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“I love Mount Desert Island”

Mount Desert Island
Ranked #1 of 70 things to do in Bar Harbor
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Owner description: 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.
Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
888 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“I love Mount Desert Island”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

I have visited many many times. Acadia National Park is a favorite. Go in the fall. Don't miss the popovers at Jordan Pond. Visit Thunder Cove, get out and take a hike. You won't be disappointed. Sand Beach is also great...not so much for the swimming..a bit cold, but so beautiful.

Visited October 2013
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

There is just so much to do at Mount Desert Island. Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond, Sand Beach, and Thunder Cove are just a few to name. There are tons of trails and some of the most scenic views I have ever seen. Break out those DSLRs because it will make for some of the best photography. I recommend going to Cadillac Mountain to watch the sunrise over a picturesque view and then head over to Jordan Pond for a great hike. Afterwards you can take a dip in the Sand Beach (don't stay too long in the water..it's freezing!!) and then head over to do a great hike along Ocean Trail. It's a truly memorable trip for the outdoorsman. You can also drive through the whole park and get a chance to see most of it as well. Bring some lunch and sit at one of the local parks and just take in all that nature has to offer. Certainly a must!

Visited June 2014
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Aberdeen, Idaho
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6 reviews
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“Travel on the Island”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The island is very beautiful, most of the roads are marked and in good repair, other than in Bar Harbor. The park drive is well planned and easy to access.

Visited June 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lot's to see and do”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

A beautiful place with great hikes and terrific food. The combination of coastal hikes and mountains equals a hikers paradise. But those who don't hike can see much of the island by car.

Visited June 2014
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Buckley
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“Beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

A visit round the Island in general and Acadia National Park is a must. Driving is easy but there are bus tours for those who wish to watch while travelling. You do not have to get out of your vehicle but you should, particularly at places like Thunder Hole and Sand Beach

Visited June 2014
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