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    Local Culture
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    Art & Design Lovers
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    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 67%
    Family Travelers
  • 66%
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  • Southwest Harbor
    Bobbie A
    5 May 06, 2014

    Sweet, small harbor town with several little stores and restaurants. On Mount Desert Island; this town is authentic Maine. Great grocery store - Sawyers; pick up gourmet picnic items here and a great selection of wine. Great restaurant - Red Sky. Favorite place for a cocktail - the Boathouse at the Claremont Inn. Casual lunch and ice cream at the Quietside cafe.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • Southwest Harbor
    Richard P
    5 Apr 17, 2014

    Fantastic little town. A lot of the old charm of Bar Harbor, on a much smaller scale and without the tourist-trap feel. You can get everything you need there, and also have the whole range of fun: eating, fishing, sailing, kayaking, motor-boating (check out Hinckley Yachts). It's very accessible: various and walkable, with lots of free parking right downtown.

    Sawyer's is a great market for local produce and higher quality stuff. Southwest Food Mart is a generic big grocery store that has cheaper essentials. Beautiful, award-winning library has a good childrens' collection and lots of Maine-centric books. We stop by every time we're out. Some new, upscale restaurants, clothes and antiques shops, an expansive drugstore. And right on Main Street is McEachern & Hutchins, a very nice, very complete hardware store. It's a very pretty, welcoming spot where real people live, work, and enjoy themselves.

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    Jen W
    5 Mar 07, 2014

    The "local" town on Mount Desert Island with some top notch restaurants. Coast Guard station and a wonderful lobster pound. Views that catch your breath.

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    Tim Scheibe
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    5 Oct 06, 2012

    This town on Mount Desert Island (home to Acadia National Park) is quieter than the main town of Bar Harbor, but there are still many great inns and restaurants to enjoy. The town is a working lobster fishing center as well.

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    Reservations Premier V
    5 Nov 11, 2013

    Great Place for Shopping, great wines, Sawyers Market, clothing and more

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFoodiesLocal CultureLuxury Travelers
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    Robyn S
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    5 Jul 25, 2014

    Great view of harbor and Greening and Sutton islands. One minute drive from our home.

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    Maria L
    5 Feb 03, 2014
    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversLocal CultureTrendsters
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