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Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus

Village Green, Bar Harbor, ME
(207) 667-5796
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Ranked #4 of 25 Attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Transportation
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Port Orchard, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I like the eco friendly free transportation to anything on the island. What a great thing LLBean is helping to do for this area. The drivers are knowledgeable and friendly, much more so than the nearby visitors center that gave us some inaccurate info.

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Barnesville, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This was not a full tour bus(maybe half) which was nice as we had three 15 min. stops for viewing special places. Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond House and grounds and Cadillac Mountain top.

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Firestone
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We had Heather for our driver and she was wonderful. What a great way to see Acadia for the first time. There are so many places to go and see in the park, taking the tour narrows down those we want to go back to. I highly recommend.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I liked the trolley tours and guides who were very informative but I disliked being rushed due to parking restrictions.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very scenic park which we enjoyed tremendously while driving in our sports car. It is highly recommended to have a convertible on this trip so you don't miss any of the amazing sights.

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Buena Vista, CO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This free shuttle, co-sponsored by the NPS and LL Bean, will take you to from Bar Harbor to multiple drop off and pick up points around the park. We took the bike shuttle, which had a trailer for all bicycle travelers, into the center of the park away from Bar Harbor traffic. Made for a perfect start to the carriage... More

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Hendersonville
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It was a picture perfect day when we toured Acadia National Park. Our driver was very knowledgeable about the area and could answer all questions. The free shuttle buses are very nice but they don't provide the stories about the island like the Island Explorer and this bus took us up to the top of the island.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a very convenient and FREE shuttle ride to the National Park for you and your bike from Bar Harbor. Just a little confusing on where to stand for the bus to pick you up. It is in the park but not at the same spot that all the other buses stop for pickups and drop offs. So be... More

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Adirondack Foothills of NY State
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112 reviews 112 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Only one complaint - So many people ride the bus that sometimes you have to wait for the next one BUT they come quite often and are a great way to save on the environment, your gasoline purchases, and your feet if you are determined to see it all!

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Warwick, Rhode Island
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stops include the summit of Cadillac Mountain, an absolute must see. Take the bus if you don't hike up. (We did both).

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