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Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden

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Address: The Asticou Inn, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 800-258-3373, 207-276-3344

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Well Worth a Visit if You Are in Northeast Harbor

My wife & I opted to walk up the path from the parking lot off Route 3 to the Thuya Garden two months ago(June 2016). This wasn't a difficult ascent but gave lovely views down to... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife & I opted to walk up the path from the parking lot off Route 3 to the Thuya Garden two months ago(June 2016). This wasn't a difficult ascent but gave lovely views down to Northeast Harbor. We opted not to go into the Thuya Lodge but spent about an hour walking through the main garden area. One can... More 

Thank MobileResident
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hidden in the hills of Northeast Harbor is the Thuya Gardens.Take in the wonders of the different flowers and shrubs of the area.Walk the trails in and outside the gardens. Take as long as you and take all the pictures you can. Word can not describe its' beauty, you need to go and see for yourself.

Thank arnold S
Amityville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A gorgeous mini hike - up hill but worth the climb! The views overlooking the harbor were fabulous and the gardens absolutely amazing. We were there while the gardens were in full bloom and it was so worth it!

Thank Emily T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love peaceful, well-attended gardens, you will fall in love with these two gardens. They are like jewels along the coast of Maine near Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The Asticou Azalea Garden paths wind along water pools that reflect the forested gardens. The Thuya (the name comes from the type of pine that was planted 100 years... More 

Thank Joan N
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any visit to Mt.Desert Island should include a stop at Thuya Gardens. If physically able, I recommend to park in the little parking g lot on 3, just past the Asticou Inn. It's a straight up walk through a beautiful wooden area. Stop often and turn around to view NE Harbor. If you'd like, once you get the the Gardens... More 

Thank lulubirdie
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in at Thuya Garden first. If you don't want to take the 200+steps up, make sure to continue all the way to the main gates. Great space and can hike to Asticou, Very relaxing and worth the stop.

Thank Darbydog06
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to climb the Eliot Summit and came to find this place. What a nice surprise. The garden is beautiful and the lounge is very cozy. Highly recommended.

Thank Maggie L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to have popovers since I heard you had to have them while in Maine. They were delicious! My husband had a lobster/Brie quesadilla and it was quite tasty. The grounds are beautiful with a view of the water. The bartender makes a great blueberry Mojito.

Thank Conshytraveler
Fayetteville, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful garden and the views on the way up (if you decide to walk up) of Northeast Harbor are lovely. It is a hike up, but there are lots of shady resting places to stop along the way. When you reach the top, be sure to stop and see the beautiful home of the man who lived... More 

Thank Gemme49
Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two ways to access Thuya Gardens.....For those that want to experience the terraces...park in the SMALL lot just off route 3. You will cross the road and begin your garden experience at the stone inscribed wall. The terraces move up the hillside in a switch back pattern but the views and plants are just lovely. For those that... More 

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