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Beautiful, Easy Walk Along the Sea

I think there is a bit of confusion by reviewers between Ocean Trail, which runs through Acadia... read more

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edward d
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Easy Breathtaking views

It’s an easy walk for anyone. I believe it is wheelchair accessible you can look at balance rock... read more

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bfizzel
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bar harbor maine
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Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
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Reviewed yesterday

I think there is a bit of confusion by reviewers between Ocean Trail, which runs through Acadia National Park, and the Shore Path, which runs along the eastern side of Bar Harbor and through the harbor area. We visited the park on a beautiful, albeit...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It’s an easy walk for anyone. I believe it is wheelchair accessible you can look at balance rock. As you walk along the path this is actually called the shore Path for local people

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Ocean Trail meanders along the harbor and waterfront of Bar Harbor. It is a short but beautiful trail. On one side you can look at the ocean and all the activity going on while on the other side are absolutely beautiful grand old houses....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and l walked this trail a few times during our stay in Bar Harbor. Very scenic but prefered the ocean trail in Ogunquit. Somehow we preferred everything in Ogunquit and for that matter even Bootbay Harbor. Smaller places than Bar Harbor but with...More

Thank consumeraware
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The trail is mostly paved and is an easy walk, lots of places to stop and enjoy the beautiful views. A few places to sit and rest, do some people watching. Really enjoyed it

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This shore line walk is beautiful! Great way to see the bay and get some exercise. It is a walk that most all can do with benches along the way to really be able to sit and take in the views!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rode the Park Explorer shuttles to the Otter Point and walked back so that we could get a seat on the return shuttle.

Thank virbing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trail brings from one stunning view to another and another, etc. Easy unless you take short detours out onto the cliffs which are more difficult and to be avoided if heights make you uneasy. Such vast, unspoiled, ocean views are a rarity. Grateful to...More

1  Thank Vacationer477116
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this is a path that takes you from sands beach to thunder hole...in a quick nutshell. Roughly a 2 mile hike, we did part of it. The cool breeze from the ocean and rocky point view really make the walk go by quickly. Acadia...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first trail we walked upon arriving in Acadia. Such beautiful views! Many great photo ops along this trail. We went in the late afternoon and it wasn't very crowded which made it that much more enjoyable. Highly recommend!

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leonardkellyann
August 18, 2017|
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Response from kooky456 |
Ocean Trail is in Acadia National Park and the Shore Path is in Bar Harbor. The Shore Path is a very easy walk with views of Frenchman’s Bay and the Porcupine Islands right in town. The Ocean Trail goes from Sand Beach to... More
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Brandalee W
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Dogs on leash are allowed. The path is narrow but flat so depending on the size of the scooter, it may be able to fit. The issue is the curb to get onto the path and the access from Sand Beach has steps. I believe there is a... More
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