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Toronto
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Hi,

Our family ( 2 adults and 2 children) will drive to Acadia national park, planning to stay there 3 nights next week. After couple of hours research, we are thinking about booking Motel each at Bar Harbor Motel or Moseley Cottage Inn, wondering which is more conveient to the park. We don't do bike, like hiking and some tours. Kids like seafoods too. Does it need parking fee on street? If we stay in Bar Harbor Motor, is it still convenient to city center's activities (such as restaurant, event, sightseeing, esp at night time)?

It looks we do homework a little bit rush, but we really appreciate if anyone can give suggestions shortly.

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Moseley would be within walking distance of all downtown shops, restaurants and activities. The Bar Harbor Motel would be about 1.5 to 2 miles from the center of town, only within walking distance to 1-2 restaurants. Moseley Cottage is a really nice B&B, but the hotel portion doesn't seem as nice as the Bar Harbor Motel. Either place would be convenient for the park (Bar Harbor Motel is closer to the Park Visitor Center and there is a path connecting it directly to the carriage roads). I believe both places have off street parking without any fee. There are no fees to park in Bar Harbor, however only a few streets have unlimited parking while others have 1 or 2 hour parking only. They do ticket those streets.

Toronto
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Hi Lovingbarharbor:

Can't believe your such quick response. Thank you so so so much.

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Just good timing I guess! :)

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We just returned and there is also the Island Explorer - free shuttle/bus - that services most of the Island. even if it doesn't stop AT the location you choose, you can flag it down if its on your route. We stayed about 4 miles from downtown at the Bar Harbor Cottages and Suites (2 miles from the entrance to the park) and found it more convenient to drive into town and just park. Parking can be harder to find, but if you're patient, it only takes about 10 minutes or so. The street that leads right into town - West street I believe? - doesn't have a time limit for parking for certain areas.

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Thank you for your information. We booked Bar Harbor Motel last night.

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