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Shore Path

#2 of 69 things to do in Bar Harbor Features Animals
begins at the Town Pier, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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A nice hike

This was an easy trail, but we did not hike the entire distance due to time constraints. I would... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laura R
San Antonio
Takes your breath away

Walk the path starting at the marina and past the Bar Harbor Inn , past Balancing Rock and take in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Red Bank, New Jersey
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“nice walk” (139 reviews)
“easy walk” (129 reviews)
begins at the Town Pier, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an easy trail, but we did not hike the entire distance due to time constraints. I would like to go back and finish the hike sometime. I wouldn't recommend it in cold and rainy weather, but if you have the appropriate gear then...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk the path starting at the marina and past the Bar Harbor Inn , past Balancing Rock and take in the beauty of the water..watch gulls , some loons and if you are lucky an eagle will soar overhead. The cruise ships are just a...More

1  Thank BKW68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous path to walk that leads from basically any hotel when you enter bar harbor to the main downtown area. It's Right alone the water the whole time for great pictures of the boats and sun/nature. Absolutely gorgeous. You can also bike the trail. We...More

Thank U7469VCnicoleg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a real treat. We did not know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised , the views were spectacular, even on a cold , cloudy day. The walk was invigorating the amenities pleasant. We had fun!

Thank BuckieDunn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful walk, flanked by rosa rugosa shrubs by the edge of the ocean, with startling views of the Porcupine Islands is sublime.

1  Thank amvq2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hike near the water and plenty of large boulders to scramble over and get nice pictures on. The park has several good hikes - you'll need a couple/few days to enjoy them.

Thank AndrewMTurner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have enjoyed the shore path for years. Where else can you see bald eagles and seals while you are walking along the water? The shorepath has always been a tranquil and relaxing experience for me.

Thank kellymax70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It depends on what type of walk you want - this one is for a short stroll with nice views of the porcupines - suitable for the less active or mobile. All on the flat with some lovely views. Many locals using this for jogging...More

Thank boaster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked from Sand Beach to Otter Point. The coastline was covered in fog which made it even more mysterious.

1  Thank Niels R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very nice walk full of wonderful natural sites and the sound of the ocean. During low tide it's extra fun since there are lots of tide pools to look at (where we saw sea worms, sea urchin, shrimp, and shell fish). There...More

1  Thank Mezasu
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Whats the difference between the Ocean Trail Walk and the Shore Path? Can I access the Ocean Walk near the pier?
August 23, 2016|
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Response from FREDERICK M | Reviewed this property |
Is there any easy (free) parking lot by the shore path? Thank!
August 18, 2016|
Response from Thekansaspyet | Reviewed this property |
There is 2 hr free parallel parking all over downtown Bar Harbor. There is also several town parking lots all off Main St. or Mt Desert street, the trouble is that the town is usually packed from mid day to late afternoon... More
Does this excursion cost anything if you just want to walk the path?
July 18, 2016|
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Response from Matthew G | Reviewed this property |
The shore path is free. It is not part of the national park system so it does not require a park pass. Just walk whenever you want.