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Island Bike Rental (Northeast Harbor) (207) 276-5611
The entire Island is serviced by the free shuttle bus during the summer months. Please check their website for schedules and more information. The bus will stop in front of the Asticou's main entrance.
Stroll our property and you'll discover our own beautiful cutting gardens, providing the Inn with fresh flowers and herbs all season long. Across the road from the Inn's main entrance lies the Asticou Azalea Garden, and just up the road are the splendid Thuya Gardens and adjacent Thuya Lodge. These beautiful and special spots are owned and maintained by Mount Desert Land & Garden Preserve and are not to be missed! For more information, visit the web site.
The Asticou Azalea Garden
Modeled after a classic Japanese garden, the Asticou Azalea Garden explodes each Spring in every imaginable shade of pink, coral, crimson and peach. Stroll its paths and discover quaint stone bridges over a bubbling stream that leads to a placid pool and take in this serene scene.
Thuya Gardens & Thuya Lodge
Named for the site's abundant white cedars (Thuja occidentalis), Thuya Gardens is part of what is known as Asticou Terraces, created by Boston landscape architect Joseph Henry Curtis. An English-style, semi-formal perennial garden, it was adapted for Coastal Maine by Charles Savage. The result is a marvelous surprise of gorgeous, formal flower beds against a backdrop of craggy granite outcrops and alpine woods.
Thuya Photo © John M. Hall