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Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus

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Address: Village Green, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: (207) 667-5796
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Easy to use, lots of stops, good service and very timely Using a car would have been very difficult and this bus made a complete tour of the park where we could access all of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Easy to use, lots of stops, good service and very timely Using a car would have been very difficult and this bus made a complete tour of the park where we could access all of the sights. We did return to see Cadillac Mountain ourselves the next day.

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West Boylston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a great way to get in and out of the park without all the hassle. Busses run frequently and on schedule!

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Ashburnham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Thank you to llbean for clean air transportation to anywhere you want to go on Mount Desert Island. Hiking and need to get to back to where you started, or transport your bike to a trail, the bus can do that. Always at NO CHARGE!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

On time, friendly drivers, helpful, numerous routes -- and no need to drive your own car -- because parking in town is challenging, to put it mildly.

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Maine
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was great. We stay at hotel that the bus came to. You never needed to take you car into Bar Harbor. Parking is limited. Bus runs till 10:00 pm.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great option for great around Acadia and Mount Desert Island. We didn't drive our car the whole time we were there.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We took this bus several times from our hotel into town and back again to avoid the parking and driving congestion. The bus schedule and lines are very easy to figure out and are on time. The drivers are very helpful and open to any questions you may have. I highly suggest using this free bus service to avoid the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Island Explorer Bus is free and so useful if you don't want to drive and park (in August Acadia National Park is busy every where and parking can be a real problem). The bus is a great alternative.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Such a wonderful service! We enjoyed free rides in and out of town, the bus picked us up at our campground each day and deposited us in the center of Bar Harbor. No parking hassles, no worrying about GPS. We only had to be on time each day for our stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very convenient and free. need to know the park to get on and off at the right places and to get picked up.

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