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Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island Travel Guide

Somesville

Most visitors pass through Somesville on their way to Southwest Harbor, but this well-preserved village, the oldest on the island, is more than a stop along the way. Originally settled by Abraham Somes in 1761, this was once a bustling commercial center with shingle, lumber, and wool mills; a tannery; a varnish factory; and a dye shop. Today Route 102, which passes through the center of

town, takes you past a row of white-clapboard houses with black shutters and well-manicured lawns.

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