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“What's not to love?”

Mount Desert Island
Ranked #1 of 71 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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“What's not to love?”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Since I visited Mt Desert during the government shutdown, I couldn't see all that I'd hoped to in Acadia. But that was no problem at all. Everything was beautiful almost everywhere I went; even the little-visited and less scenic western part of the island has a gentle New England charm, sea and mountain views. Each of the little villages offers something different, so it is well worth cruising around and getting off the main roads--on one unheralded stretch, I found a beautiful mountain lake, with mountains behind it, a grove of white birches a long the side, changing foliage--and no other people. I can't do any serious hiking, but there's no end to the beauty spots just a short walk from the roads. The scenery is not spectacular in the way Grand Canyon is, but it is more varied, more intimate, more manageable, more peaceful (OK, the shutdown probably helped a little there), and beautiful wherever you go.

Visited October 2013
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Pittsburgh
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Heaven on earth!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

My gimpy husband made the walk (hobble?) to the Cadillac Mountain overlook where we found a comfy place to sit for hours. The weather was gorgeous. We sat overlooking the ocean and enjoyed the breeze. Couldn't have asked for a nicer place to spend an afternoon.

Visited October 2013
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Everything was wonderful and well worth the trip! The whole place is enriched in history and was very colorful!

Visited October 2013
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Kalkaska, MI
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“First time at Acadia”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We waited two days for the weather to clear, sure was worth it, really unique scenery, we have some great pictures to remember the visit.

Visited September 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Perfect Fall Week-end”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We travelled to MDI for the Marathon and had a wonderful week-end enjoying the sights, eating great food and sharing good times with family and friends. MDI is so beautiful: watch the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, take a hike, and go on the Nature Cruise to see the rocky coast from the water and be wowed by beautiful homes, birds, a lighthouse, a bald eagle and lots of frolicking seals.

Visited October 2013
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