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Address: Bar Harbor, ME
Activities: Hiking
Description: Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.

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Stunning Views!!!

My daughter and I hiked in from town. The Ocean Trail is easy to walk and the views are absolutely fantastic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Blakeslee
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I hiked in from town. The Ocean Trail is easy to walk and the views are absolutely fantastic!

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Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Several reviewers have described the "Shore Path" in Bar Harbor. The "Ocean Trail" is off Park Loop Road, starting in about the area of "Sand Beach" parking area. It runs mostly beside the road, closer to the water and, at times, veering away from the road. This trail is not a loop trail, so you'll have to back track, unless... More 

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St. Marys, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was a very easy walk with breath taking views of the ocean. We stayed near Acadia several days and walked this trail or a portion of it more than once. Gorgeous!

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The shore trail is a lovely walk along the ocean which went from across the street from our hotel all the way to downtown Bar Harbor - we could continue up the main street to return to our hotel so it made a very nice loop. The views along the ocean are not to be missed! It is an easy,... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We walked downtown from Holland inn B&B then onto the shore walk.You could see all the islands and the boats coming in and out of the harbor.

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Youngstown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful but short trail right along the ocean that is very easy to walk. Easily accessible from the downtown area. Passes by several wonderful ocean front homes. In season the sailing ship Margaret Todd is very close for a water tour of the harbour and beyond..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great walk along the water. Paved with gravel so it's okay to push a wheelchair on. Wide enough. The gravel is a bit thick in some parts but it's doable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to get exercise if you are not able to hike on the strenuous trails and there are magnificent views of the ocean. You can park and walk back the way you came then take the free bus back to your parking lot when you are ready.

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Norfolk, ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Late June and it was drizzling. Perfect! Very few people on the trail. Nice and cool. This is a very scenic trail. Follow the smaller trails that lead down to rocks for a bit more excitement.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Each summer when we return to Bar Harbor, our first walk is along the Ocean trail. It is so peaceful and relaxing to stroll next to the sea. A must do if you are in town.

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Address: Address: Bar Harbor, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor

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