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Roads and Streets of Mount Desert Island

part of the Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project

(updated 4 January 2014)

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to the Roads and Streets of Mount Desert Island home page, part of the Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project.

Purpose of this web page:

The purpose of this web page is to present information about Mount Desert Island’s public roads and streets. If little is known about a road or street, it will be reported below. If substantially more information is learned, a separate web page will be created for that road or street and a link will be provided below.

How to contribute:

All information (including images) should be e-mailed to museum@mdihistory.org or sent by traditional mail to MDI Roads and Streets, c/o Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660.


Click on the name of the town you are interested in, or scroll down to see information for all the towns on Mount Desert Island.


Bar Harbor

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Names of Bar Harbor roads are generally from the town’s tax maps and may differ from the street/road signs. When such a difference is learned, that information will be posted below. No distinction is made on the tax maps between public and private roads.

Acadian Woods Circle
Acadian Woods Road
Albert Meadow
Amory Lane
Arata Drive
Arcadia Lane
Arrowhead Road
Ash Place – north–south dead end street with Cottage Street at its north end. (West side of Hannaford parking lot is part of Ash Place.)
Ash Street
Atlantic Avenue
Bagatelle Avenue
Barberry Lane
Bay View Drive
Bayberry Lane
Bernard Avenue
Billings Avenue
Bloomfield Road
Bowles Avenue
Breakneck Road
1777 (built): between Eagle Lake Road (= Route 233) and Route 3 in Hull’s Cove
Breezy Bay Road
Brewer Avenue
Bridge Street – north–south between Cottage Street at its south end and Frenchman Bay at its north end.
Bunchberry Lane
Cadillac Avenue
Cedar Avenue
Cemetary Road [misspelled as such on town map]
Center Street
Champlain Road
Clark Cove Road
Cleftstone Road
Cottage Street
1881 (Colby Atlas): between Eden Street and the Main Street [This is the current extent of Cottage Street.]
1883 May 24: “The new sidewalk on Cottage street is completed.” (note in Mount Desert Herald, paae 3, dolumn 1)
Cottage Way
Cove Lane
Cromwell Harbor Road – once known as Mill Road (see Hancock County Registry of Deeds book 538, page 294)
Crooked Road
Cross Street
Davis Place
DeGregoire Park Road
Derby Lane
Des Isle Avenue
Devon Road
Eagle Lake Road (= Route 233)
East Strawberry Hill Road
East Street
Eden Street
Edgewood Street
Elbow Lane
Federal Street
Federal [Street?] Way
Fern Meadow Drive
Field, The
Firefly Lane
First South Street
Fogg Road
Folke Stone Drive
Forest Street
Frenchman’s Hill East
Frenchman’s Hill Road
Frenchman’s Hill West
Gilbert Farm Road
Glen Mary Road
Grant Street
Great Meadow Drive
Greeley Avenue
Greeley Court
Hadley Point Road
Hamor Avenue
Hancock Lane
Hancock Place
Hancock Street
Harbor Lane
Higgins Farm Road
High Ridge Lane
High Street – north–south between Cottage Street at its north end and Mount Desert Street at its south end; one way (north only)
1881 (Colby Atlas): unnamed, followed present course
buildings from south to north on west side of street: John Harden (including livery stable; at corner of Mount Desert Street); Foster; Tobias L. Roberts; schoolhouse (at corner of Cottage Street)
buildings from south to north on east side of street: Mrs. Alley; parsonage; Young; Foster
Highbrook Road
Holland Avenue – north–south between West Street at its north end and Mount Desert Street at its south end
1881 (Colby Atlas): between Mount Desert Street at its south end and Frenchman Bay at its north end, ending with a wharf and sawmill
1904: followed present course
Indian Point Road
Kavanaugh Place
Kebo Street – north–south between intersection with Eagle Lake Road, Eden Street, and Mount Desert Street at the north end and Cromwell Harbor Road at the south end
once called Stony Hill Road
1904 – Map showed two branches at the south end, the west branch being the current route. What was the each branch now appears to be the northeast boundary of the triangular parcel of 65 Kebo Street.
Kennebec Place
Kief Farm Road
Kitteridge Brook Road
Knox Road
Ladyslipper Lane
Laurel Court
Ledgelawn Avenue
Ledgewood Road
Lenox Place
Livingston Road
Lookout Point Road
Lupine Way
Main Street
Maple Avenue
Mayflower Lane
McFarland Drive
Meadow Drive
Michigan Avenue
Mill Brook Road
Mount Desert Street – east–west, part of Route 3 between Main Street at its east end and the four-way intersection with Eden Street, Eagle Lake Road, and Kebo Street at its west end.
1881 (Colby Atlas): between Mount Kebo Road [now Kebo Street] and the Main Street [This is the current extent of Mount Desert Street.]
Mountain Avenue
Myrtle Avenue
Neighborhood Road
Newton Way
Norman Road
Norway Drive
Norris Avenue
Oak Hill Road
Ocean Avenue
Ocean Drive [= Park Loop Road]
Old Bar Harbor Road
Old County Road [x2?]
Old Norway Drive
Oliver Street
Orchard Ridge Road
Otter Creek Drive
Park Street
Phoebe’s Way
Pine Heath Road
Pine Street
Pleasant Street
Pooler Farm Way
Prospect Avenue
Ridgeway Drive
Right of Way Road
Roberts Avenue
Roberts Square
Rockwood Avenue
Rodick Place
Rodick Street
Ruby’s Ridge Road
Russell Farm Road
Sabah Woods Road
Sand Point Road
Sandy Lane
School Street
Schooner Head Road
Seabury Drive
Seamist Lane
Seely Road
Shannon Road
Shannon Way
Spring Street
Stanwood Place
State Highway 3
State Highway 102
Steepways
Stephen’s Lane
Stony Brook Way
Strawberry Hill Road
Summer Street
Sweet Fern Road
Syndicate Road
The Field [see “Field, The”]
Thomas Bay Lane
Thundermist Road
Town Landing Road
Waldron Road
Wayman Lane
“Wayman Lane is so named in compliment to Wayman Crow, Esq., of St. Louis.” (from 17 August 1881 edition of Mount Desert Herald, p. 3, col. 1)
Wescott Avenue
West Street – east–west between Route 3 (Eden Street) and Main Street
West Street Extension
White Deer Circle
White Spruce Road
Wildwood Glen
Woodbury Road
York Street
Young’s Mountain Road
Zion’s Lane – north–south between Mount Desert Street (Route 3) and Cottage Street
1887 February 17 Bar Harbor Record: note about a petition to make Zion’s Lane a public way
1887 June 9 Bar Harbor Record: “It is said that Mount Desert avenue is to be the new name for Zion’s Lane.” (p. 3, col. 1)


