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Fun in spite of the fog

Fog prevented the spectacular views this hike is known for, but we still enjoyed it. However, it... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
KP7227
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Arlington, Virginia
4 hour bike trip

We rented bikes in Stonington and took them on our boat for a trip around Isle la Haute. What an... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
DubSee
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Fog prevented the spectacular views this hike is known for, but we still enjoyed it. However, it was quite a workout for the legs, with much up and down and climbing over rock formations. One advantage of the fog is we had cell reception, a...More

Thank KP7227
Reviewed 28 August 2018

First of all you should know that the ferry costs $40 each with no senior discount. In addition, it costs $11 to park your car at the dock, so it is not a cheap day out! My wife and I are in our late 70s...More

Thank Brewce599
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We rented bikes in Stonington and took them on our boat for a trip around Isle la Haute. What an absolutely incredible day it was. For $25 you can get an excellent mountain bike that can handle all the terrain the island throws at you....More

Thank DubSee
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This somewhat challenging but short hike to the top of Duck Harbor Mountain and back down is well worth it. The views are great. It does require some scrambling and close attention but is very doable.

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Getting to the trailhead is the hardest part. Actually getting to the island is the first step. Using the Mailboat is easiest. If you are o the island and have transportation (car or bike) then drive the island road to the private road leading to...More

Thank kenmccaz
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A small island, 7 miles off the mid-coast region of Maine, is a secret get-away destination. With miles of trails, and many coves and beaches to explore, it offers a nature lover the ideal retreat. Isle au Haut has very few people on it, and...More

5  Thank charmhogan
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Duck Harbor Mountain is quite a challenging hike, but it is worth the effort. The view from the summit is lovely. However, there is so much else to see on the Isle au Haut. Once I hiked up Duck Harbor Mountain, I continued on the...More

Thank doctordean
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Duck Harbor Mountain might not seem like much statistically, at barely over 300 feet, but you can see ocean on 3 sides and the hike to the top is a lot of fun as well. It's not the easiest hike but it's not far and...More

1  Thank runhaags
Reviewed 17 August 2015

There is a small section of Acadia National Park on an island called Isle au Haut, located south of the main body of the park, and only accessible by ferry from Stonington. Featuring the same, or even better, scenery than Mount Desert Isle, and without...More

1  Thank GreggSt_Louis
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We had perfect weather (hasn't been a lot of that this summer!) for a day trip to Duck Harbor. We caught the 10am ferry from Stonington and arrived sometime around 11 and picked up the 4pm return. We brought along a light lunch and ate...More

2  Thank DebLee1035
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xxxasia
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Response from LynneMooHoo |
Hi, we just got back from a few days hiking and biking on Isle au Haut. My understanding is that in late Sep, there is no ferry to/from Duck Harbor, where the spectacular trails, including the Goat and Cliff trails are, so... More
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