Ellsworth is almost as safe as Bar Harbor.
one big difference is that Ellsworth has 8 registered sex offenders.
If you are going to be in the Ellsworth area and are interested whether the person in the place next to yours is a sex offender then see the website below.
The biggest warnings are, if you see an out-of-state license plate on a car, be prepared to make sudden stops! The traffic in Ellsworth is horrible in the summer, due to tourist travel to Mount Desert Island. Tourists have been known to just stop in the middle of the road when they see something they want to look at rather than pulling over to the side of the road!