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So many things to do!!

Love Mount Desert Island! So many restaurants and opportunities for hiking, biking and kayaking... read more

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Irene S
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Beautiful place!

We spent 2 nights and 1 and a half days exploring the island. You could easily spend a full week... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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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.
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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Reviewed yesterday

Love Mount Desert Island! So many restaurants and opportunities for hiking, biking and kayaking. I love the small towns, the beautiful waterways and all the small shops!

Thank Irene S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank KenD5364
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Nichole4fsu
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Marisa O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank john-e-boo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank AnnieQ41412
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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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susan f
June 30, 2018|
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Response from sparrish5 | Reviewed this property |
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
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Karen R | Reviewed this property |
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
June 12, 2018|
Response from NickyD0500 | Reviewed this property |
Post this in the Bar Harbor Travel Forum. There's a gal there who will give you a DETAILED itinerary.