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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Acadia National Park is on Mt. Desert Island. Don't miss any of it. Do pick up a history book about the island. Plan to spend several days because you will never see everything in one weekend. We have...  more »
  • Did the precipice bike. This was unreal, not for the faint hearted as you scramble up verticals cliffs with just metal hand rails but well worth the climb for the view at the time. I wanted to do beeh...  more »

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