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Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Just beautiful!

For a true picture of the Maine coast, Mount Desert Island is a great place to see. So many things... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
Excellent Fund, All Around the Island

We traveled all over the island in October, spending several days and evenings enjoying the various... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Madison, Alabama
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Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its beaches, sweeping cliffs and mountains offers visitors numerous recreational activities, from hiking, biking and following nature trails to swimming, sailing and kayaking.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5005
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For a true picture of the Maine coast, Mount Desert Island is a great place to see. So many things to do, but honestly just driving around is great because the landscape is overwhelmingly beautiful!!

Thank Beach1613
Reviewed 6 days ago

We traveled all over the island in October, spending several days and evenings enjoying the various coastal towns, the interior and the scenic cliffs, rocks, and shore. Plan a vacation around this place, you won't regret it.

Thank UncleChuck
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm not quite sure why Mount Desert Island is something to do while in Bar Harbor because Bar Harbor is a town on the island. While on the island we stayed in Bar Harbor and did explore Acadia National Park and had dinner in Southwest...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove The Loop road and stopped at various pull-offs and parking areas to drink in the amazing views. It was not at all crowded on the last Sunday in October and we even got to enjoy the last of the fall colors. Without hurrying...More

Thank Julie32159
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited mount desert island this weekend with my family and their teenage friends. There is a wonderful park loop toad that takes you around most of the Acadia National park with beautiful views.

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning vistas and views everywhere you look. Bar Harbor is beautiful and picturesque and Acadia National Park is indescribably beautiful as well, but take a drive around the island and really experience the beauty of coastal Maine. I can't wait to go back!

Thank nolaguySF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have so many pictures from places around this island...obviously the most being from Acadia National Park. Endless hiking adventures from easy to strenuous with fantastic views that are worth every mile!

Thank volzcynthia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This whole area is beautiful. We stayed in bar harbour and spent a lot of time in Acadia. We also drove all around the island to check out the other little towns and lakes and views etc. There is easily 2 weeks holiday here if...More

Thank rodgtraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a week on the island in mid October, a lot of the shops were starting to close for the winter, but it was the perfect time for us to visit because it wasn't crowded with tourists. Lovely, peaceful, and charming! The people were friendly...More

Thank babs_west
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wealthy are moving in and making it harder for locals to enjoy their backyards. The commerce is actually talking about creating a toll at the head of the Island which will cause locals to have to move off the island.

Thank Ladyjeyes
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Kenny S
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
be sure to hike the Wonderland Trail near. Bass Harbor for up close and personal views of tidal pools with many wonderful sea creatures up close and personal.
Liane M
16 September 2017|
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Response from NickyD0500 | Reviewed this property |
Pets must be restrained on a leash no longer than 6 feet (2 m). Pets should not be left unattended. Summer sunshine poses a threat to pets in vehicles. Pet owners are responsible for removing pet waste from campground... More