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“A really beautiful area!”

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.
Reviewed June 8, 2014

We drove around Mount Desert Island and were amazed at the beautiful scenery. If the weather had been nicer, we would have taken the opportunity to hike around the trails. Even with the rain, it was beautiful, though. Seems like there is a lot to do here and we'd love to come back in the fall to see the changing colours.

1  Thank dynahthirst
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have never been in Maine before, so we were impressed with the wonderful senic nature of this island. We toured the island extensively for two days and liked every moment. What we did not like is that it is in many ways a tourist trap. Lodging and food are expensive and many times disappointing. We had one very bad lodging experience but otherwise we were quite content. There are lots of activity possibilities for those who seek them.

1  Thank Betina
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

All of the park and attractions showcase Maine at its best! The auto tours, hiking and trails, ponds and coast are spectacular. There is so much to see and something for everyone.

Each time we visit we find new things to explore.

Thank DonP08861
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

From the coastline to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the scenery was breathtaking! Lots of little shops and plenty to do, including hiking, mini golf, lobster boils, and BBQ.

Thank f0xfire
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

For the East Coast, this is a nice National Park. Took the loop road but was bored by the second half. The coast at the beginning of the trip is lovely but becomes redundant. However, having been out west to some National Parks, I don't think this compares to Arches or Bryce or Grand Canyon or Crater Lake etc. It was worth the trip but I don't think I'd do it again... as opposed to going back out west.

4  Thank Holly T
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