The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory is located in the village of Salisbury Cove, Maine, on the north shore of Mount Desert Island. If you are driving south on Route 3 toward Bar Harbor, turn left onto Old Bar Harbor Road four miles after you drive onto the Island. Coming from the other direction, the turn is six miles west of downtown Bar Harbor.
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MDIBL is served by two airports: Bangor International Aiport (BGR; 1.25 hours from MDIBL) and Hancock County-Bar Harbor Aiport (BHB; 15 minutes from MDIBL). PenAir and CapeAir are the only commercial carriers serving the Bar Harbor airport, providing daily flights to Boston Logan.
Rental cars are available at both nearby airports:
At Your Service Taxi and other taxi and car services can provide ground transportation between the airport and the Laboratory.
Bar Harbor-Bangor Shuttle provides a year-round shuttle bus service between Bar Harbor and Bangor.
Free public transportation is available from late June to Columbus Day on the Island Explorer Bus System.
This is a small list of the lodging options near MDIBL. For complete visitor information, please visit the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.
Driving Distance (< 5 min.):
Best Western Inn
207-288-5823 or 800-528-1234
Hanscom's Motel and Cottages
Driving Distance (in Bar Harbor, ~ 15 min.):
Holiday Inn/Bar Harbor Regency
Manset Yacht Service offers boat rentals.