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Shore Path

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Address: begins at the Town Pier, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Flat hike with some uneven ground

This hike was recommended as easy and a great way to see the shoreline. We hiked it shortly after sunrise and had the narrow pathway almost all to ourselves. Beautiful, and we saw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MSC73
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hike was recommended as easy and a great way to see the shoreline. We hiked it shortly after sunrise and had the narrow pathway almost all to ourselves. Beautiful, and we saw a few birds. The Shore Path is pretty flat and has no steep grades. But tree roots do cause some uneven footing and tripping hazards, so anyone... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful homes and a beautiful shoreline. Wife and I enjoyed the walk. Not too crowded. peaceful and some good photo ops.

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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tremendous year-round experience; sun, rain, fog, snow .. every face of the Shore Path is beautiful. A very wise investment in capturing the shore for everyone, not just the 1%.

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Thank David H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed this every morning we stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn. It was long enough but not too far for a morning stroll before or after breakfast. There were cruise ships, schooners, lobster boats, the balance rock, rocks to sit on and so much history in the homes around it.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bar Harbor's "Shore Path" is just that a well maintained path along the harbor shore for approximately 2.5 miles. Park at either end and do the "up and back". The ocean breeze helps to keep things relatively cool, but carry H2O with you. Not really good for running so take your time. Great views into the harbor and back towards... More 

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Thank Appealing56
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A peaceful walk along the shore starting at the Harbor of Bar Harbor. Great walking tour signs posted to describe historical sites along the way.

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Thank Kristine E
Rochester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a beautiful walk this was along the shoreline with beautiful homes along its path. The walk has no railing so children need to be careful. The view of Bar Harbor is gorgeous

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While vacationing on Mt Desert Island my husband and I walk this path at least once a day. Careful because there is no railing.

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Thank ommm77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great way to get into town. Park up by the hospital and walk down the path and then head back through town doing some window shopping!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Shore Path at Bar Harbor is a very relaxing walking path that follows the harbor. It is flat and very easy to navigate. It is an enjoyable walk any time of the day, because the views are beautiful, especially of the water. I particularly enjoyed watching the boats leave the harbor. There are cutoffs that lead to the main... More 

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