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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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Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Ran and hiked on this trail a few times. The snow and ice on this trail clear before other trails in the park.

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Pittsburgh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

What's not to like?!? A nice, long, easy trail with beauty and fun every step of the way. Along with everything else in Acadia, it's just a great place to be outdoors with friends or family enjoying the natural, fantastic Maine coast.

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Auburn, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This is an excellent way to spend a couple hours on the island. The views are great, and it costs absolutely nothing. I recommend walking the trail at high tide as well as low tide.

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Los Angeles, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
35 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The Ocean Trail on any day is a real treat. It is a long walking trail along the ocean so it is good for exercise and sightseeing at the same time. No hill. Totally flat. There are well marked places of interest at which to stop. We spent almost two hours and the trail would have taken us further. Lovely... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We did this walk as part of our tour through Acadia National Park. The whole area has the most beautiful scenery and the trail allowed us to see it up front. There is a well devised and maintained path which follows the coastline, we were lucky to have perfect weather, so it was all most enjoyable. Do not leave this... More

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Pittsburgh
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Our hotel consierge directed us to find the little path connected to the Ocean Trail and we were so glad he did. A morning walk watching the sun come up was what makes us want to go back to Bar Harbor...and the shops...and the restaurants...and the Bar Harbor Grand...Awesome place!

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Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

"Big bang" theory? I don't think so. As I heard another visitor say to her hubby, "This place is insanely beautiful." Perfectly described.

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Pepperell
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Always like a challenge so hiking on cliffs always fun and exciting. Not many people hike the coast line just beautiful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

If you do nothing else in Acadia, walk this trail. The views are Amazing! We took the trail to sand beach, which was beautiful, and then took the path from the other side of the beach. We walked along the path to Thunder Hole and back.

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

So we visited during the shutdown in 2013 and it was almost better this way I feel. There were very few cars although I am sure there would be a lot driving by if you went and the park was open. The views are beautiful and I highly recommend visiting the beach. My wife and I hiked about 6 miles... More

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