Around Salisbury Cove and Mount Desert Island
As home to the lion’s share of Acadia National Park, many visitors are unaware that Mount Desert Island has a rich history, established culture and thriving economy all its own. MDI – as it’s known locally – is the sixth largest island in the contiguous United States, and the third largest on its eastern seaboard. Based on a solid foundation of Somesville and Cadillac Mountain granite, revealed and shaped by the retreating Laurentide Ice Sheet at the end of the Pleistocene age, MDI covers more than of 108 square miles – an area smaller than Long Island, but larger than Martha’s Vineyard. (http://www.visitmaine.com/attractions/state_national_parks/acadia_national_park/mount_desert_island/)
Mount Desert Island offers a plethora of activities. Using the free Island Explorer public transportation system, visitors can travel around Acadia National Park and into Bar Harbor. There are many activities in the park including hiking in the mountains and carriage trails, and rock climbing. Bar Harbor offers even more attractions, including whale watching excursions and great shopping.
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