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Tremont Maine

The town of Tremont consists of the villages Bass Harbor, Gotts Island, Seal Cove, and West Tremont. Settled in 1762, it was incorporated as a town in 1848. Tremont’s location afforded it accessibility to resources valued by the early occupying nations. Local fishing and boat building are still practiced in the shops and along its shores as they were in previous generations. Read More

  • Tremont is 30 minutes from Bar Harbor and 5 Minutes from Southwest Harbor.
  • Home to the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.
  • Experience the quiet side of Acadia National Park.


Located on the West side shore lands of Mount Desert Island, Tremont is 30 minutes from Bar Harbor and 5 Minutes from Southwest Harbor. Its location allows accessibility to the areas less frequented within the Acadia National Park trail system. The Town of Tremont started out named Mansell, Maine. Its name was changed to Tremont which was French meaning three mountains, encompassing Bernard, Beech, and Mansell Mountains.

These days the Town of Tremont offers access to those seeking the resource of peaceful relaxing solitude into Acadia National Parks western island remotes. The quiet realm of trails, ponds, mountains, and lakes less frequented abounding with nature. Some notable writers and musician residents, such as Elaine Guthrie Lorillard, Eleanor Mayo, and Ruth Moore found creative tranquility in Tremont, Maine. Those who walk on the quite side of Mount Desert Island view life a little differently upon their return. The Bass Harbor Head Light provides a beacon this many years later for all those who venture to this alluring place.


In the area surrounding and in Tremont, Maine is lodging consisting of Bed and Breakfasts, motels, inns, cottage rentals, and two campgrounds.

Restaurants are located throughout the community.

Tremont has wonderful specialty shops and galleries.

Also readily available is handy access to the United States Post Office.


From its rock bound Maine coast to it northern forests Tremont, Maine invites all to enjoy Maine life in a relaxing way. Whether it’s by bicycle, by foot, or a sailboat, Tremont is an adventure waiting to be experienced.

  • Nearby is a deep sea fishing voyage if that is your liking.
  • Maybe you are looking to kayak the shoreline of the Maine coast, or one of the many lakes and ponds of Mount Desert Island.
  • If hiking is to your liking this area offers access to nature’s untouched boundless beauty.
  • If a quick game of golf is what your plans entail, there is a golf course nearby.
  • A venture to Tremont also finds Bass Harbor Head Light, a traditional Maine lighthouse. This lighthouse has been making the way home for travelers for many years.

No matter the mode or method of discovery the returns are plentiful rewards and memories while in Tremont as one becomes captivated with the nostalgia of Maine.

Getting here

If traveling from the south, follow I-95 to Bangor. Follow I-395 to 1A until Ellsworth, where state routes 1 and 3 will eventually lead to Bar Harbor.

Visitors who are taking scenic Coastal Maine’s Route 1 will travel through many communities offering small novelty shops, factory outlets, and dining. Eventually arriving on Main Street in Ellsworth, which is lined with many more shops, and restaurants offering visitors the chance to find special gifts, and souvenirs. From there visitors can take High Street, which ME-3 and US- 1A merge together, to the head Mount Desert Island, and to ME-102, and ME-198 on into Somesville. Continue following Maine Route 102 through Southwest Harbor, arriving at Tremont, Maine.