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Ocean Trail

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Great views.

A flat path curving around the waterfront.Easy to navigate. We had good views of the waterfront and... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Newark, Delaware
Walk along the shore

The title says it all. Great little hike, very romantic for couples. May get chilly late in the... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Dmitriy K
Tampa, Florida
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Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sand beach” (146 reviews)
“thunder hole” (141 reviews)
“easy walk” (62 reviews)
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

A flat path curving around the waterfront.Easy to navigate. We had good views of the waterfront and also saw some amazing homes adjacent to the path.

Thank A1951
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The title says it all. Great little hike, very romantic for couples. May get chilly late in the evening.

Thank Dmitriy K
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Great walk on a nice level trail. We enjoyed it very much. Went from Thunder Hole to Otter Cliffs. Great views of the rocky coastline.

Thank KristenM_Familyof4
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This trail is easy access. It runs on the ocean side of Park Loop Rd. Fairly level hiking. It's not a loop, so you'll need to arrange drop-off and pick-up. Or use the Island Explorer Shuttle Bus, it's free.

Thank J-from-Marysville
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is an approximately one-mile walk along the ocean in downtown Bar Harbor (not to be confused with the Shore walk in Acadia National Park). It is a flat, easy to navigate walk which starts down by the pier. We loved walking each evening after...More

3  Thank breel21
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Ocean path was my favorite thing we did while in Acadia. The path is pretty and runs along the ocean. There are lots of spots you can go off the path and climb around on rocks to get ocean views. We started at Sand beach...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The view on this trail is breathtaking and well worth your time. We started early in the morning and was able to enjoy everything without crowds (we started around @ 8:00 a.m.). On our way back it was getting more crowded on the walkways. We...More

1  Thank TIA1966
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This easy hike is a great way to walk along the water and just take in some views.We started near the Bar Harbor Inn and walked along till we found a path into the other side of town. Great short walk.

Thank Jim E
Reviewed 27 June 2017

My wife and 2 other friends really enjoyed walking along the coast and viewing the homes along this path on one side and the water on the other. There was a cruise ship with ferry boats traversing between the ship and the shore with its...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I think people are getting this confused with the "shore trail" which is in the town of Bar Harbor. This trail is located in Acadia National Park and starts at Sand Beach on the Park Loop Road and continues to Otter Cliff, passing by Thunder...More

2  Thank WanderingWarbler
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Questions & Answers
18 August 2017|
Response from yankeefanalways |
No. Ocean path is in Bar Harbor along the waterfront. Ocean trail is in Arcadia.
Brandalee W
6 August 2017|
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Response from Karen C | 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
12 July 2017|
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Response from Do S | Reviewed this property |
The trail itself is flat and easy for anybody. The parts that jut off toward ocean are uneven and rocky but the views are just as beautiful from the trail. You can also drive to any part of this trail and park in right... More