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Mt Desert Island, Maine, USA
Mt. Desert Island on Maine's coast is the home of Acadia National Park. The primary town on the island is Bar Harbor, and while lovely, is a tourist magnet. Get off the beaten track around this lovely island for great hiking, up Cadillac mountain...
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Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Early morning at Acadia National Park
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Sand Beach, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Sand Beach is the only sandy beach on Mount Desert Island, which makes it really busy during the day. The best time to escape the crowds is during a moonlight night. When the beach will be mostly empty (other than the occasional ranger program)....
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9 Thurston Rd, Bernard, ME 04612, USA
Bar Harbor is home to quite a variety of places to consume lobster. However, none of them are quite as authentic and delicious as Thurston's Lobster Pound on the "quiet side" of the island. It's a bit of a drive from Bar Harbor, but the food is...
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Schooner Head, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Every travel guide you read suggests you take in a sunrise on top of Cadillac during a trip to Acadia, and while it is beautiful, there are other, less crowded places to get a wonderful morning view. Drive down Schooner Head Road and hike down the...
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Otter Cove, Maine, USA
Hike down Otter Cove, some of the best rock climbing in the Eastern United States (and some trails that can be hiked up and down carefully without gear) to get great views of the Gulf of Maine. Nearby Monument Cove also offers some incredible...
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Sargeant Point Rd, Mt Desert, ME 04660, USA
Finding a spot to get a great sunset on MDI can be challenging, but this little park at the end of Sargeant Point Road overlooking Sommes Sound is the perfect spot (which is why the locals never let it sneak into the travel guides). With one...
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25 Visitor Center Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
There are many ways to explore Acadia National Park, but the 43-kilometer (27-mile) Park Loop Road is a three- to four-hour drive that takes in many of the park’s top sites. It begins at Hulls Cove Visitor Center, where visitors can purchase a CD...
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Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
John D. Rockefeller Jr. built 72 kilometers (45 miles) of crushed-stone carriage roads between 1913 and 1940. Today, these carriage roads—which are almost 5 meters (16 feet) wide—are still in use, with visitors having the option of hiking, biking...
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150 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Located across from the Village Green, Bar Harbor Tea Company sells its own collection of all-natural fine teas, as well as rare teas from around the world. In addition to the teas themselves, the store stocks tea-related items—from artisanal...
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12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA
My wife and I had flown overnight from Arizona to Maine--the next morning, the first stop (after coffee) for our ocean-starved eyes was here. The Portland Head Light, just south of the city, is one of the oldest (commissioned by George...
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South Portland, ME, USA
After having just visited the Portland Head Lighthouse, I was on a mission to find a good lobster roll. I think I must have sifted through pages of reviews on yelp, but I finally settled on a small truck in the Fort Williams Park. What can I say,...
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Cape Elizabeth, ME, USA
During your next visit to Portland, try this lighthouse driving tour and see up to six lights in a little under two hours! 1. From State Street in Portland, take the Casco Bay Bridge & follow Route 77 South toward Cape Elizabeth. 2. Approximately...
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138 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Climbing to the top of the only wooden maritime signal tower that remains standing in the United States will reward you with breathtaking views of Portland and beyond. See Casco Bay and the outlying islands, and on a clear day all the way to Mount...