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Ocean Trail

Bar Harbor, ME
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Ranked #5 of 26 Attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
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North Yarmouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Easy walk with beautiful views of the bay, small islands & rugged rock formations. About 40 slow walk and mostly flat with no steps.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Several times during summer and fall I drive up to Bar Harbor, just twenty minutes away, bring my dog and a friend and spend a very pleasurable walk around this Ocean Trail. You can park near the main pier.. There are plenty of parking spaces. You will see a large hotel and a path alongside. On the side of the... More

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Gettysburg, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The shore walk begins at the harbor and travels between the ocean and the huge "cottages" of the last century. It is flat and graveled and is about 1/2 long.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is an easy level trail with fantastic views. However, it is on the Park Loop road, so buses come here and drop off lots of people. This is not a quiet place and overlooks are overrun with people when buses are there.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great easy trail along Ocean. Beautiful views. Saw Thunder Hole. Trail gets crowded around road pull outs. Not as relaxing as some other trails because it goes right along the road

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Scenic path in Acadia Natl. Park alongside the loop road. It is about 3 miles long and connects several sites, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Point. You have access to the sites and some beautiful views along the way. You can leave the trail in many places along the coast. You will find the restrooms in the parking areas adjacent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you just walk one trail in Acadia, make it this one. Go the whole way to Otter Cliffs and stop along the way and sit on the rocks. Amazing!

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