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Ocean Trail

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Even in a light drizzle, this is a "must do."

Perhaps the light drizzle was the reason this trail was relatively quiet, but even if there are a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Des Moines, IA
Lots to see, but lots of car traffic

Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Otter Cliff definitely worth seeing, and this is an easy hike for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jennifer H
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Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“otter point” (59 reviews)
“sand beach” (138 reviews)
“thunder hole” (147 reviews)
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed yesterday

Perhaps the light drizzle was the reason this trail was relatively quiet, but even if there are a lot of other walkers, this beautiful route along the rocky coast is a "must do." Lots of good photo opportunities!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Otter Cliff definitely worth seeing, and this is an easy hike for everyone (even with strollers). Unfortunately, much of the trail is on the edge of the road.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did this (all over 60 years old but in decent - though not athletic - shape) - i think it is about 5 miles round trip. If you want take the free bus to otter cliff and walk back to sandy beach - that...More

1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 5 teens loved walking on the rocks along this trail while the adults walked on the easy trail up top.

1  Thank 653swoods
Reviewed 1 week ago

This flat and well maintained path follows the coast line for an easy walk. The path parallels the picturesque Maine coastline and at numerous points along the path you can walk out onto the boulders and explore. You can park at a number of lots...More

1  Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views, pretty easy path, bring water and a camera! Starts at Sand Beach, stops at Thunder Hole along the way, lots of little paths off the main trail to explore a bit more. Four and a half miles to the end and back. We...More

1  Thank dudakadud
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our final hike on a day we hiked for 7 hours. It was a nice and easy stroll from the Sand Beach starting point to the Thunderhole water show at the end. It is a good one for people who are not used...More

3  Thank 1Jeanette49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice path along the bay for a stoll. Bring your camera, and maybe a long sleeve shirt if the fog or cool air rolls in

1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 1 week ago

You **have** to do this walk if you visit Bar Harbor. You can spend hours here exploring all the paths that lead you to the beautiful Maine coast. Wear good shoes. There is a lot of rocks to navigate here. There is a lot of...More

2  Thank tricia6870
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can go as far as you like on this easy path along the rocky coast that starts at Sand Beach. Wonderful views with little side spurs for chilling. I went in the evening which seemed less crowded. Be sure check out Thunder Hole. You...More

1  Thank roaminginrome101
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Brandalee W
6 August 2017|
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Response from yankeefanalways |
Yes. On a leash of course.
12 July 2017|
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Response from Do S | Reviewed this property |
The trail itself is flat and easy for anybody. The parts that jut off toward ocean are uneven and rocky but the views are just as beautiful from the trail. You can also drive to any part of this trail and park in right... More
8 April 2017|
Response from mart888 | Reviewed this property |
yes they are