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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Bar Harbor holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mount Desert Island and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Decided to drive to Maine the night before we left for vacation! What an absolutely amazing trip! Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park was our destination and we were not disappointed!! We will definitely ...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to visit. Acadia National Park, hiking, biking, Sand Beach...swimming, boat cruises, and extremely PET FRIENDLY! Bring your kids, it's like a petting zoo in town. People only...  more »
  • We came here the first week of April. The scenery did not disappoint. As we came before "season" most shops, restaurants and hotels were still shut for the winter. However, the scenery, and National P...  more »