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Frenchboro is a very interesting vacation destination. This island town is located on Long Island in Blue Hill Bay, which sits approximately 8 miles out to sea from mainland Maine, near Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Frenchboro Island, which was once partially owned by David Rockefeller, is about three miles wide by three miles long and has only one paved road. There are no red lights on the island, no stop signs and no stores, and only about 45 permanent year-round residents. The town of Frenchboro is actually made up of 14 islands, including Long Island, and Crow Island, Harbor Island, Mount Desert Rock, Great Duck Island, Little Duck Island, Black Island, Placentia, the two Green islands, Pond Island, the Eastern and Western Sister Islands, and Drum Island. Frenchboro offers a seasonal museum, a post office, a bed and breakfast inn and a restaurant. It's definitely for those looking for a remote vacation spot, because there is only limited ferry service to the mainland. Most of the island is undeveloped and unspoiled, with miles of well-maintained hiking trails that lead to various coves and beaches. Frenchboro is also the destination of several day-charter boats from all over Mount Desert Island, and on the second Saturday in August, it is the site of a Lobster Festival. This annual festival is the busiest time of the year for the island, when more than 500 lobsters are boiled up for visitors, along with homemade pies and other culinary treats.

Surrounding areas: Swans Island, Maine (4.3 mi), Bass Harbor, Maine (5.7 mi), Bernard, Maine (8.5 mi), Tremont, Maine (9.4 mi), Seawall, Maine (9.9 mi), Southwest Harbor, Maine (11.5 mi), Northeast Harbor, Maine (12.7 mi)

Frenchboro Vacation Rentals




Frenchboro Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Bar Harbor Quality Inn40 Kebo StBar Harbor, ME19.5 mi.(207) 288-5403
Wonder View Inn50 Eden StBar Habor, ME20.1 mi.(207) 288-3358
Best Western InnRR 2 Box 1127Bar Harbor, ME20.2 mi.(207) 288-5823
Snell House21 Atlantic AveBar Harbor, ME20.3 mi.(207) 288-8004
Atlantic Oakes119 Eden StBar Harbor, ME20.4 mi.(207) 288-5801
Fairfield Inn125 Eden StBar Harbor, ME20.6 mi.(207) 288-8983
Fairfield Inn325 Eden StBar Harbor, ME20.6 mi.(207) 288-8883
Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort-bar Harbor123 Eden StBar Harbor, ME20.6 mi.(207) 288-9723
Colonial Travelodge321 High StEllsworth, ME28.8 mi.(207) 667-5548
Holiday Inn-ellsworth-acadia NTL Park215 High StEllsworth, ME29.0 mi.(207) 667-9341
Comfort Inn130 High StEllsworth, ME29.1 mi.(207) 667-1345

Frenchboro Weather & Climate

"Downeast Maine," along the Atlantic Seacoast, has a variable climate that can change quickly at any time. This area, which includes the Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, has four distinct seasons where summer temperatures can range from 45 degrees F to 85 degrees F. Fog is quite common during the summer months, as well, but there is also plenty of sunshine. Spring and fall temperatures vary from 30 degrees F to 70 degrees F. You may also encounter rain in any month, and ice storms are regular in the winter and early spring. The Maine coastal climate is ranked second to only the Pacific Northwest in annual precipitation. Average annual rainfall is 48 inches and average annual snowfall is 61 inches. Snow tends to melt quickly along the coast - more continuous snow can be found inland.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 10°F 5.94 in. 38°F
February 34°F 13°F 4.52 in. 36°F
March 41°F 22°F 5.46 in. 38°F
April 52°F 32°F 4.93 in. 44°F
May 65°F 42°F 4.53 in. 50°F
June 74°F 51°F 4.10 in. 56°F
July 79°F 57°F 3.38 in. 60°F
August 78°F 56°F 2.93 in. 63°F
September 69°F 48°F 4.42 in. 58°F
October 57°F 38°F 4.86 in. 55°F
November 47°F 28°F 6.42 in. 52°F
December 36°F 16°F 5.81 in. 44°F

Frenchboro Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located about 22 miles north of Frenchboro in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located approximately 36 miles west of Frenchboro in Rockland, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located roughly 52 miles northwest of Frenchboro in Bangor, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 70 miles northwest of Frenchboro in Waterville, Maine, and finally the Augusta State airport (AUG) located about 72 miles west of Frenchboro in Augusta, Maine.

Frenchboro Attractions

 
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME22.2 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME112.2 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Causeway ClubSouthwest HarborME11.5 mi.
Northeast Harbor Golf ClubNortheast HarborME12.7 mi.
Island Country ClubSunsetME17.6 mi.
Kebo Valley ClubBar HarborME20.0 mi.
Grindstone Neck Golf CourseWinter HarborME22.9 mi.
Bar Harbor Golf CourseEllsworthME25.6 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME28.9 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME35.4 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME105.7 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME110.5 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME112.3 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME116.7 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME117.4 mi.
 
State Parks
Lamoine State ParkME23.2 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME32.4 mi. 
Owls Head State ParkME33.6 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME34.9 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME35.8 mi. 
 
Museums
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME37.0 mi.(Art)


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