A search for vacation rentals in Trenton, Maine places you at the last point of mainland before entering Mount Desert Island via the picturesque Trenton Bridge, or literally, the "Gateway to Acadia", bordered by the Union River Bay to the west and Mount Desert Narrows to the south.
Trenton has a storied history as a center of shipbuilding, lumbering, farming, and lobstering that still plays a vital role in the area's tourist appeal, and you'll appreciate the modern conveniences afforded by nearby car rental agencies, shops, and the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, where guests can take a scenic glider or biplane ride for a beautiful bird's eye view of the breathtaking Acadia landscape from above.
For outdoor recreation and natural exploration, Acadia National Park is easily accessible. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Thompson Island between the mainland and Mount Desert Island on your way. Route 3 through Trenton is a centralized base of tourist hot spots, including Timber Tina's Great Maine Lumberjack Show, the Kisma Preserve, and Wild Acadia Fun Park and Water Slides, as well as a variety of quirky shops, galleries, and Maine-centric eateries, including the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound. Most restaurants offer indoor and outdoor seating options with incomparable views.
Explore the diverse local destinations via the fare-free Island Explorer shuttle bus, which makes scheduled stops in Trenton, with connections in Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and other points throughout Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island.