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Review of Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island
Ranked #1 of 72 things to do in Bar Harbor
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Owner description: 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.
Blue Hill, Maine
1 review
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“Schoodic Point”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Beautiful place for a picnic at sunset - watch the birds, seals, feed the gulls, watch the Atlantic Ocean and the sun go down.

Visited July 2012
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Brewer, Maine
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“MDI ... The Beautiful Diamond in Maine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

MDI is so beautiful! I have loved visiting MDI since I was a child growing up here in Maine. My mother would always take us to Echo Lake, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Cadillac Mountain and so many other beautiful spots there. MDI holds so many special and happy memories ... a place to see and enjoy for sure!!! Ever so beautiful!!!

Visited August 2012
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Portland, Maine
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“wonderful spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

just a wonderful place to visit especially off season. Not much more to say as a lot of places were closed. Just wanted to check thinks out for a June visit. G

Visited March 2013
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Titusville
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“Go after school opens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

For years my wife and I would go to Mount Desert Island right after school opened as that was when most of the people "from away" were away again. Now the cruise ships come in followed by "leaf gawking season" , so the fall is not always less congested. However, the air is crisp, it tends to be less crowded than July and August, the prices drop a little, but the island is just as beautiful as during prime season. For the first time visitor here are a few secrets to look for other than down town Bar Harbor, whale watching and such. (1) drive to Bass Harbor eat at the lobster pound and visit the lighthouse, (2) drive to Wanderland and hike the 1/2 mile trail to the ocean, you may be the only one there, (3) have a popover at the Jordan Pond House, but first walk around the pond...about two hours to build up an appetite.
Stop at the Visitors Center, rent some bikes are ride the carriage trails. Drive to Southwest Harbor and tour the (for free) Astico Gardens and have a lobster roll on the porch overlooking the harbor. Take the road less traveled it will make all the difference.

Visited September 2012
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Eastport, Maine, United States
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“a bit of heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Awesome scenery. Great place to Bike and hike. Best Spring and Fall to avoid the crowds. Much more peaceful. Lots of little shops. have been going yearly for along time. And don't forget to go to the Abbey museum.

Visited September 2012
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