26th Annual
Acadia Birding Festival


Mount Desert Island
SW Harbor, Maine
(Acadia National Park)
Keynote Speakers 2025: Lilllian Stokes and Matt Young
May 29 - June 1
2025

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Don't miss our PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP Saturday May 31, 2025
PUFFINS, GANNETS, RAZORBILLS, MURRES, TERNS, SHEARWATERS, STORM-PETRELS, and more

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LODGING

Join other festival participants at these sponsor locations:   


SOUTHWEST HARBOR


   
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If you'd like to stay in a very birdy location, next to the ocean, abutting Acadia National Park,
AND close to several of our field trip locations (Seawall, Ship Harbor, and Wonderland),
Seawall Motel is the place to stay. 

  • 15% discount for festival participants (call to get this rate, or use code BIRDY24)
  • 5:00am Continental Breakfast
  • Borders on the edge of Acadia National Park
  • Complimentary SUV shuttle into Southwest Harbor (Festival Center)
  • For reservations click here: https://www.seawallmotel.com/book-now
  • 207-244-3020


SOUTHWEST HARBOR



Located in Southwest Harbor
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SOUTHWEST HARBOR

Moorings Inn
& Cottages


Another great location, on the ocean in
Southwest Harbor, located near the
Hinckley boatyard.
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BAR HARBOR


If you prefer being in the busier town
of Bar Harbor, Stay Bar Harbor has
EIGHT different lodging locations.

If you are looking for lodging with a kitchen and more living space, and plan to stay for several days, be sure to check out these cottages in the Southwest Harbor/Bass Harbor areas:

              
 


Also, we recommend checking out the Bar Harbor Chamber website and the Southwest Harbor/Tremont Chamber website for more ideas. 

Bar Harbor is a touristy town with more shops, restaurants, and people. Southwest Harbor is quieter, has a few shops and restaurants, and accommodations might be a bit less expensive. Both towns are pretty much equal distance from Festival Center in Somesville (~10-15 minute drive).  There are no places to stay in Somesville.

 

 


 

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a 10% discount
on ABF registration

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