The 12 Top Scenic Islands in the World

By David Jeffreys - 2014-02-24T18:07:10Z

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10. Mount Desert Island, Maine

More than two million travelers visit this state’s largest island each year, but its Acadia National Park and four picture-postcard-perfect towns remain resolutely calm and quiet (quite unlike its previous, warring inhabitants—Native Indians, the French, British, and American Revolutionaries). The colorful West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor opened in 2012 with a rooftop pool and views of boats afloat on Frenchman’s Bay.

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