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Address: begins at the Town Pier, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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A nice change of pace!

With the summer crowds making it hard to walk around town, the Shore Path is a very nice change! I like to start walking from either the town pier or from the small park off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LPMaineVa
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With the summer crowds making it hard to walk around town, the Shore Path is a very nice change! I like to start walking from either the town pier or from the small park off Albert Meadow. You get to see some beautiful coast (Balance Rock is always interesting) and ocean views along with some great homes! Very relaxing. Take... More 

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Andover, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice views, a little icy in the winter. We walked only a small section of the path since it had recently snowed.

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SAINT PAUL
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a cloudy and foggy day but got several nice photos with colorful flowers in the foreground. The path follows the sound to the East bordered by private estates.

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Orono, Maine
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Bar Harbor can be a pretty crowded and bustling place on the main streets, but the shore path is an excellent change of pace. The soothing sounds of the ocean, the fresh air, and the beautiful views remind me why some people say that Maine is the way life should be. There are plenty of different places to begin and... More 

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Telford, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

If you enjoy a lovely walk, not a power walk, but a relaxing walk with beautiful scenery, then the Shore Path is your destination. Runners jogged by, owners walk their dogs and families strolled. I walked along with my daughter breathing in the air and flowers that dot the path. We climbed down the rocks and enjoyed the sound of... More 

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Champlin
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Oh, you must walk along this path. We took many late afternoon, early evening walks! It is peaceful and gentle walkway. I set up my camera to experience the September Super Moon of 2015 and with the islands in the close distance, the pictures turned out fabulously!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were here on a relatively calm day on October. The views of the harbor and surrounding area from the pathway were good. A sneak peak into the yard/homes bordering the path was also good. The routes back to town could be better marked.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is the most relaxed and enjoyable walk path. You will mass some masions and beautiful houses. Also the fantastic ocean, tidal pools, flowers , sea birds. Its a popular path for toursts and the locals. Many parents will bring thier childen here to enjoy and fresh air. The sounds of the ocean and the nature calling. This is the... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We parked in a public lot toward the end of the day and walked down to this path along the harbor. Views of the islands, boats in the harbor, a cruise ship (my husband loves to look at cruise ships), big homes, the shoreline, sea birds, interesting rocks. A few places to sit. We only went as far as we... More 

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Beaumont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

It as too cold to walk far, and we turned around at the half-mile. But it was so beautiful we have put it high on our list for the Spring.

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