Coming from Ellsworth on Route 3, you will cross a bridge at the head of the island. From here you are about fifteen minutes away. Take the left fork, and follow Route 3 to the stop sign at the intersection with Mount Desert Street. Turn left at the stop sign and travel approximately 0.3 miles on Mount Desert Street. You will see Anne's White Columns Inn on the left.
Driving to Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is easily accessible by car. From Boston (268 miles/about 5.5 to 6 hours, and from Portland about 3.5 hours) follow I-95 through to Bangor (exit 182-A - 395), then pick up on Route 1A to Ellsworth, and follow Route 3 to Bar Harbor. Another route would be to take I-95 to Augusta, take Route 3 to Belfast over to Route 1 to Ellsworth, then back to Route 3 into Bar Harbor. There is also the coastal Route 1. It meanders thought picturesque villages and takes quite a bit longer to reach Bar Harbor.
Bar Harbor is serviced by a local airport, the Hancock County Airport, located just 12 miles from the village, and by Bangor International Airport only 50 miles (about 1 hour) away.
During the summer months, Bar Harbor is serviced by Greyhound/Vermont Transit from Boston. Since schedules vary, it is best to check with the bus line.