Since we were on Rt3 , we kept exploring that part of MDI. It is essential to go off the Park Loop to discover the hidden beauty of Acadia.

3. Island Cruises

12 Little Island Way, Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME 04653
Excellent
96%
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5 based on 292 reviews

Island Cruises

Awarded Yankee Magazine's "Best Island Tour," we are the Bar Harbor area's favorite boat cruise and a family owned business now in our 22nd year. Operating out of Bass Harbor to the islands of Blue Hill Bay, we offer exclusive access to what many consider one of the most beautiful parts of the Maine coast, as well as its prettiest harbor. Being off the beaten path, our formula for success is offering the highest quality experience at some of the lowest rates on Mount Desert Island. Try out our 11:00-2:30 Lunch Cruise to Frenchboro; established in 1820 and one of the last year round island fishing communities in Maine, Frenchboro is a place that many people find hard to believe still exists in our busy, high-tech world. Or, join us for the 3:00-5:00 Nature Cruise, where you'll see seals, bald eagles, and even haul a lobster trap or two. We cherish your business and our many return customers, and you'll find that it shows from start to finish.

Reviewed By wrightsftx - Houston, Texas

The entire two hours are enjoyable, educational, and amazing. The Captain makes sure every one sees the wildlife he spots, bringing the boat gently and closely as possible, first from one side, then the other. He easily shares history about the Quiet Side of this...MoreYour experience is exactly what we're trying to accomplish every time we leave the dock with passengers. We're thrilled you enjoyed the tour, and thanks very much for the kind review.

4. Wonderland Trail

Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Wonderland Trail

Reviewed By Glenntherestranteur - Vermont

A mile or so hike through old forest to tidal pools and rocks with crashing surf and surreal landscapes. You will need an Acadia Park pass for this and many other sites on Mount Desert Island.

5. Cadillac Mountain

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME +1 207-288-3338
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 2 reviews

Cadillac Mountain

The East Coast's highest mountain at 1,530 feet and Acadia's best known sight.

Reviewed By Alberta S - Washington DC, District of Columbia

You drive to the top then hike the mountain and get beautiful views of a rugged coast carved by the glaciers. It is the highest point on the east coast, so definitely worth the trip.

6. Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden

The Asticou Inn, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME +1 207-276-3727
Excellent
76%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden

Reviewed By Glenntherestranteur - Vermont

Thank you Rockefellers and others that made and make this incredible garden possible. Pink granite steps lead up to lookouts and phenomenal gardens with incredible landscaping, crafted wood structures, fences and beautiful healthy species including succulents, mosses and flowers.

7. Flying Mountain Hiking Trail

Fernald Point Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
Excellent
76%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Flying Mountain Hiking Trail

Reviewed By comedybuff - Toronto, Canada

This trail goes through wooded areas and to rocky beaches near the ocean. Falcon's are nesting so the longer trail is closed but the short loop is worth it.

8. Acadia Lobster Cruise

Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 25 reviews

Acadia Lobster Cruise

Create a truly memorable vacation with this Lobster Dinner Cruise on a vintage 1967 wooden lobster boat built right here on Mount Desert Island. Learn how lobsters are harvested and enjoy the fresh salt air with views of MDI while Captain Jason Clark prepares your downeast lobster bake and shares his personal knowledge of the area with views of lighthouses and abundant wildlife.

Reviewed By Bennett B

If you are staying in Bar Harbor you need to take the short drive to Northeast Harbor for this adventure. Captain Jason is great, guiding the lobster boat around the islands, stopping to check his lobster traps and hauling them on board. You experience what it's like to be a lobsterman and learn all about lobstering. Then Jason cooks what was just caught, with corn and blueberry pie too! You've never had fresher lobster. We've been coming to Bar Harbor for 25 years and this was a highlight for sure. Really great!

9. Beech Cliff Loop

Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
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5 based on 74 reviews

Beech Cliff Loop

Reviewed By slscottxny - Warren, New Jersey

A bit outside of the more heavily used hikes in Acadia - this short hike (about 45 minutes) takes you to some beautiful views and a nice flat rock summit perfect for a picnic break. There are other options for other trails that could make the hike longer as well.

10. Park Loop Road

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME +1 207-288-3338
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Park Loop Road

A major national park in Maine where the attractions and sights are well known along the 20-mile Park Loop Road.

Reviewed By akorn222 - New York City, New York

This trip is well worth it and there is something for everyone. You can get out and hike, stroll, walk or just stand there and take in the views. You have the option of being active or driving and both offer something. Very underrated part of this country. I recommend to all nature lovers or those who just want to be wowed!

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