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Top 10 New England by Patricia Harris

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Mount Desert Island, Maine

Mount Desert Island condenses the fabled Maine coast and woods into a single magical spot. Salt-splashed fishing villages dot the southwest lobe, while Bar Harbor, on the east, bustles with restaurants and lodging options. Painters of the 19th-century Hudson River School were among the first to celebrate Mount Desert’s wild natural beauty, and their art encouraged wealthy industrialists to build summer estates thoughtfully incorporated into natural settings. Half the island falls within Acadia National Park.prac_infoAcad ia National Park Visitor Center • off Rte. 3, Hulls Cove • 207 288 3338877 444 6777 (camping reservations) ...

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