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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
National Park
“Whether you are looking for a day of hiking, biking, mountains, or beaches, Acadia has it all. Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Bubble Rock, and The Carriage Trails are excellent day or weekend adventures. ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Finn's Irish Pub in historic downtown Ellsworth serves traditional Irish fare updated with gastro-pub flair. The hidden gem inside this Main Street standby is a 1932 Jerry O'Mahoney Dining Car, complete with original marble bar top and mahogany wood work. With 21 tap handles featuring a fine selection of domestic and imported craft beers, Irish music playing over the sound system, and the aroma of Steak & Mushroom Pie and Wexford Fish Cakes wafting from the kitchen, Finn's provides rich rewards for all the senses”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“View this Fort from the Bucksport waterfront about 20 minutes south of the Cottage. Drive across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and go visit the Fort for a great tour of history. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Barncastle is the go-to restaurant and bar in the area. It's located in an old renovated castle-looking house, and has a bar in front, restaurant with great pizza etc. in back (with reasonable prices), and an inn on the second floor. They sometimes have live music in the restaurant.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
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“Only movie theatre on Mt. Desert Island. Features current movies and typically has one movie for children.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Mountain
“Prime spot for incredible views of Frenchman’s Bay- fabulous drive up the mountain- hiking trails all around. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Arborvine serves creative, locally sourced American cuisine and a long wine list in a charming 1823 farmhouse. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Casual, good food. Burgers, specialty sandwiches, cocktails, Lobster Mac and cheese. Back room is great for kids. Downtown Bar Harbor. You can get on the wait list at their website.”
  • 31 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“open 365 until 9pm. Great atmosphere, mozzarella sticks and peanut butter pit are outrageous!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Lobster on the deck! Great for kids, view of Bass Harbor. Separate Bar deck! Closed on Sundays.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Cinema
“Opera House Arts offers live theatre, concerts, & movies in beautiful Stonington, Maine.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn about our forbearers...the People of the Dawnland. A beautifully authentic museum filled with authentic Wabanaki bskertry, jewelry, books, music and history.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Jordan Pond House is a popular restaurant inside Acadia National Park, serving popovers and American fare. One can sit outdoors, with a view of Jordan Pond and "the Bubbles": mountains in the background that are popular for hiking.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Old barn in the middle of nowhere. Makes the best pizza, but only two types a day and you have to order before noon. Call them. There fields are amazing and they have good local beer on tap.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“Holbrook Island Sanctuary is a publicly owned nature preserve with recreational features occupying 1,345 acres on Penobscot Bay in the town of Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine. The site includes upland forest and meadows, wetland marshes and ponds, and rocky mainland shores in addition to off-shore Holbrook Island.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bus Line
“Get a free ride and take your bike with you! Offered during the summer season. They are sponsored by Maine company LLBean.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“Finn's Irish Pub in historic downtown Ellsworth serves traditional Irish fare updated with gastro-pub flair. The hidden gem inside this Main Street standby is a 1932 Jerry O'Mahoney Dining Car, complete with original marble bar top and mahogany wood work. With 21 tap handles featuring a fine selection of domestic and imported craft beers, Irish music playing over the sound system, and the aroma of Steak & Mushroom Pie and Wexford Fish Cakes wafting from the kitchen, Finn's provides rich rewards for all the senses”
  • 38 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Barncastle is the go-to restaurant and bar in the area. It's located in an old renovated castle-looking house, and has a bar in front, restaurant with great pizza etc. in back (with reasonable prices), and an inn on the second floor. They sometimes have live music in the restaurant.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Only movie theatre on Mt. Desert Island. Features current movies and typically has one movie for children.”
  • 44 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Arborvine serves creative, locally sourced American cuisine and a long wine list in a charming 1823 farmhouse. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Casual, good food. Burgers, specialty sandwiches, cocktails, Lobster Mac and cheese. Back room is great for kids. Downtown Bar Harbor. You can get on the wait list at their website.”
  • 31 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“open 365 until 9pm. Great atmosphere, mozzarella sticks and peanut butter pit are outrageous!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Lobster on the deck! Great for kids, view of Bass Harbor. Separate Bar deck! Closed on Sundays.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bakery
“Old barn in the middle of nowhere. Makes the best pizza, but only two types a day and you have to order before noon. Call them. There fields are amazing and they have good local beer on tap.”
  • 23 locals recommend

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