Mount Desert

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Names of Mount Desert roads and streets are from observation of their signs, which are green with white letters. Private roads, marked with blue signs with white letters, are not included in this list.

Bartletts Landing Road
Beech Hill Road
Beechhill Cross Road
Brookside Road
Butler Road
Champlain Drive
Church Road
Cooksey Drive
Cove End Road
Dane Farm Road
Day Street
Dodge Point Road
Gilpatrick Lane
Grants Hill Road
Graves Lane
Gray Farm Road
Grover Avenue (Otter Creek) – dead end
Hall Quarry Road
Harborside Road
Hibbards Hill Road
Huntington Road
Indian Point Road
Jordan Pond Road
Joy Road
Kimball Road
Long Pond Fire Road
Lookout Way
Lower Dunbar Road
Main Street (Northeast Harbor)
Main Street (Seal Harbor)
Main Street (Somesville)
Manchester Road
Maple Lane
McKenzies Hill Road (Seal Harbor)
Millbrook Road
Neighborhood Road
New County Road
Nursery Lane
Oak Hill Road
Old Firehouse Lane
Otter Creek Drive
Park Loop Road
Parker Farm Road
Peabody Drive
Pine Road
Pretty Marsh Road
Richardson Avenue (Otter Creek) – dead end
Ripples Road
Rockend Road
Route 102
1837: constructed
Rowland Road
Sarge[a]nt Drive

designed by James T. Gardiner
land originally owned by S. D. Sargent
named for Samuel D. Sargeant
Sea Street
Sinclair Road
Sound Drive
South Shore Road
Spruce Road
Stable Lane
Stanley Lane
Steamboat Wharf Road
Summit Road
Sylvan Road
Tennis Club Road
Tracy Road
Upland Road
Upper Dunbar Road
Walls Street (Otter Creek) – dead end
Whitney Farm Road
Wildwood Road (Seal Harbor)


Southwest Harbor

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Names of Southwest Harbor roads and streets are from observation of their signs, which are green with white letters. Private roads, marked with blue signs with white letters, are not included in this list.

110 Upper Town Dock
Alder Lane
Bass Harbor Road – follows Route 102 from its intersection on the east with Seawall Road to the town line between Southwest Harbor and Tremont.
[Cable Crossing?]
Cedar Lane
Claremont Road
Clark Point Road
Dirigo Road
Fernald Point Road
Forest Avenue
Freeman Ridge Road
Harbor Avenue
Herrick Road
High Road
Kings Lane
Lawler Lane
Ledge Road
Long Pond Road
Main Street – follows Route 102 until intersection on the east with Seawall Road. Here Route 102 becomes Bass Harbor Road.
Mansell Lane
Mansell Road
Maple Lane
North Causeway Lane
Ocean House Road
Robinson Lane
Seal Cove Road
Seawall Road (= Route 102A)
Shore Road
Village Green Way
Wesley Avenue
Wood Street


Tremont

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Names of Tremont roads and streets are from observation of their signs, which are green with white letters. Private roads, marked with blue signs with white letters, are not included in this list.

Flat Iron Road
Harbor Drive (= Route 102A)
Leighton Road
Lighthouse Road
Marsh Road
McMullen Avenue
Shore Road
Tremont Road