first_img Flickr/Jeff Gunn If you’re looking for a break from nature, Mount Desert Island is also home to its fair share of charming village communities, many of which offer quaint shops, cozy restaurants, and plenty of space to enjoy a leisurely stroll. We recommend grabbing a bite of traditional Maine seafood at Galyn’s in Bar Harbor or stopping in for a creative dish at Burning Tree Restaurant in Otter Creek. Round out your visit with a healthy dose of educational fun by exploring the Bar Harbor Historical Society or Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Museum. No matter how you choose to spend your time on this one-of-a-kind island, you’ll quickly understand why its praises continue to be sung by travelers and reviewers alike. Flickr/Peter Rintels Mount Desert Island sits off the coast of Maine and holds the title of second-largest island along America’s eastern seaboard. This ruggedly beautiful destination features 108 square miles of land to explore, including Acadia National Park and all sorts of breathtaking rocky points, sea coves, and sweeping vistas. July 17, 2019 by Sophie Boudreau This Gorgeous Maine Island Was Recently Named One Of The World’s Best Ready for an unforgettable adventure that will perfectly combine natural beauty, family fun, unique sightseeing, and some of the most serene surroundings imaginable? There’s one spot here in the United States that has gained worldwide accolades for its many underrated delights, even landing a mention on the annual Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” list. Whether you’re a retiree or a young traveler, you’ll find something to love about this Maine gem. For additional information about Mount Desert Island and its seemingly endless attractions, click here. Have you ventured to this Maine wonderland during past travels? Share your best recommendations for visitors in the comment section below.If you’d like to read about another award-winning American destination, read our previous article by clicking here.center_img Flickr/Glass_House Begin your visit to the island, which houses just over 10,000 year-round residents, by visiting the historic Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. This 19th-century gem is ideal for photographers and hikers alike, offering some of the island’s prettiest views. Continue on for a more intensive hike at Cadillac Mountain, enjoy the idyllic waterfront at Jordan Pond, or soak up some sun at Sand Beach. Posted in Travel News last_img