Swan’s Island information for the Healthy Water, Healthy Aging project.
Swan’s Island, situated close to Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park, is a quick and beautiful ferry ride from the mainland. Now part of Hancock County, Swan’s Island is the traditional territory of the Penobscot people. Fishing is extremely important on Swan’s Island, with a vibrant working waterfront, a thriving fishing co-op, and their own lobster zone. Swan’s Island has a K-8 school on the island, with students travelling to MDI for high school. The year-round population of Swan’s Island sits around 355, growing to over 1,000 during the summer season.
To learn more about Swan’s Island, follow along on their community page.