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Address: On the east side of the Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Highlight of our Acadia trip

The Otter cliff and Ocean walk from there was the best part of Acadia for us. Amazing views. Get sandwiches from Subway and have a picnic watching the sunset. This is the place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We hiked down the Ocean Path to get to Otter Cliffs - 1.3 miles from Sand Beach parking lot. I thought there was a lot near Otter Cliffs, but I guess I was mistaken. Since everyone parks in the right lane of the Park Loop Road, I guess that would do. The cliffs & Otter Point are .7 miles one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Otter cliff and Ocean walk from there was the best part of Acadia for us. Amazing views. Get sandwiches from Subway and have a picnic watching the sunset. This is the place to click pictures. We went here multiple times in our 3 day trip.

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Marseille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

You will have nice views on the MDI shore, but this trail is clearly to close to the road to be really great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There are no otters here. Don't get me wrong, it (like all of Acadia) is gorgeous here. But I was jonesing for some otters and I was crestfallen by the reality.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was a lovely place to stop and sit a bit. One of the trails leading there is also nice and shady and calm. Fun to watch the rock climbing.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We decided to stay around the island because of the stiff price of entering Acadia National Park and we were not in the least bit disappointed. We pulled off to a little parking lot and walked through a small trail named Cooksey Drive Overlook. It takes you down a little path through the bushes of blueberries and such and you... More 

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Manchester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very steep cliffs with awesome views. We got some great photos as we climbed out onto the rocks. A must stop while on the loop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This spectacularly-beautiful national park's arguably most beautiful point. The cliffs and rocks leading to them is symbolic of Maine's famous rocky coastline at its best.

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Castenedolo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Driving along the east coast a very interesting stop is at the Otter cliffs: we walked for a while along the trail and we could enjoy the visit better than driving.

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Hicksville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Of all the beautiful spots in Acadia, this was my favorite. Beautiful trails leading to beautiful cliffs that lead down to the sea. When I made my way down to the rocks by the surf and I looked back up it really looked like somewhere in the Northwest with large evergreens perched on the cliffs above a beautiful seascape below.... More 

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