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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  • October 4, 2017
    Every spot on the island is picturesque. Better to travel in October so that you avoid the summer rush  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    I love Mount Desert Island so much I bought a house here! Really, it's a superb vacation spot, and if the winters were not so rough, I might even think about relocating from Florida. But the winters a...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The best of both worlds! Ocean and mountains with great drives, restaurants, hiking trails and just relaxing.  more »

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