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Trenton is a small town in Hancock County in the U.S. state of Maine. It has a population of less than 1500 people and is situated between the county seat of Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island, the location of Acadia National Park. Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport is in Trenton. The town doesn't really have a center as such, but businesses are mainly spread out along the road between Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island. Most of Trenton (West Trenton) is quite rural.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By sea[edit]

The Cat Ferry has ceased operation.

By car[edit]

Travel north up I-95 towards Bangor until Exit 182A, then briefly follow I-395 until Exit 6A leads you on to Route 1A and south 22 miles to Ellsworth and then onwards via Route 3 to Trenton. Alternatively, drive the old but more scenic Route 1 all the way up the Maine coast to Ellsworth, or take I-95 to Exit 113 (just north of Augusta) and pick up Route 3 there. To continue south beyond Trenton, follow the signs towards Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park; a causeway connects Trenton with Mount Desert Island.

Get around[edit]


  • Downeast Water Colors, 57 Riverfield Rd, +1 207-667-6447. Paintings of local scenes by famous local artist Beth Whitney.
  • 1 Seal Cove Farm, 202 Partridge Cove Rd, Lamoine. A goat farm located in Seal Cove. Their goat cheese is sold around the Island. High quality products, and over 125 goats. +1 207-667-7127.




  • Gateway Lunt's Lobster Pound, 1133 Bar Harbor Rd (across Rte. 3 from the airport at intersection of Rte. 230), +1 207-667-2620. Seasonal. Indoor and outdoor dining, fabulous lobster rolls.
  • Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, 1237 Bar Harbor Rd (near the bridge to Thompson Island and Mount Desert Island), +1 207-667-2977. Supplier of lobsters, clams, sea scallops and crabmeat, with seasonally open restaurant. Famous local institution, in business for more than 50 years. Operates one of the few local web cams.
  • [dead link] Trenton Lobster Pound & Real Pit BBQ, 324 Bar Harbor Rd., +1 207 667-6320. 11AM to 9PM. Seasonal. Maine lobster pound and Texas BBQ (pulled pork, ribs, chicken, excellent beef brisket). Indoor and outdoor seating. Dog-friendly.


You will pretty much have to travel to nearby Ellsworth or Bar Harbor for any nightlife!


There are a great many more motels and bed and breakfast establishments in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor quite near to Trenton.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Trenton
AugustaEllsworth  W  E  Bar HarborEnds at

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