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William McC
Boston, MA360 contributions
Sep 2022
A salute to Bar Harbor for this jewel of a walk, affording multi-million-dollar views of Frenchman Bay to all! Even on a rainy day, the seascape of rocky/kelpy shore, a wide variety of vessels on the move or secured, and wooded islands is the equal of many available in the adjacent Acadia National Park. In the other direction, magnificent estates and gardens, maintained to a widely varying degree that only adds to their charm. The interpretive signs are also lovingly maintained little works of village art. Parking at a very reasonable price can be found; just follow the signage leading you off the main tourist thoroughfares.
Written October 5, 2022
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Jeff N
Centreville, VA65 contributions
Oct 2021
We used the path to view the sunrise over the harbor. We decided not to try the crowds on Cadillac mountain. The view from the harbor was fantastic. Catching the lobster boats as they headed to their traps was an interesting bonus. If you are staying on that side of Bar Harbor, there are a couple of pathways back up the hill versus going all the way back to the port area.
Written November 1, 2021
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Liz Cutler
Bar Harbor, ME16 contributions
Mar 2020
The idea that this rock from somewhere else travelled with the glacier and eventually dropped down fascinates me. I love to see the geological variety in this area. The colors are different every time I come here thanks to weather, tide, time of day, season and where I decide to set up to paint. Seldom do I see someone walk past without being drawn to it, even for a moment.
Written March 17, 2020
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Rhonda P
Adams Basin, NY149 contributions
Jul 2021
Step away from the hustle and bustle of the shopping areas and take a quiet stroll along this path. So pretty and serene. Highly recommend it - easy walk, can go at your own pace, nothing treachous and there are some benches to sit and enjoy the view as you walk along.
Written July 14, 2021
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Paul R
Kansas City, MO112 contributions
Jul 2021
Fun, never the same because of fog, boat traffic, other walkers, high or low tide. Good for round trip to get your steps in. At 9:00, you pass the yoga class. Take a picture at the tilted rock for fun
Written July 21, 2021
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Cindy M
Uncasville, CT328 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We walked this path late morning. I found it to be very beautiful and plenty of things take pictures of. DH only walked the path, where went down onto the rocks to get better pictures. There were a few benches and a small park to sit down to catch your breath.
Written July 7, 2021
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NPSeaker
Albany, NY338 contributions
Oct 2022
I love this walk. It’s just the right length and even when there are a lot of people, they are so spread out that you have times by yourself, spouse and ocean. The views and sounds are so relaxing. We usually make a loop through downtown and usually walk this at least twice during our time in Bar Harbor.
Written November 7, 2022
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Dave L
5 contributions
Oct 2020
We walked part of Shore Path while waiting for the sunrise. Great early walk to do plus there were plenty of places to take pics of the sunrise and see the lobster boats go out. Some beautiful houses on the way.
Written October 23, 2020
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Susan K
Ann Arbor, MI80 contributions
Jun 2022
We walked this several times, enjoying views of the ocean and schooner departing. It was never crowded. We found this to be a nice way to see the ocean and get some exercise for free! About 1.5 miles round trip. Easy walk. We didn't do it, but you can walk it early and see the sunrise. Highly recommend!
Written June 9, 2022
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Mary M
Lyndonville, VT83 contributions
Jul 2020
This path along the shore downtown in Bar Harbor is a beautiful stroll. Especially in the morning when it is not that busy. Once you get to the end of the path just keep going and it will bring you back to Main Street and you can continue to explore the shops. If you are going during the summer of 2020 most places are open and it is not very crowded.
Written August 3, 2020
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