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“Mount Desert Island”

Mount Desert Island
Ranked #1 of 69 things to do in Bar Harbor
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Owner description: 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.
Surry, Maine
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67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Mount Desert Island”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

I have been living close to here for 10 years and still enjoy every trip to the island. 30 min. from my house. Eating ice cream in the summer in Bar Harbor. the whole island is the best place to be.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Favorite place to visit”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Be sure to take time to explore Mt Desert Island, including a drive around the auto road and a bike ride on the trails. I also highly recommend a hike up Cadillac Mountain to see some amazing views. And if you're adventurous, get to the top of Cadillac Mountain to see the morning sunrise, as it's the first point in the United States to see the sun.

Visited April 2011
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Beautiful scenery and so much to do. Love going biking on the Carriage Roads!

Visited October 2011
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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Place to Visit”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

The winding roads and fall scenery made this place an incredible gem!

Visited September 2011
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Bangor, Maine
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“MDI is medicine for the soul”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

There's too much great about MDI, but I'll say this. I've been going there, driving my buggy for over 30 years and I always see something new. In the summer the excitement of the all the tourists and not running them over as you go 2 MPH through town, all the thriving shops that would bomb anywhere else, people from away trying to find the one public bathroom available to all 200 thousand of them on any given day. It's a trip. And a traveler will find yacht clubs, awesome food, way under priced irreplaceable artistry.

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