The Quietside of Acadia
Close to the Inn are the villages of Southwest and Bass Harbors,
both home to famous boat builders,
and Maine's best lobster pounds.
From both harbors you can catch a boat to other islands or take a sightseeing cruise with a naturalist.
(It's called the quietside because it is not home to
large hotels nor a port for cruise ships.)
Looking up Bass Harbor (photo below, left) you can see the inn with Bernard and Beech mountains in the distance.
A seal colony lives just outside the harbor;
in the distance in the photo below (right) are Cadillac and Sargent mountains.
A little further away is the preciously quaint village of Somesville,
the first settlement on the island.
Somesville has a wonderful historical museum and garden,
as well as a professional summer theater, Acadia Rep.