Outer Islands

Park ranger leads group off tour boat onto an island
Park ranger leads visitors from a guided cruise onto Baker Island

Photo by Will Newton, Friends of Acadia

Beyond The Shoreline

Although the majority of Acadia exists on Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula, and Isle au Haut, the park also manages land and structures on more than a dozen outlying islands. Many of these islands are home to longstanding communities that have been working these waters and waterfronts for generations.

You can visit two of these islands - the Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island and the entirety of Baker Island - via ranger-led guided tours: The remainder of the islands remain inaccessible to the public. Some of these island are managed through conservation easements and others are fully owned by the park. Any attempts at camping or fires on these islands is strictly prohibited.

Take A Boat Tour To Islesford or Baker Island

Two buildings, one brick and one blue, stand between water and a wall of trees.
Islesford Historical Museum

Visit the Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island via a ranger-led boat tour.

a ranger smiles at a hooded child on a boat
Baker Island by Boat Tour

Find out how you can take a ranger-led boat tour to Baker Island and learn more about the history of the special place.


Map of the Outer Islands


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