Welcome to Trenton, Maine
The Town of Trenton is located on the last point of mainland before entering Mount Desert Island. As such, it is truly the "Gateway to Acadia". The Trenton Bridge looks out on a view that has thrilled hundreds of thousands of travelers.
The Town was incorporated in 1789 and was named in honor of George Washington's battle in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1776 a settlement was organized by Ebenezer Thorndike. The area was variously called Thornbury and Thorndike Plantation until its incorporation. Until 1870 Trenton also included the eastern half of the peninsula, but in that year it was divided when the town of Lamoine was separately incorporated.
Trenton has a long tradition of the sea that continued through the 1800's as shipbuilding and shipping prevailed in addition to lumbering, farming, and of course lobstering.
Now proudly in our 216th year the Town of Trenton welcomes you to Down East Maine.