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“So Beautiful and a great national treasure”

Mount Desert Island
Ranked #1 of 74 things to do in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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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 August 5, 2014

It was a beautiful day and worth the drive thru and around this gem. So much beauty to take in. The two sides of this island are so different the hustle bustle of the small towns to the quietness of nature. The beauty is beyond words!

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Acadia National Park is extraordinary,,, when its nor raining.
The view from Cadillac Mountain is extraordinary. Hiking or biking along the carriage roads is great.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

This Island has it all. We come here every year to camp. The island is beautiful in all sorts of weather, fog, rain and of course the a breezy 70 F day. We love the Giant slide and Cannon Brook Trail hikes. After driving park loop road get active. Go for a bike ride, or take a Ranger lead program. This Island has something for everyone. Enjoy.

Thank ShariM101
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Explored the quiet side of the island as well as the busy Bar Harbor side. Acadia National Park crosses across the entire island. Saw a play at the Acadia Repertory Theatre that was so much fun--The 39 Steps. Very funny and great actors. We would have loved to have seen it again as it was so funny and well done.

Thank Pistachio01
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a great place to explore, a bit touristy and expensive but thankfully the camping rates were reasonable. Very beautiful place for kayaking!

Thank NMS845
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