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Address: Clark Point Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-5005
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Activities: Swimming, Biking, Sailing, Hiking
Description: Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its...
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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A Special Place

Come, Visit, Explore. Ask the locals who are friendly and knowledgeable. They know all the restaurants, places to sleep, nice beaches , things to see and more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Haymarket, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The town of Bar Harbor has gotten so commercial with t-shirt shops and beach knick knacks everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Come, Visit, Explore. Ask the locals who are friendly and knowledgeable. They know all the restaurants, places to sleep, nice beaches , things to see and more.

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Boardman, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were there for three days in late June. When it was raining there were no people on trails or vistas. When the sun came out so did the people. We walked a we were there for three days in late June. When it was raining there were no people on trails or vistas. When the sun came out so... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Mount Desert Island is the entire island, consisting of Bar Harbor and a few smaller towns including quieter Southwest and Northeast Harbor. Acadia National Park takes up about 80% of the island. All of the towns are charming. The ocean and various bays are very prominent and there are lots of things to do in the park, many of which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You could just drive and enjoy the views, or park at scenic over looks, or do some mild hiking. Something for everyone. It's not very convenient to get a park pass...

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Peru, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We mostly drove around taking in the sites and it was breathtaking! We loved all the shoreline roads where we could look out on the water and see the boats and wildlife. We also drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain and that was amazing! You can drive almost up to the very top, just a few steps and you're... More 

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Brigantine, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed cycling around the island. We liked the visitor center and learning about the area.

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Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Awesome place for a vacation. Wide range of activities available. Hiking, biking, kayaking, sight seeing, shopping, eating, wild life excursions, boating, sailing, relaxing, golf (both regular and miniature), etc. Allow at least 3 days, but a week would be much better.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Be sure to visit Cadillac Mountain, beautiful views. The Park Loop was a nice leisurely drive, we stopped at most overlooks to take photos and enjoy the day

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Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love this area. There is something for everyone. Wether you hike the mountains, bike the carriage trails or shop in the downtown area, visitors will to be board. I dislike nothing, it's all good!

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Address: Address: Clark Point Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-5005
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor

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