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Nice Easy Walk

This easy hike is a great way to walk along the water and just take in some views.We started near... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jim E
Clarkdale, Arizona
Very scenic walk

My wife and 2 other friends really enjoyed walking along the coast and viewing the homes along this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David W
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Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed yesterday

This easy hike is a great way to walk along the water and just take in some views.We started near the Bar Harbor Inn and walked along till we found a path into the other side of town. Great short walk.

Thank Jim E
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and 2 other friends really enjoyed walking along the coast and viewing the homes along this path on one side and the water on the other. There was a cruise ship with ferry boats traversing between the ship and the shore with its...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I think people are getting this confused with the "shore trail" which is in the town of Bar Harbor. This trail is located in Acadia National Park and starts at Sand Beach on the Park Loop Road and continues to Otter Cliff, passing by Thunder...More

Thank WanderingWarbler
Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked on this path several nights after having dinner in Bar Harbor. It's an easy walk along the harbor/bay with beautiful homes on the other side of the trail. The wild roses were so pretty and fragrant. Lovely path.

Thank Islands4me22
Reviewed 5 days ago

I started from my hotel and took this scenic route into town to grab my morning coffee. It can get crowded but it's a beautiful walk.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ocean path trail starts at Sand Beach on Park Loop Road in Acadia and continues to Otter Cliff, passing by Thunder Hole and tons of little side trails to walk a few feet onto gorgeous cliffs, coves, pebble beaches and just enjoy. Path is...More

Thank Do S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to walk along this path and look at the rock climbers on the cliffs. It's also a great place to bring a picnic and sit on the rocks and enjoy the ocean view.

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Harborside Hotel and Marina and walked this path, it is so pretty and you get to see beautiful views along the entire trail.

Thank WeLove2Travel12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

From our hotel (conveniently located in town) we decided to walk counterclockwise by starting at the hospital center entrance and ending up at the park. This way we could continue our adventure through the shopping village and then continue across the land bridge (see separate...More

1  Thank A Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very easy walk for all ages. Stone path along Atlantic Ocean. The views are awesome along the path. The Bar Harbor Inn ocean view rooms are above this path so we could sit on our balcony and watch all the people and...More

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Are dogs allowed?
April 7, 2017|
Response from mart888 | Reviewed this property |
yes they are
How is the Ocean Trail different from the Shore Path?
August 27, 2016|
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Response from tenntrvl |
They are not the same. Shore Path is in Bar Harbor, in town. You start and end in downtown. Ocean Trail is inside Acadia National Park. It runs between Sand Beach and Other Point.
What is the address of the Ocean Trail
July 2, 2016|
Response from Heather G | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the exact address. However, if you get a map of Acadia, it is very easy to find. It essentially starts near sand beach and goes past Thunder Hole (there are signs for those upon entering the park). I think... More