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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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I've waited a long long time to make this trip. My husband and I decided to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with this New England trip. The island is gorgeous and the locals are... read more

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've waited a long long time to make this trip. My husband and I decided to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with this New England trip. The island is gorgeous and the locals are fantastic. There's no loss for entertainment and the food....!!!!! Very quaint town and Acadia should certainly make it onto everyone's bucket list!

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have never been to Mount Deserrt Island you owe it to yourself to make a trip there. It is a wonderful little quaint communitiy surrounded by ocean and lakes and trees. There is so much to see and do while you are here.

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Numerous things to do and see on a spectacular piece of land in the Northeast, all within a 30 minute drive from each other.

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Rocky Face, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

had a great day seeing light houses and fishinfg villages and good fresh lobter everywhere, need to spend a day driving and stay near the beach

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Walden, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went during the day and during the night to see the stars. This is a special place. In Celtic tradition such places that give us an opening into the magnificence and wonder of the world are called “Thin Places.” This is such a place.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

wonderful scenery, plenty of photo ops..we didnt hike , just leisurely drove , stopping to take pictures or just soak in the natural beaty

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The highlight of the island is Acadia NP, and we had a great time there. Even in late September, the island is a little crowded, I can't imagine what it might be like in the summer. The rest of the island is very scenic as well, especially Northeast Harbor. Highly recommended, needed 4 good weather days to get even a... More 

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Weldon, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many things to do and see in this lovely area. Bus tours, sunset sailboat cruises, delicious food and very comfortable accommodations are available.

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Wayne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Besides a beautiful National Park at your door step, you had great food all around. The park takes a day and a half to see and the out islands takes an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wild nature at it's finest. We toured a good portion of the island by free bus from Bar Harbor and by car to the quiet side. Truly a must see if you visit Maine.

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