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Mount Desert Island

Clark Point Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-5005
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Islands
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... more » 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. « less
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

we have been to Mount Desert Island many times and will continue to visit often. the beauty of the island and the park still overwhelm me every time that I visit - highly recommend to anyone who loves nature

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Laurel, Delaware
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

There is so much to do on the island and they have plenty of magazines to tell you about all of the places of interest. Great maps and directions too!

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Wurtsboro, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was truly one of the best vacations ever. The hiking, the beaches, the shopping, and the activities. There's something for everyone! You can't go wrong spending your vacation here. It's spectacular!

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Barnesville, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Our bus driver/tour guide was Heather. She was a good driver, a good conversationalist and well acquainted with the park.

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San Anselmo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I like the week days since weekends are packed to the hilt. I find quiet places to explore and have been doing it for 46 years.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Cadillac mountain has a breathtaking view and is popular for hiking, biking and its vast scenery. Nothing to dislike.

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Rochester, New York
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10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have been to MDI 3 times now, most recently in August of this year. It is a lovely island with plenty of natural beauty and gorgeous views-- even better views if you do a bit of hiking up hills. There is something for everyone, hiking, biking, kayaking, shopping, good restaurants. The crowds can be a bit much during July... More

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Orange, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

MDI is vast, on our visit it was enshrouded by fog so the views weren't see-able. We drove up early am from Lincolnville and continued to Lubec, the eastern-most point in the US, just a stone's throw from Campobello, NB, Canada. Had dinner at the Fireside on Campobello which is the former summer home of the extended Roosevelt family. That... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Mount Desert Island was spectacular. The loop road on a sunny day was amazing. The park is very clean and well maintained. The trails are well marked and provided great hiking

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Milford,Pa
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108 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been coming to Arcadia NP for the past 36 years. The drive on the park loop with all the beautiful views never gets tiring. Get out of the car and go for a hike or sit on a rock and listen to the sounds of the ocean. You'll be glad you did. Take a ride to Northeast Harbor,... More

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