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Frenchman Bay

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Love Frenchman's Bay and the Rocky Shore

This is our second time on Mount Desert Island and we love staying in the Frenchmen's Bay area. We actually rent a house when we can find one in this area. We love watching the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Alain L
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Rochester, NY
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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our second time on Mount Desert Island and we love staying in the Frenchmen's Bay area. We actually rent a house when we can find one in this area. We love watching the tide go out and come in, and then we climb all over the rock shoreline when the tide is out. There are many wonderful places... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is one of the best places on the island for which to stop for a scenic view and some pictures. Parking can be difficult.

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Burlington, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our cottage we stayed in was located on the Frenchman Bay. What a beautiful peaceful place. The boats on the water made for some great pictures. Got to see some dolphins early one morning.

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We frequent Mt. Desert Island many times throughout the year, but never in high tourist season. Bar Harbor is one of our favorite places to go because of Frenchman Bay. Head downhill and Frenchman Bay is right in front of you. You will find a large grassy area on a hill with a fountain, benches, shade, a gazebo and one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic bay with many great views including many islands. Also, there are many restaurants along the bay that make the experience even better.

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Thank Matthew G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of activities in and around the water for watching or participating. Shops, restaurants, a park, excursions, pier, and sand provide for all of your vacation desires! Your only limitation is your imagination!

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Thank Michelle B
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a most scenic bay near Bar Harbor's port. Lots of sail and fishing boats adorn the shore line. On a clear day it is spectacular !

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frenchman Bay offers a beautiful view from every angle. This is a perfect location to sit and watch the boats and also see downtown Bar Harbor. There are benches conveniently located throughout the area. It offers some great opportunities for taking photos.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are lucky enough to catch a sunset here you'll be so happy! Beautiful bay, many restaurants on the bay to visit and enjoy great food. Shopping is right there too. Very beautiful location.

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San Antonio, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Daydream of days gone by, of big whaling ships and lobster boats, or just enjoy the spectacular views. (Great for bird-watching, too!)

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