This small-town gem (population 35,000) serves as a financial, retail, and cultural hub for Down East Maine. Full of historical charm and famous among bookworms as the home of writer Stephen King, Bangor nestles between the rugged coast and the North Woods, making it a spectacular choice for those who wish to take advantage of Maine's active outdoor attractions.
Located at the base of Cadillac Mountain on beautiful Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor is surrounded by Acadia National Park. The area retains its unique mix of wildness, sophisticated culture, and hardy Yankee practicality, and visitors can either relax in the town, spend time on the harbor, or head into Acadia for some vigorous activity.
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