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Great little hiking path for the whole family!

Hidden down at the tip of the "quiet side" of the island, this hike is easy for family and takes... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
Brewer, Maine
Amazing trail and great view

Since we were not able to get a parking spot for our RV at Wonderland Trail, we decided to do the... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Mainz, Germany
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This scenic hiking trail winds around a tiny cove.
Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

Hidden down at the tip of the "quiet side" of the island, this hike is easy for family and takes you right out to the ocean. Some tree roots on the way back. I love hiking this trail and have brought my children here when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank registerednurse46
Reviewed November 9, 2018

1.3 mile, figure-of-eight loop, east of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse on Route 102A, mostly through forest with the occasional interpretive panel. Easy amble, even in flip flops. Dogs are allowed provided they are leashed. Modest parking off the road, but enough space available along the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Since we were not able to get a parking spot for our RV at Wonderland Trail, we decided to do the Ship Harbor Nature Trail instead. And it was a good idea: the trail is shaped like an eight, so you can walk a different...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnjaB90
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We went to see the light house (disappointing) and hiked this trail as an after thought. Not a long walk (1.2 miles) but worth every step! Hike the two left arms and save the seaside return for the way back. Wonderful views of rock formations...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Easy hike on "The Quiet Side". Beautiful views, nice hiking trail. We spent the day enjoying the hikes and views in this area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dotravels
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This was a beautiful hike that my 3 and 4 year old really enjoyed. This trail takes you on top off the cliffs where wonderland takes you to the shore line. (They are basically right beside one another). It was a very well maintained trail.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kristen O
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Nice trail for a family. Good at lower tide for exploring in the pools. Go early in the morning or for the sunset.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cindy S
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This was a nice little hiking trail that can be combined with the Wonderland Trail near Southwest Harbor. It's on the "quieter side" of Mount Desert Island, so it's more off the beaten path and a little less crowded than the trails on the east...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kristi J
Reviewed August 5, 2018

A wonderful, easy trail for nature lovers. Easy parking. Many views reminded us of Winslow Homer paintings.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TeacherJohn
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We walked the Ship Harbor Trail in the afternoon after having completed the Beech Cliff Loop in the morning. This was a great combination since the two hikes are so different from each other. This trail is mostly flat, and you can follow the coast...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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William B
August 18, 2017|
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Response from Helene T | Reviewed this property |
The answers above are accurate, there are several variations and options in the walk to the ocean si it depends which one you take. If rocks and up and down little hills and uneven ground are not for you, then stay straight... More
William B
August 18, 2017|
Response from igal27 | Reviewed this property |
It's not long -- about 2 km -- and an easy trail. The time it takes you to do it will depend how fast you walk, how often you stop, etc. It's a very nice trail, but use generous amount of mosquito repellent!