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Ocean Trail

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Pretty Path along the Sea

Such a nice path for a seaside stool. I just wish it was longer. The path is very well marked and... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
San Clemente, California
Also known as Shore Path

This was a short walk along the ocean that is just ok. Other reviewers mentioned that they were... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Lowell, Massachusetts
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Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“otter point” (53 reviews)
“sand beach” (125 reviews)
“thunder hole” (136 reviews)
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Such a nice path for a seaside stool. I just wish it was longer. The path is very well marked and hugs the coast with a great view of the Bar Harbour. Nice way to work off a delicious meal or just take in the...More

1  Thank sjworldtravels
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was a short walk along the ocean that is just ok. Other reviewers mentioned that they were able to collect sea glass, but they must have ventured off the gravel pathway and took their chances getting down to the rocks on the beach to...More

Thank LoriLovesFood
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Love this walk, some really nice pictures and wonder views. Enjoyed it time and time again.looking forward to a return trip.

Thank Walter S
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Wow!...Very Nice trail!......You have a nice view of the océan...It's very peaceful and relaxing. You have to go there on your next trip...I will return...

1  Thank Sylvieskisoleil
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We so enjoyed traversing along the path and taking in the glorious beauty that was around us. It was so peaceful, the sound of the gulls and the breaking of the waves against the rocks were magical. Just thinking back to our visit makes me...More

Thank Mootheart
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

As many reviews have stated this is one of the easiest walks/hikes but with great views Parking is also easy as you can park on the road and begin the walk at any point For many the destination is the beach area and look for...More

Thank daylilly50
Reviewed 21 October 2016

For the least amount of work, other than walking the distance, you will be pleasantly surprised with a breathtaking views at each corner you turn.

Thank Justine Q
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The path is only half a mile long, its a pleasant stroll.It does go past some grand old properties, and a couple are up for sale f the lottery cheque has arrived¬

Thank mart888
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It's hard to call this a hike, because it was so flat that it was more of a stroll and in fact I saw a stroller on the "trail" at one point. This path is one everyone can do. It follows the rocky shore from...More

1  Thank kjclower
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Ocean Trail is a must do but go early because it is pretty easy and very popular. The crowds begin to get pretty big after 10:00. Do the entire trail to see beautiful ocean vistas, rugged coast and Thunder Hole.

2  Thank rosie60763
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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
27 August 2016|
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Response from tenntrvl |
They are not the same. Shore Path is in Bar Harbor, in town. You start and end in downtown. Ocean Trail is inside Acadia National Park. It runs between Sand Beach and Other Point.