It’s hard to imagine a more appropriate foil for the beauty of Acadia  than this tacky tourist town perched on the right-hand shoulder of Mount Desert Island . Around a central town common are streets clogged with T-shirt shops, ice cream parlors, pizza places, and gift shops. (Need something with a moose, lobster, or blueberry on it? You’ve come to the right place.)
Then again, this is Maine  after all, so nothing about the town is too garish. And if you’ve been traveling around the North Woods and craving action and nightlife, this just may be your oasis.