Directions


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Driving:

From Boston (approx. 5–6 hours to the College of the Atlantic campus)

  • Take Interstate 95 North to Interstate 395 in Bangor. From there take Route 1A from Bangor to Ellsworth.
  • Follow Route 3 East to Bar Harbor. Keep left after crossing the bridge onto Mount Desert Island.
  • College of the Atlantic is on the ocean side of Route 3, about 19 miles from the Ellsworth shopping district (eight miles from the head of Mount Desert Island.
  • Turn left at the COA main entrance and park in the provided areas.

From the Bar Harbor Airport (approx. 20 minutes to the College of the Atlantic campus)

  • Follow Route 3 East toward Bar Harbor.
  • Keep left after crossing the bridge onto Mount Desert Island.
  • From there follow the directions under “From Boston.”

From the Bangor International Airport (approx. 1 hour to the College of the Atlantic campus)

  • Take Tower Road toward Griffin Road and turn left at Griffin Road.
  • Take the 3rd right onto Union Street.
  • Continue on Forrest Parkway to Interstate 95 South.
  • Take Interstate 395 in Bangor.
  • From there follow the directions under “From Boston.”

Flying:

Regularly scheduled flights are available to Bar Harbor Airport and to Bangor International Airport.

Those interested in seeing more of Maine before or after the workshop might consider Portland International Jetport.  It is about 3 hours south of Bar Harbor, providing a prime opportunity to rent a car and drive scenic Route 1 up or down the Maine coast between Portland and Bar Harbor.

Those flying into Bangor should consider reserving a seat on the Bar Harbor Shuttle:  http://barharborshuttle.net/