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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: Biking, Swimming, 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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Gorgeous. Worth the traffic.

There is so much to do here, take a hike, have a scenic drive, eat good food and most famously watch the waves come crashing in. A beautiful spot, especially in the fall.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

There is so much to do here, take a hike, have a scenic drive, eat good food and most famously watch the waves come crashing in. A beautiful spot, especially in the fall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We have camped and and have stayed at a nearby beautiful hotel and have rented a nearby cottage so I can say with some expertise that I have experienced this glorious park. If you plan to camp, arrive way before the camp ground opens and get into the sign in line because it is super popular and why wouldn't it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Take time to see all of the island, it is a study in contrasts. Most do the Park Loop Road but the "quiet side" has some wonderful trails and less people. Great for those who want views with a bit more quiet. Echo lake is a great place for a fresh water dip.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to a beautiful, fun adventure but this by far exceeded our expectations! The vistas were so amazingly gorgeous! Endless trails of beauty and fun!!! Would love to come back here a million more times!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Loved to see the park. Loop road was wonderful and we got to see all the highlights. Find out when high tide is to see Thunder Hole. Views from cadillac mountain were cloudy one day but crystal clear the next. Rented bikes and rose the carriage trails...lots of fun and beautiful things to see. Will definitely be returning! Kids even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Nature at its best. Bring your camera and binoculars. Breathtaking views! Take a drive on Ocean Drive and see Thunder Hole, go to the top of Cadillac Mountain, and don't forget the popovers at Jordan Pond!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

MDI is a beautiful part of the country. The views are breathtaking. Lots to do and see. Bar Harbor is a quaint fun place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Scenic vistas of the Atlantic coast! Take your time and enjoy some the hiking trails in the area. OR there is a scenic loop the goes around the island. Go see Thunder clap and Bar Harbor town! If you have a chance to go on a tour boat to see puffins, I recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing place. We did the Loop Rd but it was packed with cars. We spent more time looking for a parking spot than hiking the trails. Do not go on the weekend during the summer unless you go early!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

So many fun, pet-friendly activities and places to eat with your dog. Definitely should go to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Perfect place for a summer vacation!

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

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