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“A Rocky Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island
Clark Point Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-5005
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Ranked #1 of 55 things to do in Bar Harbor
Activities: Biking, Swimming, Sailing, Hiking
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Owner description: 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.
North Truro, Massachusetts
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“A Rocky Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Mount Desert Island has to be one of the most beautiful places in the Northeast. Ignore the tourist traps and focus on the natural beauty of the island. Hike, or swim (if you can take the cold!) or just walk around and drink in the wild beauty.... you can still imagine, in some places, what it was like here before the Europeans arrived.

Visited October 2013
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“beautiful views everywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The harbor with all the boats and islands are breath taking. Watched the sunrise and sunset from Cadillac Mountain. Enjoyed pristine Sands Beach and the amazing thunder hole.

Visited October 2013
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“No place like it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you haven't been to Acadia and visited the entire area that encompasses Mount Desert Island, make sure you add it to you bucket list. Beautiful beyond words.

Visited October 2013
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Keene, New Hampshire
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“Best of Maine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Lovely unspoilt countryside set around Bar harbor, a wealthy town. The town is frequently visited by ocean going liners so ensuring an extended season and appreciable income. Town is clean and has a great atmosphere about it. Some excellent hotels and fairly expensive restaurants most serving infinite varieties of Lobster. Also some expensive though good tours around the National Park which was shut on this ocassion when we visited. On past visits Cadillac mountain on a clear night to see the stars is impressive. There are also links via the super catamaran to Nova Scotia in Canada.

The area has much in its favour and to visit Maine and miss Mount Desert Island would mean missing its best attraction.

Visited October 2013
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Bowie, Maryland
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“Mountain Biking on the carriage roads”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Great mountain biking with views of Somme Sound, Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond, Aunt Betty's Pond, Sargant Mountain, Parkman, Mountain, Frenchman's, Bay, Eagle Lake, Hadlock Pond, Witches Pond, Bar Harbor, and Bubble Pond

Visited August 2013
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