Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor
(4.9/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is one of my favorite places on the planet. I absolutely love Acadia National Park & the surrounding area! Make sure you visit thunder hole! 
  • The island is beautiful and easy to get around. Everything is well labeled and the streets are well kept. 
  • Spent 3 days here and were lucky enough to get great weather. Beautiful walks by the coast and also up small mountains to get incredible views.