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Frenchman Bay

Address: Bar Harbor, ME
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Ranked #9 of 59 things to do in Bar Harbor
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Frenchman Bay is a beautiful place to see the ships comes in. My husband and I also took a kayaking tour which took us near the bay and eventually to some open ocean waves. Frenchman Bay is one of those key places to see in Bar Harbor, just because it's such a central part of the area.

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bangor
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Some of my happiest days have been spent on Frenchmans Bay. So many islands! Towering cliffs, black, white even golden rocky shores. Not many islands allow landings, but the few that do are delightful. The waters of the Bay are cold, and can be deadly, take care on them! We got out by kayak; there are many tour groups who... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was fortunate enough to visit during the fall season when all the leaves were turning magnificent colors. Great area for relaxing and watching the boats come in. In addition, a fabulous are to collect sea glass when the tide is out.

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New York City, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
108 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a pretty site at sunset. I like that there are so many ships and this is in middle of the city.

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Ridgefield, CT
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507 reviews 507 reviews
276 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our first glimpse of Frenchman's Bay was from our hotel room at the Atlantic Eyrie Lodge. Later we viewed it from Cadillac mountain and finally as we walked the ocean trail. It is extremely peaceful and relaxing to view it.

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Alden, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Found a couple of patio bars, relaxed and had a drink and appetizers and watched the activity at Frenchman's Bay. Beautiful boats in and out of the bay.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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417 reviews 417 reviews
233 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had a view of this bay from our hotel and it was breathtaking. It's lovely to walk across the causeway at low tide.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The view of Frenchman's Bay is spectacular, but you don't need to stay at a hotel on the Bay to enjoy the view. Stay at a less expensive place and splurge on your meals.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We did a ranger narrated cruise of the bay on a glorious fall day. It was fun, although the ranger narration was less interesting than we had hoped for. We were allowed to bring our dogs on board, which made it all extra exciting. They had a great time, although our golden had a little trouble with the step onto... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Excellent views of the bay and the Porcupine Islands as you travel along the Loop Road and ascend Cadillac Mountain

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