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Holiday Inn Sunspree Bar HarborHoliday Inn Sunspree Bar Harbor
123 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 US

A stunning vista overlooking our marina and the dazzling blue water of Frenchman's Bay awaits you when you visit the Bar Harbor Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort. With over 1,000 feet of ocean frontage, this multi-level resort offers luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, recreational facilities, two restaurants, an oceanfront lounge, and meeting facilities, including a ballroom, for 5 to 200 guests...more

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Holiday Inn Sunspree Bar Harbor
123 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 US

Quality Inn Bar Harbour
40 Kebo Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 US

Bar Harbor Manor
47 Holland Avenue
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 US

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ABOUT ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Located on the scenic coast of Maine, just south of Bangor, the Acadia National Park is a part of the National Park system of the United States and covers an area of more than 47,000 acres. Combining mountains, lakes, forest and coastlines, the National Park is filled with many varieties of flora and fauna.

The park was originally founded in 1919 and was first named the Lafayette National Park and in 1929 the name was changed to the Acadia National Park. Under the guidance of President Woodrow Wilson, the park became the first National Park to be created East of the Mississippi River. Charles Elliot, a well-known landscape architect of the time, was commissioned to lay out the park and create trails and facilities for guests to be able to enjoy the park in the most natural settings possible. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. is credited with financing the initial construction of carriage trails and other improvements in the park.

The park is a mixture of rugged Northeast forests with desert islands, majestic lakes and the scenic Southeast coastline of Maine. Filled with wildlife, it is not uncommon to see native animals such as Peregrine Falcons, Bald Eagles and more than 300 other bird species as well as deer, sea otters and many other varieties of native creatures. The park is also filled with local flora that includes native grasses, fields of wildflowers, ferns, freshwater plants, marine plants and more. The park is a fantastic display of the Maine eco-system and park officials are very diligent in protecting the environment from destructive activity.

The Acadia National Park lost over 10,000 acres of woodlands in 1947 when a wildfire swept through the park, originating from a series of fires that burned several hundred thousand acres of Maine forestland. The woodlands were allowed to grow back naturally and it has been suggested that the parks trees, along with the grasslands and flowers actually have been enhanced by the second growth since the fire.

The park is operated by the National Forest Service and stands as a prime example of the Northeast's natural beauty.