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Cast Your Anchor off Bar Harbor, Maine


Photo: Christopher Sturman

Down east Maine is dotted with private islands—Oar, Clapboard, Chanterelle—where couples can play Yankee castaways. One of our favorites is the four-acre Spectacle Island, a short boat ride from Bar Harbor. The best time to go is June to September.

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Destinations: Bar Harbor · Downeast + Acadia

Inspired by: Dream Trips | 2008 — by Clark Mitchell, Published Jan. 2008

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    Harborside Hotel

    A far cry from the quaint B&Bs for which New England is famous, this full-service seasonal resort in the coastal Maine town of Bar Harbor has 187 g

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    Spectacle Island Estate

    Book this three-bedroom cottage on this spruce-covered spot in Frenchman Bay, well ahead of time. The master suite has spectacular sea views, a fou

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    Acadia National Park

    If any place typifies Maine’s great rugged outdoors, it’s Acadia, the state’s only national park (and the first crowned east of the Mississippi Riv

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