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Mount Desert Island

Address: Clark Point Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-5005
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Swimming, Sailing, Hiking
Owner description: Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its beaches, sweeping cliffs...
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Swimming, Sailing, Hiking
Owner description: 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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Naples, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There was nothing to dislike about this...well, maybe the lack of parking, but , hey, it was summer! The views go on & on! Wish I'd remembered the binoculars!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Acadia National Park is absolutely a must see. We were there at the very beginning of tourist season so it was not "too" crowded. Wonderful views. Go to the top of Cadillac Mountain - we were there on a night when a bag piper played for the sunset. Worth the chill.

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Miami Beach
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There is something about this island that is magical. Rock climbing, hiking, paddle boarding in the lakes and on the ocean - it is a beautiful place to connect with nature and yourself. The people here are amazing. My favorite trail is Precipice - it's short but an intense vertical climb with a breathtaking view at the top.

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Upton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is my favorite place in the world! Whether hiking the trails, biking the carriage roads, or exploring the several quaint villages on the island; it is always wonderful. the only thing that detracts from it are the many visitors …. especially in July and August. If you can go other times, it will probably be more enjoyable.

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Montreal, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We visited in November and while it was cold and a bit snowy (especially on the ridge-lines) it was great to be able to experience the island without the distraction of other human beings! The towns were all quiet, many of the shops and restaurants were closed, and during the week especially the locals were the only people still left... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

We have spent many summer in and around MDI with my family over the past 30 years. We even spent some Christmas' around the island, you have park to yourselves.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

MDI is my most treasured place in the world! There is nothing I don't love about this place! From the activities, to the scenery, to the people and everything in between. I recommend going to the "back side" of the Island... ask a local

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Wichita, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had always dreamed of traveling to this gorgeous island. The fall colors, the ocean vistas and the well maintained trails met all our expectations!

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Venice, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

No matter what your interest, shopping, eating, drinking, hiking, kayaking, biking, climbing and much more.........this place has it. You have to find things yourself, but it is well worth it. Spend the day in the wilderness hiking, etc......and night in town drinking, eating and listening to music.

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Moosehead, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I moved here several seasons ago to experience the Island, the National Park, the Community & the people... & have never been disappointed. Great lifestyle, & really enjoy the scientific community with Jackson Cancer Research Laboratory, MDI Bio-Lab, PLUS College of hate Atlantic all here on our Island of Bar Harbor/Mount Desert Island. Couldn't be better than this!!

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