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Ocean Trail

Bar Harbor, ME
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
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New York City, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

FYI: This is not to be confused with "Shore path" in downtown Bar Harbor. When I began Ocean Trail I was surprised because it didn't seem at all to be what I expected, but you WILL see the sheer magnificence and power of nature as never before! Here is what it is: 1. The first mile or so you will... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As the hiker in front of us commented with a big grin, "I've certainly had worst days." This easy trail should only challenge those with severe physical limitations.

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Zionsville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We walked along this path on our way to thunder rock. The views were spectacular and the trail was easy. Great place for photo ops of family and/or friends.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I could have spent weeks in Acadia National Park. It was a fabulous place to tour. We also enjoyed the Park Ranger hiking tours. This was a real bonus. Can't wait to return.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a trail that families with young children could easily enjoy. The views of the ocean are excellent and the trail is flat the entire length.

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We used the ocean trail as a scenic hike back to our vehicle at sand beach. The views are very nice and there are many areas where you can venture out into the rocks and watch the crashing waves along with stopping for a minute at thunder hole. The only drawback is the buses that stop and unload throngs on... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

great views. easy flat walk. probably just under a mile each way. if you are in bar harbor don't miss this. it's really wonderful. we did it on our first day here and might do it again before we leave. i wrote it takes an hour but if you only walk it it could be much less

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Coudersport, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We walked from sand beach to past otter cliffs. My one piece of advice is take the side trails as much as possible... It takes you out onto outcroppings and I dare you to find a bad view on this trail.

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Gatineau, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

this is a simple walk along a preset path mostly adjacent to the Park road. Some stunning views but nothing over the top to satisfy hikers.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Spending the day in Acadia and needed a break from the woodland scenery, so we decided to head over to the Ocean Trail. There are several lots to park in and access to the trail is quite easy. The walk itself is not challenging and the views are spectacular. My teen aged son thought the rock formations by Thunderhole were... More

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