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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Bar Harbor

This is what you come to Bar Harbor for. Has to be one of the most beautiful places in the country. The yachts, schooners & cruise ships coming & going make it a relaxing place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Woodsylady
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
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219 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is what you come to Bar Harbor for. Has to be one of the most beautiful places in the country. The yachts, schooners & cruise ships coming & going make it a relaxing place to grab a bench & see the sights.

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Thank Woodsylady
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I love going to restaurants or even sitting at benches with a few of Frenchman Bay. It's absolutely breathtaking. We've been going to BH for 18+ years and I never get tired of looking at it. Amazing especially at sunset or sunrise.

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I just love sitting on one of the benches along the walkway and savor the beauty of the blue sky that blends in with the blue water on the horizon. Every now and then, boats and kayaks pass and some puffy white clouds. the beauty of nature!

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Thank MACHERI0611
BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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604 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

From the first morning looking down at the cruise ship to the peaceful afternoon that I fell asleep just looking out to the bay I felt nothing but calm.My wife and I have looked at these photos several times now and they bring smiles to our faces without uttering a word.Frenchman Bay is the frame of our Bar Harbor vacation.

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1 Thank ChALUTCH
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My first stop after Hulls Cove Visitor Center was an overlook with a dramatic scene. Overlooking the pines in the park, and out in the distance in the waters of the Frenchman Bay were the glistening islands of the Bay. See photos. Wow! what a sight. It couldn't have asked for a better start to my holiday.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Love the view of Frenchman's Bay. There are benches and chairs along the walkway where you can sit and just relax and enjoy the view. It's fun to watch the cruise ships come in as well.

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Overland Park, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Quant, easy walk through Bar Harbor. We ate Lobster Rolls several times, had clam chowder whenever we could. Be sure to try the BlueBerry Beer.

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New Haven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The view of the bay is especially beautiful at sunrise from atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.

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KC MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The water views were awe inspiring. People were friendly and the drive was the best for site seeing.

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Boulder, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is where all the action happens. You can go whale watching, puffin watching, or out on a lobster boat. It is also fun to watch the tide go out as it reveals a significant part of the bar at low tide. A must visit site.

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