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“Hiking. Beautiful coastline. Abundant scenic views.”

Mount Desert Island
Ranked #1 of 70 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.
Fleming Island, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Hiking. Beautiful coastline. Abundant scenic views.”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Acadia May not have the grandeur of Yosemite, but that does not diminish its beauty. What's great is you can drive and see the "highlights" in a day - or you could easily spend a week just hiking and exploring the trails and carriage roads. For us, 3.5 days provided a good overview of the park...don't miss: Cadillac Mountain sunset and sunrise (get there early!), Hunters Beach, Thunder Hole, hiking the Bubbles, Bubble Pond, tidal pool exploring on the "quiet side"' and popovers at Jordan Pond House, just to name a few.

Visited July 2014
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Ellenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Nothing to dislike the views & the tours we took the blueberry pie was out of this world A big hill to walk up a very nice park to rest and eat ice cream and look at the water

Visited July 2014
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Hike to Bar Island at low tide”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

After hiking to Bar Island at low tide stay and watch the tide come in. It is very relaxing and great fun to wade in the water as the tide comes in. Just remember to watch you time or you many need to hire a boat.

Visited July 2014
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“It's not just about Bar Harbor”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Princeton, New Jersey
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“amazing drive”
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.

Visited July 2014
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