Nearby Activities

Walk 10 minutes to hiking trails, or drive (or take a free bus) around Mt. Dessert Island where you can stop to hike up mountains, swim in lakes, view the rocky coast, or visit Thunder Hole.


You can hike (or drive) up Cadillac Mountain, the highest mountain in Acadia National park, is one of dozens of mountains to climb. From here you can look down to Bar Harbor and the Porcupine Islands, the Cranberry Islands, and much of Mt. Desert Island.Hike the many trails around the island. A map may be obtained at the part Visitor Center.


Other activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, sailing, fishing, golfing, birdwatching, shopping, ocean cruises, and eating at many of the fine restaurants. Some additonal great spots are Pretty Marsh, Echo Lake (beach area for children), Sand Beach on the Atlantic Ocaan, and Somes Sound, which is the deepest fjord on the east coast.

Hiking, Biking & Swimming

  • Flying Mountin (1/4 mile from house)
  • Dog Mountain (aka St. Sauveur)
  • Cadillac Mountain
  • Beach Cliff
  • Jordan Pond (There's also a good restaurant here that's famous for its popovers)
  • Echo Lake, located on Route 102
  • Sand Beach, located on Ocean Drive (Park Loop Road)
  • Long Pond
  • Eagle Lake carriage roads
  • Ocean Drive (Park Loop)
  • Cadillac Mountain

Sailing, Boating & Fishing

  • Southwest Harbor — sailing
  • Northeast Harbor — cruises
  • Bar Harbor — sailing, whale watching, cruises, the CAT Ferry, trips to Nova Scotia and Portland Maine
  • Bass Harbor — island cruise
  • Shore fishing — ocean, across from Anna Belle's restaurant
  • Echo Lake
  • Long Pond
  • Eagle Lake

Museums, Shopping & Gardens

  • Wendell Gilley Museum
  • Azalea Gardens
  • Thuya Gardens
  • Rockefeller Gardens
  • Southwest Harbor shops
  • Bar Habor shops

Contact Us


Caleb's Cottage

27 Connor Point Lane

Southwest Harbor, ME


Phone: 612-990-7099




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