Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and surrounding villages

Town Hill, Bar Harbor, Maine

Town Hill, Maine
Town Hill, Maine
Town Hill, Maine

Town Hill is a small village within the municipality of Bar Harbor, Maine in Hancock County on Mount Desert Island (MDI), off the southeastern coast of the mainland. It sits at the intersection of several roads, each of which lead to a place of note on the island. If you refer to a map, you will see the village at the top center of the island. Route 3 is the main and only road that goes to and from MDI and the mainland. Just as Route 3 connects with the island, it takes a sharp left on the way to the Bar Harbor center. Before this, Routes 198 and 102 continues straight South for about 2 miles until arriving in Town Hill. The main thing you will notice is the Town Hill Market. This is a nice little store where you can get a variety of goods including sandwiches, drinks, etc. Certain days of the week fresh loves of really good bread is delivered and on sale here.

Location of Town Hill on in Bar HarborOn the opposite side of the store is the Knox Road. This heads back in the opposite direction and connects back up with Route 3 to the North. Taking a right goes to Bar Harbor. Take a left and it goes back to where you first got onto Mount Desert Island.

Just before arriving at the Town Hill Market, on the right is the Indian Point Road. This goes to the western side of the island and eventually arrives at Pretty Marsh near the Pretty Marsh Picnic Area in Acadia National Park.

Immediately after the Town Hill Market to the left is Crooked Road. This winding road goes East and eventually will connect up again with Route 3 but this time it will be at Hulls Cove, another village in Bar Harbor. However, there is a very interesting and beautiful historic stone barn about halfway on the left called the Stone Barn Farm which you will likely want to photograph. It has gorgeous workmanship.

If you decide to continue going straight on Routes 198 and 102 when you pass through Town Hill, within about 2 miles you will arrive in Somesville, a place of historical significance for the island. Route 198 takes a left, connecting up with Route 3, and goes to Northeast Harbor. Route 102 goes further south to Southwest Harbor. It also loops around to the West towards Pretty Marsh Picnic Area, then continues onto Tremont, Bass Harbor and comes back to connect up in Southwest Harbor again. Town Hill is one of those unique places that sit at a crossroads to a lot of different and interesting places.

Main Intersection of Town Hill GPS: Latitude 44.398770; Longitude -68.334406

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