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