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Ocean Trail

Bar Harbor, ME
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
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Type: Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.

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Nashville, Tn,
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very nice walk along shore. Just had a tragic death in the family and this was quite a refreshing stroll. Beautiful homes also.

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Providence
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great place to walk and just enjoy the beauty of the earth! Fresh air and so much to enjoy! Kept jumping on and off the rocks, stopped a couple of times to just take the view in! This is one of those places where all your worries are forgotten for a moment!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The ocean trail is probably the best trail in Acadia National Park for hiking with families. Beautiful views of the ocean and the rocky shoreline. The trail is fairly flat, especially considering Acadia's other trails. However, for the adventurous person, there are still many opportunities to climb out onto the rocks.

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Ocean Trail is amazing! I would definitely go back time and time again. It is a flat, easy walk.

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Pennington, NJ
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120 reviews 120 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We find Bar Harbor very tacky and full of knick knack shops geared to the hundreds of cruise ships that dock in the harbor every month. That said, this is a nice little walk but not as magnificent as the Ocean Trail Path in Acadia National Park. It is worth doing if you are there already. One idea is to... More 

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Ridgefield, CT
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505 reviews 505 reviews
275 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was a well maintained trail that skirted the ocean around the edge of town. A cruise ship was in and docked right off shore which made for a great picture. I don't believe a lot of people know this trail is available to anyone for walking since it almost appears to belong to the hotels in that area. It... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I am commenting on the Ocean Trail Hiking Path in the Acadia National Park. I noticed that some of the pictures were of a path that runs along the ocean at Bar harbor. They are both nice, but certainly NOT the same thing. Here is my review of the National Park Ocean Trail Path...We didn't have a ton of time... More 

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North Yarmouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This trail runs along the ocean and takes in many sights. It is also mostly flat, so more people are able to enjoy it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is the trail for you if you want the great views, but are not up to the more strenuous hikes in Acadia National Park. You can make it as long as you want. Just park in one of the lots and then walk back the other way. When you are ready to stop get on a shuttle bus back... More 

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went walking every morning on this trail- beautiful views of the harbor. Gave us some ideas on where to stay on our next visit.

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