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“Beautiful Island”

Mount Desert Island
Ranked #1 of 69 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.
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful Island”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

The history of the island is interesting, the scenery beautiful, & the towns/villages quaint. Fog makes photography a challange so having more than 1 day is recommended. The local seafood is very good; restaurants can be a lobster shack with eatting outdoors or fine dining.

Visited August 2013
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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Distinctly Maine”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

You can find all that Maine is right here. The seacoast harbors, the quaint fishing towns, popular destination for the rich and famous, Acadia National Park, swimming, fishing, see pilot and humpback whales. Puffins anyone ? There cute. Seals at play. Tidal pools, shopping in Bar Harbor. Gets away from the heat of the city. LOBSTER everywhere. Biking, hiking camping quaint hotels and Inns. Lakes for a kayak. Jordan Pond for a bit of history. One of the best places on the East Coast. Take a cruise to get there or a car or a plane. You and friends, family, or on a honeymoon will be well rewarded.

Visited August 2013
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Greenfield, Indiana
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89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Acadia is beautiful”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

If one loves our National Parks, this one is not to be missed. Very small, as NPs go, but beautiful, and the park service has made it easy to get around with shuttle buses. Don't miss Jordan Pond House for lobster stew and popovers!

Visited August 2013
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United States
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128 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“One of the best summer places in the US”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Really one of the best
Places if you love natural beauty. There is a little
Something for everyone. We visit every year. The best time to go is the week of Labor Day when the crowds are
Leaving. I would not hesitate to go!!

Visited August 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It just gets better and better”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

This has been our best vacation ever! Hiking, biking, carriage rides, great food, spectacular views. Enjoyed great weather in late summer. We will definitely be back.

Visited August 2013
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