Mount Desert is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,053 at the 2010 census. Incorporated in 1789, the town currently encompasses the villages of Otter Creek, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Somesville, Hall Quarry, and Pretty Marsh.
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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.
This is a magical place in nature that we have been visiting for 45 years from upstate New York, bring first kids, then grandkids and now as a couple still loving this wonderful island. The park is magnificent, tons of wonderful groomed, well marked trails that vary from easy to difficult, ponds and lakes and ocean beaches,guided ranger walks,miles and miles of bike trails that were biilt as carriage trails and impossibly gorgeous views of 80+ smaller islands that dot around the main island. There are great villages and harbors to visit, that offer good shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, boat trips, fishing trips, whale watches. We can NEVER get enough of this magical island!
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The East Coast's highest mountain at 1,530 feet and Acadia's best known sight.
You drive to the top then hike the mountain and get beautiful views of a rugged coast carved by the glaciers. It is the highest point on the east coast, so definitely worth the trip.
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The Asticou Azalea Garden shows some resemblance to a Japanese stroll garden but one that was designed for a coastal Maine setting. The garden is meant to inspire serenity and reflection and creates an illusion of space – of lakes and mountains and distant horizons. The Garden is open seven days per week during daylight hours from May through October
The month of June is supposed to be the peak of the Azaleas season, so we couldn't find anything in the garden. This garden is close to Thuya Gardens, just a few minutes of walk. The garden is beautiful, worth a stop even in the off seasons of Azaleas. Since we were on Rt3 , we kept exploring that part of MDI. It is essential to go off the Park Loop to discover the hidden beauty of Acadia.
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What a nightmare as you could not see across the harbor & during the whole tour it actually got worse. They should have never taken us. What a waste of money & time.....
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Thank you Rockefellers and others that made and make this incredible garden possible. Pink granite steps lead up to lookouts and phenomenal gardens with incredible landscaping, crafted wood structures, fences and beautiful healthy species including succulents, mosses and flowers.
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We started at 8.30 am and reached the top by 9.15 am. Climbed down via the bowl trail.
Views are gorgeous throughout the hike. It was pretty windy at the top so carry a jacket in your backpack.
Hike- well marked trail, not too strenuous. I am 5’2 and were able to climb easily without any difficulty.
Photography - some of the best photos of Acadia National Park trip were clicked here . There’s a spot just before the top of the summit which is a great photo op.
Facilities - there’s plenty of parking and restrooms are clean.
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This trail goes through wooded areas and to rocky beaches near the ocean. Falcon's are nesting so the longer trail is closed but the short loop is worth it.
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Acadia offers to tourists from foreign countries and those from here in the USA interior a chance to see Ireland here in Maine. Beautiful vistas from shore. Rocky crags, pounding surf, lobster boats with real working crews. A chnce to witness whales, camping swimming,Light houses. Acadia has ity all.
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A major national park in Maine where the attractions and sights are well known along the 20-mile Park Loop Road.
This trip is well worth it and there is something for everyone. You can get out and hike, stroll, walk or just stand there and take in the views. You have the option of being active or driving and both offer something. Very underrated part of this country. I recommend to all nature lovers or those who just want to be wowed!
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A bit outside of the more heavily used hikes in Acadia - this short hike (about 45 minutes) takes you to some beautiful views and a nice flat rock summit perfect for a picnic break. There are other options for other trails that could make the hike longer as well.
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