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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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An amazing trip to an amazing Island full of freshwater lakes and of course the bay. Tallest mountain on the eastern coast. Got to see the fog roll in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An amazing trip to an amazing Island full of freshwater lakes and of course the bay. Tallest mountain on the eastern coast. Got to see the fog roll in.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a week here in mid-August and loved every minute of it. So much to do and see or, just "be" in a place of spectacular beauty. Probably best described as "quintessential Maine". Great for hikers, bikers, families, couples, lovers, heck everybody.

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Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cadillac Mountain is the highest mountain on the east coast at over 1,500 feet. Okay, not the 5 or 6,000 feet high mountains elsewhere, but locally this is the bomb. Park Loop Road takes you around the major attractions. But go to the west side to see Southwest Harbor and find other great restaurants and beaches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once on the island, you can feel the stress melting away as you drive along the scenic roadways. Don't miss Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor which are on the quiet side of the island, but for my money, the absolute best spots to relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Home to the stunning acadia national all park, the charming if touristy bar harbor and much more. Make it up to Cadillac mountain for breath taking views.

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a deep breath, be prepared for the crowds but take in the view, the fresh air and hike very early.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is best seen on a sunny day. I was there in 1972, and the fog was so thick you couldn't see your hand in front of your face. This time, it was perfect, and you could see Mt. Katadin, 150 miles away. It really gives you an idea of the geological history of North America, including glacial deposits,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the key -- where Native American, French, English and grabby Americans intersected after a mere 5,000 years or so of Native American activity. The countryside is magnificent. At least in the Summer months the weather nice to tolerable. There is a blend of the historic, nature, modern guilt and tourist infrastructure to make it all work. Bar Harbor... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of our crew were hobbled during our stay, so we weren't able to take any long walks. However, even just from the car and a short excursion or two, this place is wonderful.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've lived in the Northeast most of my life, and never knew how different the coastal not of Maine was! A very special treat for a 2 day getaway. Temperate weather, rocky coastline, fresh air. Worth the long drive.

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