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Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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You. Must. Go.

We were there off season, some roads were still closed, snow on the ground, and it was still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bev48124
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Detroit, Michigan
Beauty and the Beast!

The entire area is absolutely beautiful. I’ve been here a couple of times now and both were in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Randall P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there off season, some roads were still closed, snow on the ground, and it was still incredible!!!!!! Wild, rugged, beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entire area is absolutely beautiful. I’ve been here a couple of times now and both were in the off season. What a great time to visit. The land and sea are both incredible and rugged but where they meet is the key to the...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Perfect trip with anyone of any age to New England’s only National Park. I recommend to see and do it all!!!

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Mount Desert Island is a great place to visit anytime of year. It is especially fun in winter. There are several towns on the island that offer their own character and opportunities for a fun visit. Acadia National Park offers many winter activities and beautiful...More

Thank JC C
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Between checking out Bar, Southwest, and the national park, there is plenty to see and do on Mount Desert Island. Pickup a good guide and do some early planning, as the good hotels and reservations disappear quickly. Take "parkloop" around the southeast corner of the...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

I spent a few days in Bar Harbor and liked the combination of nature and outdoor activities with great seafood and dining. It is very family friendly although I traveled solo.

Thank Clifford K
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Everything, mountains, ocean, forest, hiking, views, scenic drives, cute towns. Really has something that nearly anyone can enjoy.

1  Thank Samantha L
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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

We had a magnificent time. The hiking is amazing, the view from one of our hikes let us see all the islands around the area. The National Park visit was phenomenal. Great outdoor trip and perfect weather.

4  Thank Elizabeth R
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Beautiful, relaxing, mostly quiet, amazing, clean, welcoming, friendly, back to nature, get back in touch with yourself...this is what Mount Desert Island offers. Gorgeous scenery, a magnificant drive, the fresh air...its what a person needs to unwind. Take the time to explore and investigate, don't...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

This island has so much to do on it, mostly within the borders of Acadia National Park. It's a great place to stay. There isn't much cell service except around Bar Harbor.

Thank Rachel L
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waves40
February 20, 2018|
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Response from HGKCFP | Reviewed this property |
Drive the loop and there are many short walks. 3-4 days. Gorgeous in June! One of my favorite NPs inthe USA! Enjoy!!
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Kenny S
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
be sure to hike the Wonderland Trail near. Bass Harbor for up close and personal views of tidal pools with many wonderful sea creatures up close and personal.
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