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“Great National Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island
Clark Point Road, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
207-288-5005
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Ranked #1 of 67 things to do in Bar Harbor
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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.
Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I am a big fan of our National Parks and was greatly enjoyed Acadia National Park. The loop road was driven multiple times. The view from Summit Mountain looking down into Bar Harbor was beautiful. We enjoyed a picnic lunch at the summit. We took several hikes while in Acadia along with the loop around Jordan's Pond. The granite shore line with the crashing surf was a real joy being from flat land Florida.

Visited September 2013
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Pittsburgh
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“Just Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is one of the great places of the world & a must see/do for anyone who loves the outdoors & activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, etc! No matter how many pictures you see or stories you hear or articles you read, nothing compares to being here!

Visited September 2013
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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“mUST sEE !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Mt. Desert Island is home to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and a host of other charming little towns all within easy driving distance. Beauty is everywhere. If you can go in Sept/Oct like we did you will see the leaves change and take many pictures. You will also NOT be caught in traffic jams! A big bonus

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“ACADIA PARK AND MUCH MORE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Mt. Desert Island is home to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and a host of other charming little towns all within easy driving distance. Beauty is everywhere. If you can go in Sept/Oct like we did you will see the leaves change and take many pictures. You will also NOT be caught in traffic jams! A big bonus. You can wind down easily on Mr. Desert (pronounced dessert), take great boat rides around the islands that dot the shore, and hike to your hearts content in the beautiful environs,

Visited October 2013
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Texas
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“Beautiful Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Mount Desert Island is basically where you'll find Bar Harbor and several other small villages, although they all pretty much run together. It's the home to Acadia National Park. It's easy to drive around the island, and there are numerous places for gorgeous photo opportunities along the shoreline. If you're planning a trip to Bar Harbor, MDI is where you'll be. The food is delicious, the people are friendly. Great vacation spot!

Visited October 2013
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