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Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Fantastic views

Acadia Park is breathtaking with so much to do...especially if you're a nature lover. Cadillac... read more

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breelee369
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Buffalo, New York
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Beautiful

We love this area; just too bad it's so frequently socked in with fog. Because of the weather, our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jacquie W
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Hamilton, Massachusetts
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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 yesterday via mobile

Acadia Park is breathtaking with so much to do...especially if you're a nature lover. Cadillac Mountain is a MUST do! There are free busses that will take you through the park and make stops at the most popular destinations if you dont want to drive....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love this area; just too bad it's so frequently socked in with fog. Because of the weather, our boat tours were cancelled and there was no view from Cadillac Mountain. Try to stay a few days so at least one might be sunny!

Thank Jacquie W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Vacationed with another family on MDI. Loved the island, loved our cove (Duck Cove) on Southwest Harbor side. The island is beautiful and we had the best weather possible. Didn't want to come home!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The island is simply wonderful. The first French visitors led by Champlain named the land "island of bare mountains". Everything about this land is lush, green, with water everywhere. From Acadia National Park to drives around the island will astound you. Bar Harbor has so...More

Thank Milan M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have visited here every year for over thirty years and always have a great time. Even when there are crowds there are always places where you can escape the bustle. Lots of outdoor recreation or just sitting on the rocks next to the ocean...More

Thank SandDfromVT
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beautiful views!!!! Breathe taking sunrise or anytime! A must see to get great pics. You can’t pass this up!!!

Thank Cathy B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came to this island to spend 4 days in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. There is a small bridge that takes you from the mainland to the island. The tides are very dramatic here with about a 12 ft difference between high and...More

Thank Craig Z
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorge path is strenuous upward hike to top of Cadillac Mtn but unforgettable Otter point and so many other gorgeous sights

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The island has a lot of traffic in the summer, but if you head to Northeast and Southeast Harbors you'll escape the crowds. Get up early and drive the park loop road. Route 3 is one way south of the Hulls Cove Visitors center until...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our favorite drive - the scenery is beautiful but more people have found this area! Again, if you can hike a bit you can find secluded sits that will take your breath away! Be sure to bring your camera!

Thank nowpacking
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susan f
30 June 2018|
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Response from sparrish5 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on amount you want to be outdoors/amount you want to spend. Personally: Drive the Park Loop Road ... take a day (stop for views/short walks/see Sand Beach). Drive up Cadillac Mountain. Day 2: rent bikes and enjoy... More
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LaurieB01
18 June 2018|
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Response from Karen R | Reviewed this property |
Drive the park loop road. Rent bikes if you aren't bringing your own and bike the carriage roads, or take a horse drawn carriage ride on them. Visit Northeast an Southwest Harbors. Eat lunch at eat a pita in SW Harbor... More
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genehayes
13 June 2018|
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Response from NickyD0500 | Reviewed this property |
Post this in the Bar Harbor Travel Forum. There's a gal there who will give you a DETAILED itinerary.
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