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Ocean Trail

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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This trail gets you by the water. Is easy to handle and you get to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Blue Hill Falls, Maine
Beautiful, easy walk

I walked the Ocean Trail in Acadia National Park in the afternoon after hiking a more strenuous... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Becky H
Tampa, Florida
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“otter point” (50 reviews)
“sand beach” (115 reviews)
“thunder hole” (124 reviews)
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This trail gets you by the water. Is easy to handle and you get to enjoy Maine's Ocean and Bay views.

Thank chunko4
Reviewed 6 days ago

I walked the Ocean Trail in Acadia National Park in the afternoon after hiking a more strenuous trail in the morning. The views were stunning the entire hike, even while in the woods. You could drive virtually the same path but would miss the never...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This path is beautiful. It takes you past Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and on down to Otter Cliffs. We walked it in the pouring rain and again on a sunny day. It is a definite must!

1  Thank jasmo91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every day that we are in Bar Harbor, my wife & I walk on the Ocean Trail -- great views, well-maintained, a regular breeze -- wonderful!

Thank Bruno13016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery, makes great pictures and not crowded, just a few people along the way. Enjoy the serenity.

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not walk the entire Ocean Trail, but we walked part of it. The part that we were on was easy and had spectacular views.

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reading previous reviews there needs to be a clarification. There is a shore path which is within the town of Bar Harbour and many of these recent reviews refer to this shore path - short, wide and for ambling after dinner strolling with views of...More

4  Thank boaster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the views, the walks, the variety and the gorgeous scenery! There were 3 of us and plenty of options for easy, medium or challenging hikes!

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Stayed at the Inn and realized there was an ocean path. It proved quiet and a pleasant length. Enjoyed finding Balance rock, and the view of many small islands. Wide path and uncrowned. Also saw grassy spot to stop and enjoy the scenery. Water was...More

2  Thank deborahfalgowski
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We walked to the trail from the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel. It was an easy walk .. nice views .. especially as the sunset. We walked to the end and then headed back up by all the shops. Bar Harbor is beautiful!

4  Thank mersee
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dogs allowed?
7 April 2017|
Response from mart888 | Reviewed this property |
yes they are
How is the Ocean Trail different from the Shore Path?
27 August 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
They are both the same.
What is the address of the Ocean Trail
2 July 2016|
Response from Heather G | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the exact address. However, if you get a map of Acadia, it is very easy to find. It essentially starts near sand beach and goes past Thunder Hole (there are signs for those upon entering the park). I think... More