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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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The harbor/ bay is filled with lobster boats n tour boats, Several islands can be seen in the bay. The sunrise is wonderful. Just an all around beautiful waterway.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The harbor/ bay is filled with lobster boats n tour boats, Several islands can be seen in the bay. The sunrise is wonderful. Just an all around beautiful waterway.

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Pennsylvania
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261 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Never get tired of the view. Sit on a bench with a cup of coffee & watch the harbor life. everything from a lobster boat to a 4-sailed schooner to the large cruise boats.

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Florence, Kentucky
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330 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A beautiful place to view from shore line or from Mountain top. Especially nice would be to charter a schooner and take a sail. Sunrise or fog all good.

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Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

From hotels overlooking to walking paths, just a gorgeous views abound. Spends hours by the pool at the hotel looking out into the water. Do the same when sitting in town. And do the same when walking along the short path. Not much is free on a vacation, but the view from anywhere overlooking Frenchman Bay is worth the price... More 

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gold coast
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131 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

You can't visit Bar Harbor without walking down to the bay. There is a lovely path that follows the coastline around and you pass some beautiful homes. Also where the cruises depart from.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A nice boat ride among the many islands of Frenchman Bay. It was a beautiful day and altho the whales had gone south for the winter, there ere plenty of birds and sea lions. A well informed naturalist on board. A comfortable boat.

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Port Moody, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Panoramic views of the habour. Lovely walkway. Great spot to sit and enjoy the coming and goings of boats, people and tide changes. Lovely tall ship and cruise ship NCL Dawn in port. This Bay can be seen from lookouts around the island. Lovely.

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Saugerties, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We took a two hour harbor tour with Acadia Nature tours. We had a great time. Beautiful views, lots to see.

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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

While in Bar Harbor, be sure to stop by the bay and enjoy the many fishing, sailing, and pleasure boats. Very picturesque.

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DeWitt, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a beautiful bay with several interesting features. There's the land bridge to Bar Island, which is interesting but requires careful attention to the tides (it is possible to get stranded on the island if you aren't careful). There are numerous boat excursions ranging from whale watching to sightseeing and nature to sailing on a schooner. You can watch... More 

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