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“Excellent condensed trip of National Park”

Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus
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New Providence, New Jersey, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent condensed trip of National Park”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great way of getting inside information of area and noteworthy details. Tour guide was highly professional and knowledgeable
Walking parts of tour were not conducive to handicapped. I enjoyed the tour although limited in walking.

Visited August 2012
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Wadsworth, Illinois
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Rude on line”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Asked a question by email regarding when they shut down for the season because their website was confusing and received a a very curt, rude reply!

Visited October 2012
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
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“A Wonderful Free Service”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

I used the the Island Explorer Bus to haul my bicycle to and from Downtown Bar Harbor. A special Bicycle Bus picks up at the Village Green every half hour in September. The bus pulls a special trailer that safely holds 20 bikes. The driver loads your bike for you and you just jump in the bus. Then the bus drives to the Eagle Lake parking lot and you get off with your bike. The bus picked up at Eagle Lake every half hour. It was so easy to use. The driver was very friendly and it was terrrific to not have to drive a car into the park. A wonderful service - and it is all free!

Visited September 2012
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Durban, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Way to go”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

The shuttle service is a welcome relief from the crowds of Bar Harbor - jump on at the Village Green and go exploring ! Efficiently managed and driver's are friendly and informative. Got off at certain stops, hiked the trail and got back on at later stops. Awesome scenery and the shuttle allows for flexibility. shuttle can get very crowded at peak times so go as early as possible.

Visited October 2012
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Three Bridges, New Jersey
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

These buses are a free service funded by LL Bean and Friends of Acadia. They run on propane, not diesel, so they produce no stinky emissions. If you stay at any of the hotels right outside of downtown on Eden St., you can use the #2 bus to get to and from Bar Harbor. From there you can go all around Acadia National Park. Keep your car at your hotel-- you save yourself the hassle of parking, you'll save money on gas, and you'll help keep Mt. Desert Island beautiful by reducing pollution!

Visited October 2012
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