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Southwest Harbor

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Southwest Harbor is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Located on Mount Desert Island, the population was 1,764 at the 2010 census.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.69sqmi, of which 13.51sqmi is land and 9.18sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,764 people, 835 households, and 483 families residing in the town. The population density was 130.6PD/sqmi. There were 1,484 housing units at an average density of 109.8/sqmi. The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.There were 835 households of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.69.
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Wonderland Trail
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Duration: 2 hours
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Flying Mountain Hiking Trail
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Duration: 2 hours
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Beech Cliff Loop
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Observation Deck
Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory Prospect
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Biking Trail
Carriage Roads Acadia National Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Lighthouse
Rockland Breakwater Light Rockland
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Duration: 2 hours
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Lighthouse
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse Bass Harbor
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Southwest Harbor

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Hiking Trail
Perpendicular Trail
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Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Mansell Mountain
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Wendell Gilley Museum
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Southwest Harbor

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Manset Little Farm
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Southwest Harbor

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Acadia Fishing Tours
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Duration: 2 hours

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