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The Asticou Azalea Garden is an inspiring garden at the Preserve, combining the best natural features of Mount Desert Island with design elements inspired by classic Japanese gardens. (This excerpt taken from the Asticou Azalea Garden website)
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Bass Harbor, ME
(range: 3 miles)
Island Cruises offers a leisurely, interactive introduction to the outer islands, wildlife, and history of the Bar Harbor and Acadia area. Spectacular wildlife abounds—from sunbathing seals to majestic osprey and eagles, all observable in their natural habitats. It’s no wonder that the Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy, and Maine Coast Heritage Trust have all made such strong commitments to Blue Hill Bay. (This excerpt taken from the Island Cruises website)
The cliffside Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Acadia National Park, located in the village of Bass Harbor within Tremont, Maine in the United States, marks the entrance to Bass Harbor on the southwestern side of Mount Desert Island. The lighthouse was built of brick in 1858 on a stone foundation, stands 56 feet above mean high water and is accessible by car off Route 102A.  (This excerpt taken from the Bass Harbor Head Light website)
Eagle Lake is situated primarily within 23,000 acres of Maine Public Reserved Land near the Town of Eagle Lake, in Maine’s Aroostook County. One of the most remote bodies of water in the Fish River chain, Eagle Lake covers 5,581 acres with a maximum water depth of 136 feet. The lake is noted primarily for its outstanding brook trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon angling and is one of few Maine lakes that offers hook and line rainbow smelt angling, year-round, in freshwater. (This excerpt taken from the Eagle Lake Recreation Area website)
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Bar Harbor, ME
(range: 7 miles)
The spectacular waves and crashing sounds of the ocean at Thunder Hole draw many visitors to this dramatic location. You need luck and timing to best experience the thunderous sounds which occur when the waves crash against the rock and water is forced through a crevice and into a small cave. The sound of thunder is created as rushing water crashes against air trapped inside the cave. The noise is most pronounced 1-2 hours before high tide, or just after a storm. The waves here can be very dangerous, especially when storms are near. Please follow all posted signs and be sure to stay within the designated viewing area. (This excerpt taken from the Thunder Hole website)
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Bar Harbor, ME
(range: 7 miles)
Most cliffs are composed of solid coarse-grained pink granite. The longest routes are three pitches. Otter Cliff and Great Head provide a spectacular setting for sea cliff climbing not commonly available elsewhere. (This excerpt taken from the Otter Cliff website)
Atlantic Brewing is a family-owned brewery located in Bar Harbor and surrounded by Acadia National Park. The brewery was founded in downtown Bar Harbor inside the Lompoc Cafe. As demand grew, and the company outgrew its space, it moved down the road to an estate brewery built on the site of a 19th century Bar Harbor farmstead. (This excerpt taken from the The Atlantic Brewing Company website)
ince 1888, golfers from all over the world have risen to the challenges of the Kebo Valley Golf Club. Kebo is a very well conditioned Links style course. Rich in tradition, endless in surprises, incapable of being mastered, once played, never loses its attraction. Kebo is a source of pride for Bar Harbor, Maine. Located on Mount Desert Island, bordering Acadia National Park, Kebo is an enticing attraction to tourists from around the world, as well as locals and our members.  (This excerpt taken from the Kebo Valley Golf Club website)
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Bar Harbor, ME
(range: 9 miles)
At the Abbe's downtown museum, visitors find dynamic and stimulating exhibitions and activities interspersed with spaces for quiet reflection. The history and cultures of the Native people in Maine, the Wabanaki, are showcased through changing exhibitions, special events, teacher workshops, archaeology field schools, and workshops for children and adults. (This excerpt taken from the Abbe Museum website)
Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats, and a rich cultural heritage. At 3.5 million visits a year, it's one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United States. Visitors enjoy 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads. (This excerpt taken from the Acadia National Park website)
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