Salisbury Cove, Maine, is a quiet and
lovely little village on the North side of Mount
Desert Island providing a northerly view of the mainland. It is actually
part of the municipality of Bar
Harbor. Look for a road coming off Route 3 for easy access. A short
drive from here to the east is the entrance to Acadia
National Park in Hulls Cove, also part
of the town of Bar Harbor.
The well known Mount
Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDI Biological Lab), a private
marine biomedical research institute, is located in Salisbury Cove. Founded
in 1898 in South Harpswell, Maine, by J.S. Kingsley of Tufts University,
the Lab moved to Salisbury Cove in 1921 when an organization called the Wild
Gardens of Acadia made an attractive land offer. Of particular note
is that this land-holding group was headed by George
B. Dorr and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. who
were both instrumental in the original founding of Acadia National Park.
People often miss-spell Salisbury as Salsbury. To verify the correct
spelling, click on the first photo above to see the village's post office.
For Salisbury Cove and area lodging, dining, activity,
and Acadia National Park regional information, please refer to the links
at the top or bottom of this page. Be sure to click the photos above
to see larger versions.
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