Getaways: Mount Desert Island, Maine
by findingDulcinea Staff
Mount Desert Island (pronounced “dessert,” from the name’s French origins), off the east coast of Maine, is known for more than just the breathtaking scenery of Acadia National Park. It’s also where prominent and wealthy families—Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and Fords—built their summer retreats, from the 1880s until the Great Depression. With its natural beauty and a nostalgic nod to the past, the island continues to lure visitors with lobster, whale-watching and boating.