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Sunset in Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor is a town in Maine.

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  • 1 The Gilley Museum, 4 Herrick Road, +1 207 244-7555. A museum devoted primarily to wood carving and artist Wendell Gilley.
  • 2 The Carroll Homestead. Only open on certain days. The Carroll Homestead is one of the only old houses left from the settlement days of MDI. Contact Park Headquarters for days when tours are available.


  • Acadia Park Kayak Tours, +1 207 266-1689. Acadia Park Kayak Tours private trips can depart from and return to Southwest Harbor. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.



  • XYZ Restaurant (Xalapa, Yucatán, Zacatecas), Route 102A, +1 207 244-5221. Authentic Mexican that's packed with robust, complex flavor medleys. The pulled porks are a classic favorite. Don't miss out on desert! X, Y, Z Pie is always a hit, but for those who want a lighter finish to their meal, try the Key Lime Pie. A delightful room, with many of the same posters/art on the wall and old favorites on the menu. And they make killer margaritas. Lengua is served as an appetizer choice served "pickled" in a vinaigrette. Try the lime bombe pie for the dessert.
  • Little Notch Bakery and Pizzeria, 11 Apple Ln, +1 207 244-4043. Freshed baked goods from Southwest Harbor. Great Italian style breads (of the rustic variety) and great pizza and hot sandwiches.
  • Beech Hill Farm. Farmstand open Tu W F Sa 8AM-5PM. There's an organic farm on Beech Hill Road which is a project of the College of the Atlantic: Beech Hill Farm.
  • Xanthus. 6PM-9PM. Gorgeous views of Somes Sound & the surrounding mountains. Waterfront bar open July & August. Excellent cuisine & wine list.
  • The Fiddler's Green 411 Main Street. Delicious, fresh, always something new. Call for reservations.
  • Beal's Lobster Pound, 182 Clark Point Rd, +1 207-244-3202. Jun-Sep. A classic lobster pound on MDI. Everyone knows Beal's!



  • Ann's Point Inn, 79 Ann's Point Rd, +1 207-244-9595. Ann's Point is a four-diamond contemporary inn on two acres at the tip of a peninsula. It features spacious rooms all with water views, an indoor pool, a Finnish sauna, a hot tub, and nearly 700 feet of shoreline. Services include an exquisite breakfast, afternoon refreshments, and evening cookies.
  • The Claremont Hotel, 22 Claremont Rd, +1 207-244-5036. A six-acre shorefront resort including the historic hotel with 24 guest rooms, the Phillips House with 6 private inn-style rooms, and 14 housekeeping cottages. On-site facilities include restaurant and bar, dock, moorings, boat house restaurant, rowboats, bicycles, clay tennis court and two tournament-class croquet courts. There are 14 housekeeping cottages, some with ocean views, all with fireplaces, decks and kitchenettes.
  • Harbour Cottage Inn, 9 Dirigo Rd, +1 207-244-5738. A premier Maine bed and breakfast with 11 guest rooms, fantastic specials and romantic packages in beautiful Southwest Harbor. $165-289.
  • Pier One Vacation Rentals, 9 Dirigo Rd, +1 207-244-5738. Vacation rentals located on the water. $1,029-1,820 weekly.

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