In 1880, Tremont had a sawmill, shipyard, gristmill, shingle mill and brickyard to support its principal industries of fishing and shipbuilding. Today, your search for vacation rentals in Tremont, Maine supports a thriving tourism industry centered around its enviable coastal locale. Tremont, Maine includes the subdued fishing villages of Bernard, Gotts Island, Seal Cove, West Tremont, and Bass Harbor - home to Bass Harbor Head Light, in Acadia National Park. Located on the southwestern side - or the "quiet side" - of Mount Desert Island, Tremont (French for "three mountains") is aptly named as the primary viewing point of Beech, Bernard, and Mansell Mountains seen to the north near Long Pond. Tremont is just 30 minutes from the hive of activity in the resort town of Bar Harbor, 5 minutes from the natural beauty of Southwest Harbor, and an easy access point to venture upon the hiking trails of Acadia National Park. From Tremont, you can also choose to set sail and explore the scenic coastlines of Maine in a variety of ways. Embark on a deep sea fishing voyage or launch a kayak for a more intimate excursion along the region's lakes and ponds. Seal Cove is a popular launch site, and a great spot to couple with a land experience at the Seal Cove Auto Museum. The Island Explorer, toll-free shuttle bus, makes scheduled stops in season at Bass Harbor, Tremont, Bernard, and Seal Cove for land-based exploration and village-hopping. While the Maine State Ferry Service, provides water-based transportation for both passengers and vehicles from the nearby village of Bass Harbor.