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Mount Desert Island

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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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+1 207-288-5005
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Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its...

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.

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Beautiful in the winter

Although there is not a lot to keep you busy there is still enough to make the stay enjoyable. Parts of the park are closed by car but you are welcome to cross country ski or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Tana M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although there is not a lot to keep you busy there is still enough to make the stay enjoyable. Parts of the park are closed by car but you are welcome to cross country ski or snow mobile in those areas along the loop road. For the ladies.,.,.... open bathrooms are hard to come by but we did manage to... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay in Mount Desert Island. Beautiful scenery, great hiking, awesome outdoor activities, laid back attitude and mouth watering lobster...... What more can you ask for in a romantic weekend. Make the time for a visit to magnificent Maine.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views in Bar Harbor are awesome.It is a place to really enjoy the peace and tranquility. So much to see and enjoy

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Thank Robert L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful area but not much open this time of year, If you are looking for the summer experience you won't find it in Feb. That being said. a few places remain open through the winter and staff and service in local restaurants is very pleasant . Best time for hiking. you pretty must have Acadia park to yourself. Hiked to... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you want fresh air, water views, mountain views, hiking, a deer in the bush, and so much more, then visit Mount Desert Island. The people are friendly and the food is great!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful place and in the winter a lot of places aren't open but the trade off is no crowds. Recommend Bar Harbor for accommodations and food. Somerville is a must see.

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Madison, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We've been coming to Acadia National Park now every summer since we first discovered it. My second favorite place in the Northeast. Our home is in Mt. Washington Valley, which is a treasure in itself. Ocean/mountains...love them both. It gets very crowded, of course, but it always seems to work out beautifully. Very dog friendly, which we love.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We ventured by car, south of the park, and enjoyed other harbor areas, passing stunning homes and great views. Although we did not stop, a number of restaurants along the route looked worth a visit.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We love it here during the off season, May or November. We stay on the Quiet Side of the island at Southwest Harbor. Our favorite drives are down to Bass Harbor, up to Northeast Harbor, over to Bar Harbor. The pink granite shows up all over the island--love it!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

What a beautiful place to walk around and take in the scenery. So many great places to explore and take photos.

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