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Mount Desert Island

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-288-5005
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Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its...

Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its beaches, sweeping cliffs and mountains offers visitors numerous recreational activities, from hiking, biking and following nature trails to swimming, sailing and kayaking.

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Just Go!

The terrain is fabulous. We toured the Island and loved all the vistas and scenery. Our only disappointment was Bar Harbor itself. We were there 35 years ago and loved the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Barrington, Illinois
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Barrington, Illinois
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The terrain is fabulous. We toured the Island and loved all the vistas and scenery. Our only disappointment was Bar Harbor itself. We were there 35 years ago and loved the quaintness. Now it's touristy which isn't bad, but definitely not the same.

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen in my entire life. It is beautiful looking off into the ocean and seeing all the smaller mountains and islands off in the distance. Very amazing. Everyone should see this at least once in their life.

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York, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place for the whole family. I was happy to see video gamers enjoy nature! It is superb for outdoor activities, photography and overall the love of being outside. Off-season is definitely more peaceful and relaxed.

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Springfield, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful island to travel. There is something for everyone on this island from the mountains, to the ocean to the wildlife.

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Hull, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After experiencing Acadia National Park, allow time to explore the byways of Mount Desert Island and the town of Bar Harbor full of a good variety of shops and restaurants and houses of all sizes.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just can get enough of the views and the shopping. The town is so quaint. This time of the year is great as there are not as many tourists.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving all around the island and other islands is so charming especially in grand weather. You see the green terrain, darling houses and the water.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent five days in this area and could have stayed longer! There is so much to do and see. You don't want to miss this area!

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Auburn, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places on the planet. I absolutely love Acadia National Park & the surrounding area! Make sure you visit thunder hole!

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The island is beautiful and easy to get around. Everything is well labeled and the streets are well kept.

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