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Mount Desert Island

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its...

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.

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So many things to do on MDI. Bar Harbor, Acadia, Northeast Harbor, Echo Lake, Somesville, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, and all the little moments in between. We've been to MDI dozens... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So many things to do on MDI. Bar Harbor, Acadia, Northeast Harbor, Echo Lake, Somesville, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, and all the little moments in between. We've been to MDI dozens of times and there is always new things to explore. The most Maine experience you can get in one place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We lucked out with the weather and spent our days outside, enjoying the beautiful views. Lots of opportunities for a variety of hikes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are so many options to enjoy this beautiful park. From walking to hiking to rock climbing it is stunningly beautiful.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park, certainly lives up to its reputation as a gorgeous national park with the stereotypical rocky rugged Maine coastline with picturesque fishing villages along the coast. But it's crowded. It was nearly impossible to get around in our 30 foot motorhome, and it was impossible to park anywhere besides the visitor center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure you check the tide charts before heading to Thunder Hole. Also, the parking lot at Cadillac Mountain can be crowded, so plan accordingly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

breathtaking views and impeccably clean wherever we went. The national park service Rangers could not have been nicer and we're very helpful guiding us to special spits you view wildlife on land and sea.

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Williamson, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you enjoy nature and hiking this is the place for you. There are miles and miles of trails at Acadia National Park, from perfectly level shoreline paths to expert rock climbing. Don't let the idea of mountain climbing intimidate you, if you are in good physical shape and have good hiking boots you can handle most of the mountains.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The hiking was incredible. Cadillac Mountain should be on your must do list. Best surprise, sunrise at the top of Cadillac. No words to describe the beauty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For those that desire to experience nature in its purest form, there is hardly anywhere else exactly like Mount Desert Island, Maine. With its pristine Atlantic Ocean coastal location, it is difficult to find any faults with this 'gem of the earth.' Huge granite boulders punctuate the scenery, every direction you look. Pine trees struggle to gain a foothold throughout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Acadia is an amazing destination. The National Park has stunning scenery, great hiking and significant recreational opportunities. Kayaking on the bay and whale watching topped off the week.

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