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“park your car and ride the bus”

Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus
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Corea, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“park your car and ride the bus”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

We wanted to do a hike on MDI in Acadia. Our plan was to start at one trail head and hike to another without coming back to the start. The Island Explorer Bus made that possible without us having to shuttle cars.

We used it one other time from Schoodic we took the bus from Schoodic Point to Winter Harbor and connected with the ferry boat and went to Bar Harbor. From there we connected with other bus routes and went to Sand beach. How very nice if you are not in a hurry, and well you are on vacation so take a slower pace.

Visited August 2011
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Ellsworth, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Free transportation all around the island”
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Park your car in Bar Harbor near
"the green.' At the top of the green there is a spot near the police staion where you can wait for the bus. it will take you anywher you want to go on Mount Desert island.. It will even tke you into Ellsworth.You can bring your bike and dog on board.

Visited August 2011
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Xenia, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“It is Free”
Reviewed 30 November 2011

The bus will take you around Acadia National Park. It makes stops at all the major attactions and a bus returns every 30 minutes. It is the best way to see the park.

Visited October 2011
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Level 6 Contributor
61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Best Free Bus Service Around”
Reviewed 19 November 2011

This little shuttle bus is the best idea ever. It is free and will take you anywhere you need to go on Mt. Desert and beyond. They run on schedule and are easy to get to--making it easy to get around without a car. Less noise and less pollution --its a winning combo for the park and for you!

Visited September 2011
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Amory, Mississippi
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“has to be the very best way to visit the park”
Reviewed 26 October 2011

you pay an entry fee for the park and can wander all day...hop on hop off bus system is great. i got really good photos even from the bus. hope you enjoy

Visited September 2011
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