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Guides, Online and on Paper

Guides for exploring MDI and Acadia. Most are available online; pick up the others from Chamber businesses or the Visitor Center.

Southwest Harbor Port Directory and Business Guide
The Port Directory covers the towns of both Tremont and Southwest Harbor (including the villages of Manset, Bass Harbor and Bernard). The Directory is available free at most tourist information booths on Mt Desert Island and the Chamber office.
Chimani Guide to Acadia
Chimani makes a comprehensive destination guide for Acadia that you can use on your mobile device. The guide is free and works without a wifi or cell-phone connection. Available on Google Play, Apple and Amazon.
Birding Guide to Acadia
Bob Duchesne, an enthusiastic birder and creator of the Maine Birding Trail, has produced an informative guide for birding on MDI. Included are maps of where to go and descriptions of what you're likely to see. For a guide to birding in all of Maine, pick up a copy of Bob's book Maine Birding Trail.
Field Guide to the Birds of Mount Desert Island and Hancock County
Michael J. Good, President of Down East Nature Tours and founder of the annual Acadia Birding Festival, has written a detailed guide of birding spots on Mt Desert Island and surrounding areas. The guide suggests routes to follow and lists birds you're likely to see, depending on the season.
Acadia Bird Checklist
Keep track of the birds you see in the park with this checklist from the Park Service.
Bar Harbor Cruise Ship Schedule
Bar Harbor is a popular destination for ships cruising the New England coast. If you are planning a trip into the village of Bar Harbor, it is wise to check what ships are in port.

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