Sorrento, Maine, located in coastal Hancock County on Waukeag Neck, is a well-known fishing and resort community that offers spectacular views of the mountains of Mount Desert Island to the southwest. Its year 2000 census placed the year-round population at 290 with over 40% of the work force being professional.
Sorrento has a 9-hole public golf course that first opened in 1916. Other local activities include biking, boating, fishing, kayaking, and bird watching. The densely forested Preble Island, located just off-shore on the southern side, is known for its cobble beaches and roosting eagles.
Sorrento is about 14 miles from Ellsworth, the closest commercial center, and 14 miles from the entrance to the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor, Maine is approximately 33 miles away via the coastal route and takes about one hour drive time.
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