Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor

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The home of Arcadia National Park and one of the largest islands off the coast of Maine, Mount Desert Island attracts over two million visitors every year. The island is known for being a place of relaxation for the rich and famous away from the bustle of New York City. It wasn't until the early 20th century that the land on the island was given to the federal government, which took steps to protect it as a park in 1919. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mount Desert Island and many more Bar Harbor attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bar Harbor journey builder .
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  • Beauty abounds wherever you turn on the island. Bat Harbor is very much your typical small town tourist destination. Within few minutes drive you are lost in the wilds of Maine. Ocean, ponds, forest, ...  more »
  • Found this spot by getting lost after a breakfast run. Really quaint little area. Seal cove was fun, town was nice and area around it beautiful.  more »
  • We had visited briefly 30 years ago and finally had the occasion to return........and we are ready to go back. The island is the epitome of everything Maine. Seaside towns, outdoor activities, a Natio...  more »
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  • Granite mountains, evergreen forrest's lots of water and fun surrounding islands. If u like outdoors this is Nirvana.....
  • Great island with a quaint atmosphere. The "locals" are very kind.10/10 would recommend.
  • Great place to visit with beautiful views of Maine's rocky beaches!
  • A great experience in a beautiful area. We stayed in a camp (cottage for us lower New Englanders) and were able to move around the area and see many sites. The biggest highlight was Acadia park of course. Areas such as Schoodic peninsula, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond and Jordan pond house, the carriage roads, and Echo lake were phenomenal. They were a bit crowded here and there but that could be worked around using the free shuttle bus service around the Island and timing things. Google maps will show the busy times of most places if you look it up. The area restaurants were great and of course Bar Harbors various sites, shops, and restaurants were an adventure all by itself. Will definitely return.
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