Trenton is a small town in Hancock County in the U.S. state of Maine. It has a population of less than 1500 people and is situated between the county seat of Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island, the location of Acadia National Park. Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport is in Trenton. The town doesn't really have a center as such, but businesses are mainly spread out along the road between Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island. Most of Trenton (West Trenton) is quite rural.

Get in


By plane


By sea


The Cat Ferry has ceased operation.

By car


Travel north up I-95 towards Bangor until Exit 182A, then briefly follow I-395 until Exit 6A leads you on to Route 1A and south 22 miles to Ellsworth and then onwards via Route 3 to Trenton. Alternatively, drive the old but more scenic Route 1 all the way up the Maine coast to Ellsworth, or take I-95 to Exit 113 (just north of Augusta) and pick up Route 3 there. To continue south beyond Trenton, follow the signs towards Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park; a causeway connects Trenton with Mount Desert Island.

Get around

  • Downeast Water Colors, 57 Riverfield Rd, +1 207-667-6447. Paintings of local scenes by famous local artist Beth Whitney.
  • 1 Seal Cove Farm, 202 Partridge Cove Rd, Lamoine. A goat farm located in Seal Cove. Their goat cheese is sold around the Island. High quality products, and over 125 goats. +1 207-667-7127.
  • Gateway Lunt's Lobster Pound, 1133 Bar Harbor Rd (across Rte. 3 from the airport at intersection of Rte. 230), +1 207-667-2620. Seasonal. Indoor and outdoor dining, fabulous lobster rolls.
  • Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, 1237 Bar Harbor Rd (near the bridge to Thompson Island and Mount Desert Island), +1 207-667-2977. Supplier of lobsters, clams, sea scallops and crabmeat, with seasonally open restaurant. Famous local institution, in business for more than 50 years. Operates one of the few local web cams.
  • [dead link] Trenton Lobster Pound & Real Pit BBQ, 324 Bar Harbor Rd., +1 207 667-6320. 11AM to 9PM. Seasonal. Maine lobster pound and Texas BBQ (pulled pork, ribs, chicken, excellent beef brisket). Indoor and outdoor seating. Dog-friendly.



You will pretty much have to travel to nearby Ellsworth or Bar Harbor for any nightlife!



There are a great many more motels and bed and breakfast establishments in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor quite near to Trenton.



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Routes through Trenton
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