Whether you choose the scenic leisurely ride up Route 1 or the quicker I-95, you'll need to make your way to Ellsworth, Maine. From I-95 take either exit 113 in Augusta to Route 3 to Belfast to Route 1 to Ellsworth; or exit 182A in Bangor to Route 1A to Ellsworth (until late fall 2010 extensive road construction on Route 1A will lead to delays).
From Ellsworth follow Route 3 South onto Mount Desert Island. After you cross over the Trenton Bridge toward the Island, the road splits. Keep RIGHT, following Route 102 South. Continue on Route 102 until you reach a traffic light, where you will turn LEFT onto Route 198/Route 3. Continue STRAIGHT for about 6 miles toward Northeast Harbor. Just before you reach the town, you pass a large stone carriage house on the left. After the carriage house, you will descend down a hill with the harbor in view. At the bottom of the hill, turn LEFT onto Route 3. The Asticou Inn is just 2/10 of a mile on your right. We'll be waiting for you! Our physical address is 15 Peabody Dr., Northeast Harbor, Maine, 04662.
The Google Map below shows our approximate location. Please click on the View Larger Map link, under the map, for more precise information.
Travel by Air
Mount Desert Island is most closely accessed by the , located in Trenton, Maine, which is serviced by via Boston. Hertz (year-round) and Enterprise (seasonal) car rentals are available. From late June to Labor Day, the airport is also serviced by the free bus – please check the schedule.