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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.
We spent 2 nights and 1 and a half days exploring the island. You could easily spend a full week here. The shoreline is spectacular with its rocky outcrops and wild parts and the Acadia National Park is beautiful.
We first visited three decades ago in dense fog and rain. We consequently vowed to return in better weather to see what we had missed. This visit we enjoyed magnificent clarity and were able to view the magnificently varied shoreline, the beautiful water surrounding the...More
From Bar Harbor shopping and eating (and strolling), to Acadia National Park, including Bass Head Lighthouse, you will not run out of things to do. Due to the colder weather, we didn't kayak but plan on doing so on our next trip.
We stayed at Maples Inn and Leigh(co-owner) gave us recommendation of how to see the island.Since top of Acadia gets a lot of morning traffic she sent us to the South West part of the island and then after lunch drove up. Picked up a...More
Take the LL Bean sponsored propane buses and tour the island. Lighthouse is secluded beaches hiking trails and biking trails in Acadia national Park great lobster pounds and more. Let someoneDo the driving and enjoy the scenery.
Our family vacationed once again on MDI. We stayed in a private home on the Quiet Side. Bernard, ME was our home for a week. We never left the island. There's so much to see and do on the entire island. We were excited to...More
We drove the entire island; and took in Acadia. We stayed in Southwest Harbor in a nice vacation rental. We had an outstanding time throughout the island. We will return to make more memories in the future.
So many places to hike and paths to explore. This is a destination that should be visited several times a decade and during different times of the year. I can imagine each season offers unique points of view. We were there in early September, so...More
We have been to multiple National Parks and settings. MDI (Mount Desert Island) is home to a National Park, as well as other many spectacular things to see and things to do. It should be on your bucket list of places to go.
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Depends on amount you want to be outdoors/amount you want to spend. Personally: Drive the Park Loop Road ... take a day (stop for views/short walks/see Sand Beach). Drive up Cadillac Mountain. Day 2: rent bikes and enjoy... More
Depends on amount you want to be outdoors/amount you want to spend. Personally: Drive the Park Loop Road ... take a day (stop for views/short walks/see Sand Beach). Drive up Cadillac Mountain. Day 2: rent bikes and enjoy them on the Carriage Trails/dinner in Bar Harbor. Day 3: hike a small peak like Acadia or a bigger one on the east side. Walk up Beehive if you like views and are not afraid of heights. See the lighthouse. Dinner on the quiet side.
Drive the park loop road. Rent bikes if you aren't bringing your own and bike the carriage roads, or take a horse drawn carriage ride on them. Visit Northeast an Southwest Harbors. Eat lunch at eat a pita in SW Harbor... More
Drive the park loop road. Rent bikes if you aren't bringing your own and bike the carriage roads, or take a horse drawn carriage ride on them. Visit Northeast an Southwest Harbors. Eat lunch at eat a pita in SW Harbor, delicious. Walk the shore path in downtown Bar Harbor. Play Mini golf at Pirates Cove. So much to do. Most of all, just relax and enjoy. No place like it on earth!