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Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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There are so many hiking trails and things to see. The lakes are amazing. Go kayaking!! The... read more

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Cheryl A
Leetonia, Ohio
So many hidden gems!

There is so much to do here, from Acadia Park to Bar Harbor! It's definitely worth a few days of... read more

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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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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed yesterday

There are so many hiking trails and things to see. The lakes are amazing. Go kayaking!! The water is cold tho!

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is so much to do here, from Acadia Park to Bar Harbor! It's definitely worth a few days of exploring. Bring the right gear for hiking. There are some places where you can drive up to nice views in Acadia, but you're going to...More

Thank shelleyeve
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a busy national park. We head to the corners in Yellowstone and avoid Zion's, Arches, Tetons, Rocky Mountain and Yosemite in high season. We were close by and decided to head to the park. Nice hikes, beautiful scenery, lots of people. I prefer...More

Thank Coolhead55
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take the time to explore the area in Acadia park because it is wonderful! We picked wild blueberries, explored rocky shores by climbimg all over, took pictures of tide pools and climbed around the rocks of Cadillac Mountain to watch the stars at night-even though...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The views are nice.. but the mountaintop is incredibly overcrowded. I would say that if you want to huge avoid crowds and crazy parking lots, you are better off hiking up a mountain that is not drive up. Still a beautiful place, but definitely not...More

Thank reneecors
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like to walk or hike, this is the place. There are many trails for every level. Sand beach is a great beach for sunning and swimming, it can get a little crowded so you have to go early. Climb to Bubble Rock to...More

Thank _mgmelia48
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did a half dozen moderate hikes and loved them all. There are some tricks to getting the best out of your hikes. Know the weather with regards to fog. It's a bummer when you make a great climb only to see fog. Also, beat...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In the village you can shop in cute touristy type shops, beautiful views, and have amazing local fare. Then of course, the j forgettable Acadia National Park. Great for both the outdoorsy or just those who want a beautiful drive. Can't go wrong on MDI.

Thank Kelly Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

The island, most of which contains Arcadia national park, is easily accessible by car. However this park was created by donated land so you cannot experience the feeling of remoteness there. It is also one of the most heavily visited parks so you can expect...More

Thank Derek K
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are traveling to Bar Harbor in 2017 or 2018, avoid Route 3. Maine DOT is tearing up and repaving the highway. Not so mysteriously, Maine DOT refuses to advise travelers of this until it is too late, and, adamantly refuses to provide detour...More

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patty h
5 July 2017|
Response from LiveMusicLives | Reviewed this property |
You can expect the weather to be in the sixties in October.
4 July 2017|
Response from LiveMusicLives | Reviewed this property |
I like going in the spring or just after Labor Day. The mornings are the best in my experience, but that's not always the case.
19 June 2017|
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Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
There is a half hour Olis Trolley tour of Bar Harbor as well as a longer one of Acadia National Park. Here are also free shuttle rides. We weren't able to make use of them because they hadn't started running yet when we... More