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“Perfect view of Bar Harbor”

Mount Desert Island
Ranked #1 of 73 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.
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Perfect place to stand and feel on top of the world. Great place for hiking and awesome views from top!

Thank Anubha J
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Small mountains to hike, ponds to walk around, rocky coastlines and lighthouses to visit, quaint harbor towns, and much, much more. Bar, Southwest, and Northeast Harbors all have something different to offer. There are next to no chain hotels on the island, and dining offerings range from roadside lemonade stands to fine dining at Red Sky. Lots of lobster, clams, corn on the cob, blueberry pie, and micro brews.

Be sure to take the drive (or hike!) up Cadillac Mountain. Hike out to Great Head (adjacent Sand Beach), or the Jordan Pond loop trail. The carriage roads in Acadia offer over 40 miles of wide and easy trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding.

And if you want mini-golf, popovers, KGB (Kahlua, Grand Marnier, Bailey's) ice cream, scrimshaw cribbage boards, black bean and ham mac and cheese.

During our stay: We walked across the bay during low tide, watched the 4th of July fireworks from the top of Cadillac mountain, took in a late afternoon front nine, watched bocce being played at Lompoc, and visited a winery.

Great place for a summer vaca.

5  Thank NHAnimator
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

People travel from around the world to visit here! It's beautiful and wild....but also packed with tourists from June-September! Be sure to drive around the island and check out the smaller towns and coves. Bar Harbor has lots of interesting shops, and Cadillac Mountain is the first place in North America to see the sun rise.

3  Thank SportsMoose
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We drove around, hiked, took the ferry to the Cranberry Islands...it was all wonderful. Beautiful scenery and lots to do. The town of Bar Harbor is cute but it is definitely not the main attraction on this island.

1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We just got back from MDI. It is a beautiful place. There is much to see and do. In the town there are many cute shops and great restaurants. There is the park, which is beautiful, and trips on boats. We took the whale and puffin cruise. The 4th of July activities were fun and the fireworks were first class.

3  Thank Diana R
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