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Great place for sunrise

This walkway is very well kept and is a lovely stroll along the shore of Bar Harbor. The views are... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee
Picturesque Walk Along the Bay

Our innkeeper recommended this trail as a means to get from the harbor where we had drinks... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2018
Huntington Beach, California
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Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This walkway is very well kept and is a lovely stroll along the shore of Bar Harbor. The views are spectacular at sunrise and the working fishing boats and cruise ships are always a treat to view. The early mornings can feel like your private...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

Our innkeeper recommended this trail as a means to get from the harbor where we had drinks overlooking Frenchman Bay to our eventual dinner spot. What a pleasant way to transition from one part of town to the other. It can get crowded with all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed November 26, 2018

The Ocean Trail starts at Sand Beach in Arcadia National Park and follows the coastline for two miles to Otter Point. You will see some of the most breathtaking water and cliff views along the way. Be sure to stop at Thunder Hole which is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

It's the kind of coastline that looks good in any weather - beautiful in the sunshine with the autumn leaves - atmospheric and impressive when shrouded in greyness and mist. Loved it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Beautiful walk to enjoy the coastline and listen to the ocean. Nice areas to just stop, chill and enjoy the beautiful view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jdf715
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Nice trail, but get here early because it gets crowded during the summer. Easy hike with a 7 year old who loves to explore

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank karrieal
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This ocean side trek in Acadia is beyond beautiful and captivating. we explored a couple of times, both during a sunny period and a mist enshrouded period as well. Both adventures were wonderful, inspiring, peaceful and captivating. It was a highlight of our visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jchapo
Reviewed November 6, 2018

very nice walk to see all the lobster pots in the bay to the left and some really nice homes to the right.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rmvafal
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Nice and easy hike along the shore of Mt. Desert Island. Spectacular views with many photo opportunities. Make sure to stop at Thunder Hole.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shana A
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This convenient waterside walk is terrific.It is geared to a level to suit able bodied but not too athletic people.i have stenosis so I am physically restricted but was able to enjoy the whole lovely trail.This was not the case in many other locations in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John G
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August 18, 2017|
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Response from kooky456 |
Ocean Trail is in Acadia National Park and the Shore Path is in Bar Harbor. The Shore Path is a very easy walk with views of Frenchman’s Bay and the Porcupine Islands right in town. The Ocean Trail goes from Sand Beach to... More
Brandalee W
August 6, 2017|
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Response from karencA6053NC | Reviewed this property |
Dogs on leash are allowed. The path is narrow but flat so depending on the size of the scooter, it may be able to fit. The issue is the curb to get onto the path and the access from Sand Beach has steps. I believe there is a... More