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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  • Soooooooo good. This place is a must on you BH trip. It won't disappoint. All flavors were totally amazing  more »
  • We had a day with rain in the morning and cleared in the afternoon. Perform a walk almost in solitary by the tomorrow from Otter Point to Sand Beach thanks to the rain, was of it best. Already clear we went to Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain, we had some problems to find parking for the car, but fix them well. Stroll around the Lake was great and the views from the mountain were stunning but we agree with enough people. I'm afraid with good weather should forget the car and move with the shuttle bus from the Park (we use it to return to the car from Sand Beach to the car parked at Otter Point as us recommended the shop person that we attended in Village Green in Bar Harbor - thank you very much from here)
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  • Stunning views by the roadside, Mount Desert Island embodies the rugged seacoast and beauty of Maine. We enjoyed driving the winding roads and pulling over at different overlooks to see stunning views...  more »

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