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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  • We have been here a week on our honeymoon and are in love with the island. So much nature all around as well as the quaint town of Bar Harbor. We will be returning!  more »
  • A must see. Unbelievable views and pictures. The hardy can hike one of the trails to the top or you can drive to the peak. That was our choice with a six year old.  more »
  • Spent time driving and hiking around Mount Desert Island. The scenery and views are stunning. There many quaint towns and villages that offer a taste of small town beauty.  more »