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Beautiful spot!

Beautiful spot for hiking, walking, or just taking in the views. Nice for photographers and artists... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Hampshire
Quiet and Interesting

We love the tranquility and the people are so good to vacationers. Will always treasure each visit... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2018
Cindy B
Kent, Ohio
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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.
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kinda crowded and it’s one of those places that you have to spend 3 days disconnected from everything to enjoy. Bar harbor is great but kinda like every other newengland harbor town. I love that btw. Cute place.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful spot for hiking, walking, or just taking in the views. Nice for photographers and artists as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amsterdam_Larsons
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as paved as the main part of Acadia National Park. Much more "rough" terrain hiking, but the ocean views make everything worth it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

We love the tranquility and the people are so good to vacationers. Will always treasure each visit. There are places to pull off while driving to take a view of the ocean. There are so many choices of travel, like biking, walking, driving, canoing and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Go in the fall, less crowds, and the fall colors are worth the trip. We took the two hour boat tour, we saw seals and sea birds and porpoise, and eagles. We also seen a lot of nce summer cottages as well as cruise ships...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rwramsdill
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

My friends and I had a brilliant time on Mt. Desert Island vacationing. We hiked, took a boat tour, explored Bar and Southwest Harbors. The foilage in October was everything we hoped it would be.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SStevens23
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Mount Desert Island is home of Arcadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine. Here you will find lots of shops, restaurants, hotels, and views of Frenchman's Bay. There many services that will help you choose the best experiences for you to tour all the island...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank teacher152015
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We really enjoyed exploring Mount Desert Island... Acadia NP is obviously beautiful and was the highlight of our tour of New England... the colours of the leaves in the autumn - combined with a sunny day - it made for one of the most spectacular...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We had been looking forward to this trip for almost a year and it did not disappoint! We were there in October so we had cool temps and fall colors. It was rainy a bit but I felt it only added to the almost mystical...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I live on MDI in the summer and love it. So much hiking and biking! Our family has been coming up here for over 20 years. We used to camp in Blackwoods but now our enough to have a home on the quiet side.

Date of experience: July 2018
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susan f
30 June 2018|
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Response from sparrish5 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on amount you want to be outdoors/amount you want to spend. Personally: Drive the Park Loop Road ... take a day (stop for views/short walks/see Sand Beach). Drive up Cadillac Mountain. Day 2: rent bikes and enjoy... More
18 June 2018|
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Response from Karen R | Reviewed this property |
Drive the park loop road. Rent bikes if you aren't bringing your own and bike the carriage roads, or take a horse drawn carriage ride on them. Visit Northeast an Southwest Harbors. Eat lunch at eat a pita in SW Harbor... More
13 June 2018|
Response from NickyD0500 | Reviewed this property |
Post this in the Bar Harbor Travel Forum. There's a gal there who will give you a DETAILED itinerary.