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“Absolutely breath-taking!”

Mount Desert Island
Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Decided to take a random road trip with the huaband a week after he came home from a deployment. This was our first time ever in Maine, and we found it to be out absolute favorite vacation yet! We went mid-October, literally a week before all the touristy things closed. We got to take the trolley up Mount Desert Island and it was absolutely the most beautiful scenery I had ever seen! I will definitely be back to Bar Harbour!

4  Thank Sara B
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is a stunning place of great natural beauty coupled with charming little communities. We were in the area out of season in early April. The upside of this time was there was very few people in the area so little traffic and no problem at all finding places to park. The disappointment was that most of the park roads were closed off so you couldn't drive up to the summit for example.. We could still get to sand beach and thunder hole which were very beautiful. The view down 'Sargent's drive' alongside Somes Sound is also spectacular.
Not many places were open this time of the year including public restrooms so take bio-breaks when you can! Ended up eating snacks and drinks from gas stations in the larger communities.

2  Thank Mike D
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

One of our most favorite places in the world! We have been going to Mount Desert for about 25 years on an annual basis. Our goal is to make a move there in a year or two. It is the most peaceful place, views are spectacular, people are warm and friendly, and there is much to do and see. Life is experienced at a slower pace and the beauty of the area makes you want to slow down so you don't miss a thing! Can't wait for our next visit.....

1  Thank MAFOODIE01970
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Breathtaking.,,,the drive alone was great...and the sunset, ah may zing! When in Maine, make sure you take a drive through Arcadia. Make sure you bring your camera! The birds in flight is truly something else!

1  Thank AvocadoNTomatoe... J
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

A beautiful natural park with a stunning coastline, sandy beach and an entertaining town in the evenings.

4  Thank tsorfydde
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