MDI named among top islands in US

BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island has been named among the top 10 islands in the United States, according to travel review website TripAdvisor.

MDI ranked in fifth place, just behind Maui, Key West, Oahu, and the big island of Hawaii. It is the only non-tropical island in the top five.

Behind MDI were Hilton Head in South Carolina, Amelia and Marco islands in Florida, Chincoteague Island in Virgina and Mackinac Island in Michigan.

TripAdvisor used a special program that compared reviews of hotels, restaurants and attractions recorded over a 12-month period.

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