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Mount Desert Island

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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+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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Interesting routes for a drive.

We ventured by car, south of the park, and enjoyed other harbor areas, passing stunning homes and great views. Although we did not stop, a number of restaurants along the route... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ventured by car, south of the park, and enjoyed other harbor areas, passing stunning homes and great views. Although we did not stop, a number of restaurants along the route looked worth a visit.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love it here during the off season, May or November. We stay on the Quiet Side of the island at Southwest Harbor. Our favorite drives are down to Bass Harbor, up to Northeast Harbor, over to Bar Harbor. The pink granite shows up all over the island--love it!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful place to walk around and take in the scenery. So many great places to explore and take photos.

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Thank LoriLovesFood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The island was beautiful with many hotels and restaurants to choose from. I was also surprised how pet-friendly most of the shops and restaurants were.

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NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

So nice to enjoy the views off season without dealing with the crowds. Beautiful area even in the cold temperatures. Us and the dog loved it.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I went up for many years in the spring or the fall. Lower rates at that time. Since she passed away I have taken advantage of my retirement's snow bird plan. As a result I have found another beauty in off season vacation as I rent a house for 4 months while all my fellow snow birds... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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 20 November 2016

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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