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“Do you really need a reason to go here?” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island
Ranked #1 of 69 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.
Sutton, New Hampshire
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Do you really need a reason to go here?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've been here five times or so. It is wonderful. Take the time to drive the whole island, including over to Bass Island Light and Southwest Harbor. What a great place.

Visited July 2014
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Cazenovia, New York
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“I can't wait to go back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

Acadia is wonderful...miles and miles of beautiful trails and places to explore. Bar Harbor is a lovely (if somewhat touristy) town, and everyone was friendly. Take the time to pull over on the scenic stops on the roads through Acadia, and be sure to enjoy the views from Cadillac Mountain

Visited July 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

Exploring Mount Desert Island is always a beautiful experience. Driving the roads is fun and should be done carefully as the sights can easily distract you from the road.
Many great views to take in.

Visited July 2014
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Winchester, Kentucky
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“Very pretty in a natural state.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Acadia national park - price at 20$/car and good for 7 days - can't beat that. The park is open 24hrs. Of interest that you must visit -
1. Sand beach, VERY large , yes, sand beach lol. Beware that parking is horrendous in this area and you will walk a distance.
2. Cadillac mountain. Breathtaking views around the entire island and beyond. This was by far our favorite spot. If you are an early bird I suggest going to see the sunrise atop this mountain.
3. Thunder hole. Go see at low tide then at high tide. You are able to
Climb all around here at low tide and the difference at high tide will surprise you!
4. The pond house. This is a restaurant as well as a walking trail. Again, very congested.
There is also a carriage tour which I am reviewing later as well as carriage road trails for bicycles.
Be prepared to spend an entire day here. We were told this and didn't believe it, but it is true. Also, the visitors center is equally packed, plan on being patient.

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Charleston, Illinois
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“Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Acadia Park is a must see when in or around Bar Harbor, Maine. Easy to hard trails both mountain and ocean views.
Driving around the park is a delight with many stopping places to view the mountains and water.
Beautiful but crowded beach, a nice place for a dip after a hike.

Visited July 2014
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