MDIis the largest island off the coast of Maine, and one of the more popular destinations. Rich with history from the Native Americans to the French and British to the Elite of the golden era to the Rusticatiors who inspired the voyage. Those interested in the marine life surrounding Mount Desert Island can go to the marina at the end of Main Street in Bar Harbor and sign up for tours that feature puffins, whales, lobster, seals, pelagic seabirds, and island lighthouses, or for an overall nature cruise. The smaller villages of Mount Desert Island – Otter Creek, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Somesville, Hall Quarry, and Pretty Marsh – are a sightseeing extravaganza. Snap a photo next to a picturesque footbridge or fjord carved by the glaciers in Somesville. Explore the Bear Island Lighthouse and various gardens featuring endless varieties of plants and flowers, before enjoying Northeast Harbor’s streets lined with quaint shops, fine eateries, and pristine art galleries.