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Address: Clark Point Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-5005
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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From beaches to mountaintops, restaurants to shopping, Mount Desert Island has it all. This time, we even visited the antique car museum featuring Brass Era cars!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Granby, Massachusetts
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Saint John
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Acadia national park -carriage trails. Pros- fairly good for biking- trails are not steep due to being for horses historically- wide and are flat- I had slick tires which worked OK but better off with a light tread. Con 1-- Its the entrance fee for the park. Only 2 choices $25 for 1 week or $50 for a year pass... More 

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Granby, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

From beaches to mountaintops, restaurants to shopping, Mount Desert Island has it all. This time, we even visited the antique car museum featuring Brass Era cars!

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Hudson, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

What a different type of National Park! My wife Lucy and I loved the whole area. We hiked the Jordan Pond, the Bubbles, the Bee Hive, along the rocky shore lines, in towns and many other places. It was not a place that I thought would be that nice before we visited and now it is one of our favorite... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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110 reviews 110 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Bar Harbor was originally named Eden and it truly is. The island is home to Acadia National Park and all it's natural wonders - it's a mecca for hiking. Fortunately when it gets crazy in the summer there are lots of 'quiet' places to discover. The island has something for everyone - great museums, entertainment, lots of history, shopping, and... More 

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Hancock, Maine
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Awful place. Entire island smells like the inside of a septic tank. Locals told me you get used to it. Even some tourist told me they got used to it after coming to Bar Harbor 6 or 7 times.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Give me an island of misty mountains, surrounded by kilometres of rugged coastline, anytime. This charming enclave home to weathered new England villages nestled along deep coastal coves, does it for me... and what about the fjord-like inlets? All of which brings us to the spectacular Arcadia national Park for three days of unwinding, especially when in October the woodlands... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I am avid hiker. but whether you hike it, ride your bikes through it, use the shuttle, or just drive. Mount Desert Island (Acadia National Park) is truly awe inspiring.

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have been going to Mt. Desert for over 40 years. There is so much to be seen on such a small island. You can spend a week alone in Acadia National Park. Make sure you take a tour of Northeast Harbor, Southeast Harbor, Seal Harbor, Bass Harbor and Pretty Marsh. The town of Bar Harbor is the largest with... More 

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Union Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It's what the New England coast is all about. Mountains to hike or drive up. Shops to browse through - stop into the Christmas Shop. Out of the way harbors to explore. Sand Beach to work on your tan. Mouthwatering fresh seafood. Reasonable prices - many campgrounds. You can't go wrong here. Sure - we live in Maine but this... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Awesome time visiting our son, where he now works in Bar Harbor. Cadillac Mountain at sunrise was beautiful and enjoyed walking the sand bar to Bar Island at low tide. Clam chowder, and blueberries were great. Lobster too expensive. Hated to leave, but back to Crown Point we must.

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