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“It's not just about 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 27, 2014

Mt. Desert Island is an amazing vacation destination for families, couples, and anyone for that matter. The natural beauty of the place and the strong sense of history coupled with a long standing tradition of relaxing and "getting back to nature" all blend in to a very pleasant vacation setting. The ability to see both land and see wildlife, tour ponds and tour the coast and savor the best sea food that Maine as to offer all lend themselves to a great experience.

2  Thank VanceOTR
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the views and seeing all the harbors. kids were not as excited about the journey so we stopped at various trails.

Thank MMdeluca
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

Talk about pristine. This place is all of that and then some. The options from hiking and biking, to canoeing, kayaking, walking, dining, you name it are here. It is one of the most relaxing places I have been. Would recommend MDI to anyone. Located a Hannaford grocery store in town which helped out tremendously when it came down to eating in a few nights in lieu of dining out. It can get a bit expensive.

1  Thank jim m
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had been to Acadia Park 17 years ago. You know how when you go back to somewhere your remember fondly sometimes it just doesn't quite measure up. That didn't happen. It was even more stunning than I remembered. A hikers paradise. Trails for all levels. Great biking on the Carriage Trails

Thank Stan J
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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.

Thank amyandpeteb
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