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Address: Clark Point Road, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, 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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Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain Not to be Missed!

Beautiful hiking trails that provide scenic vistas overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Frenchman Bay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful hiking trails that provide scenic vistas overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Frenchman Bay.

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Montreal Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wish we could spend more than a week! Many days in Acadia for hiking and biking. Boat tour, kayak, lobster ;-) Looks like heaven!

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Spring Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

There is so much to do! But I enjoyed the carriage ride. My husband and son biked the trails. You can walk. You can drive. Best to research it before you come.

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Vass, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed several hikes during our visit. The 18 mile bike ride on the carriage trails was almost too much work... But well worth all we saw. Popovers at Jordon pond house was a nice break.

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Western NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Incredible scenery. Acadia National Park is known for lovely views but there are plenty of scenic spots that aren't within the park. Take your time and enjoy the various neighborhoods like northeast, southwest and bass harbors.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A good online map for Mt. Desert Island is at the U.S National Park website for the Acadia National Park Map. Although this is the park map, it is handy for Mt. Desert Island as well. It shows all the entrances, two way and one way roads, sites, attractions, elevations, overlooks, restaurants, restrooms, etc. The island has something for everyone... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery and wonderful views of the ocean. A beautiful place to visit or to live. Not expensive.

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Erving, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Mount Desert Island is one of the most beautiful places we have every been. Once in buy your $25.00 7 day pass, you can explore all of Acadia National Park. Our whole Family loved it.

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York, ME
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The island it great. It has Acadia, what more need be said? Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor are all great towns, and very different. Mt. Desert has a great - though not long - drive to the top, where the view is amazing. You need a park pass to park legally, but even just driving through is worth... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not sure why the whole island wasn't turned into a National Park. The rich have good lawyers, unlike the poor people who lived in the Smokies or Shenandoah. This is a nice place. There are working class people who live here too, as well as the rich. I'm sure they're glad when Sept comes.

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