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Shore Path

begins at the Town Pier, Bar Harbor, ME
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Ranked #8 of 25 Attractions in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Milford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a convenient, flat, pathway from the Bar Harbor Inn and along the backyards of private citizens on one side, and Frenchman Bay on the other. You can walk all the way out and back-about a mile- or there are places where you can loop back between the house out to the street and back to wherever you have... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

a complete WOW - the views are absolutely fantastic and the walk is just sublime - highly recommend that all visitors to Acadia take this walk - fantastic, the epitome of nature at its best

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Barnesville, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This walk is well placed near the city public parking lot. There are restrooms there and a 3 hr. limit on each space. Walking out near the breakwater and then a couple of blocks into town and back down the main "drag"; will bring you full circle. You could turn around and walk back along the shore path and remove... More

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San Anselmo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Check when the tour ships are in and DO NOT take this walk. Lovely on a foggy day. If you have to be in Bar Harbor, it is a pleasantly serene spot.

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New York City, New York
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188 reviews 188 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I left my wife at the beach then I wandered over a few mountains and down to the beach trail. Great views and lovely breezes. A must see.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The path around the harbor takes you along views of old and new houses , yards meticulously landscaped and well maintained.Looking out over the water at the boats and islands never gets old...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Some excellent views - go at sunrise or sunset to watch the entire bay and Porcupine Islands change colors, but be prepared for crowds along a narrow footpath.

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Boca Grande, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Beautiful, enjoyable and easy walk along the edge of the bay from downtown Bar Harbor. Pretty much anyone can do it. We walked it in early September 2013 but had also done it several years earlier.

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Asheville, nc
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Thank you locals for allowing us to tread your grounds and partake in 'your' views. It's a walk I take several times each visit. I missed the 'pirate' sign near one of the sitting areas on someone's lawn. Always appreciate someone's humor. Thanks again

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Boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Walking along the Shore Path offers spectacular views of Frenchman's Bay, along with a veritable museum of balance rock sculptures. The most dramatic is a tall spire sitting on a prominent boulder jutting out into the Bay. Reputedly named "Frenchman's Quill (because of the Porcupine Islands in the background?), this free-standing sculpture seems to defy gravity, splitting the water and... More

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