Acadia, Bar Harbor &
Discover all that Acadia, Bar Harbor, and Southwest offer during your stay at Lindenwood Inn on Mount Desert Island. Located on the quiet side of the island in the village of Southwest Harbor, Lindenwood Inn is a perfectly situated home base to explore the area. Shopping and sightseeing are a short, scenic drive away in Bar Harbor. The hiking trails, lakes, and mountains of Acadia National Park span across the island, and many less crowded trails and lakes are just a short distance from the Inn. While Bar Harbor and Acadia might be the most talked about attractions on the island, Southwest Harbor is the best-kept secret. Known for its off-the-beaten-path location and slower pace, it is home to restaurants, shops, and the working waterfront, all of which are within walking distance from the Inn. Head down to the harbor and sail away on a sailboat to take in a completely different view of the island, from the water. Venture out on the mail boat or a water taxi to explore surrounding islands, each with a unique feel. Rent a kayak and paddle around on a lake or rent a bike and explore the island. At the end of the day, return “home” to your cozy room or suite at the Lindenwood Inn. Before settling in for the night, be sure to mix up a drink at the bar, take a dip in the pool, relax in the hot tub, or lounge in luxury outside and gaze at the stars.
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is one of the top-ten most visited parks in the United States for good reason. With more than 50,000 acres spread across Maine coast islands, it is home to more than 150 miles of hiking trails, plus 45 miles of carriage roads and 33 miles of scenic drive routes.
Mountains, beaches, lakes, ponds, lighthouses, and picnic areas are spread throughout the park. Hike a trail or bike a carriage road. Boat in a lake or swim in the ocean. Dine at the in-park Jordan Pond House Restaurant or picnic amongst the pines. Or simply sit back and birdwatch or stargaze. There is truly something for everyone.
Lindenwood Inn is the perfect place to experience Acadia and all that it offers across Mount Desert Island.
Bar Harbor is home to some of the best shopping, dining, galleries, and activities on Mount Desert Island. This historic town has been a popular summer destination for more than 200 years.
A day trip to Bar Harbor is sure to be a memorable adventure filled with local-made treasures and some of the best food and drink on the coast of Maine.
Over the years, the area around Bar Harbor has been a popular retreat for artists, with its rocky cliffs, dense pine forests, and breathtaking mountain vistas. It remains a popular destination in New England for celebrities, cruise ships, and visitors from around the world.
After a day spent exploring the town, Lindenwood Inn offers a quiet retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor.
Focus on a project, take a call, or connect to a video conference at your home away from home. Comfortable seating areas in your room and throughout the Inn offer a clutter-free environment for maximum productivity. It’s a digital nomad’s dream destination near Acadia!
Southwest Harbor is often referred to as “the quiet side” of Mount Desert Island.
Many less-crowded trails, lakes, and mountains are located on this side of the island, just a short drive from the Inn. They offer some of the best places to immerse yourself in nature and peacefully take in the magnificent views of Acadia National Park.
Beech Mountain, Echo Lake Beach, and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse are all close to Southwest Harbor on the west side of the island. A ferry to Little Cranberry Island and Great Cranberry Island also leaves from Southwest Harbor.
Guests of Lindenwood Inn are always pleasantly surprised by how much of the region can be explored from the quiet town of Southwest Harbor.