Isle au Haut is Maine at its archetypal best. It is one of several offshore islands supporting year-round communities, home to fewer than 100 year-round residents. It is also the remote wing of Acadia National Park available only to visitors willing to take a boat ride, either their own or one of two ferries running regular routes. One ferry is the regular mail boat that operates year-round, and the second is run by the park service seasonally. Hiking trails are beautifully maintained by the park service and cover most of the island’s 8000 acres boasting spectacular views of the easternmost end of Penobscot Bay. A couple of good anchorages and a few guest moorings are available first-come-first-serve at Point Lookout (aka Laundry Cove), on the island’s north end, and in the Isle au Haut Thorofare located just off the village.