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Ocean Trail

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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You can go as far as you like on this easy path along the rocky coast that starts at Sand Beach... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
roaminginrome101
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Nashville, Tennessee
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A pleasant surprise!

I went out for an early morning run and found this excellent trail that is not too popular at 6am...

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Laurin W
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Walking trail along Frenchman Bay.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“otter point” (65 reviews)
“sand beach” (155 reviews)
“thunder hole” (145 reviews)
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 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
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I went out for an early morning run and found this excellent trail that is not too popular at 6am...

2  Thank Laurin W
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We have been to Acadia about 10 times, but never did this walk until our most recent visit. It was so beautiful! We biked the park loop road to Sandy Beach, did the walk to Otter Cliffs and back, then biked back to town. Lovely...More

1  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 25 July 2017

If you only have time for one "hike" and you love the ocean, this is a no-brainer! You'll enjoy awe-inspiring views of the North Atlantic, with many scenic viewpoints on the cliffs along the way. The walk itself is very easy, with the exception of...More

2  Thank gourmandisesaine
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This was my second stop in the park for the day. Arriving around 1115 and parking was full at Sand Beach. A ranger suggested park at Fabirri Picnic area, just past Otter point and then walk back to Sandy beach. Parking was wide open there....More

4  Thank lfmack
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This walk along the shore and by the grand hotels and houses that line Bar Harbor allows visitors to not only see some of the architectural beauties of the area but also the shore front. This mile long walk allows access to the entire waterfront,...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 23 July 2017

My husband and I walked north on the trail after hiking The Beehive and Gotham Mountain. It was a perfect way to cool down and take in the beauty of Acadia!

Thank DLG0403
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Gorgeous views, great smell of the sea and the pine combines. Beautiful, easy walk with very little climbing. Well traveled route.

1  Thank Susan T
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is an easy trail that connects sand beach to thunder hole. The views from up high of sand beach and the cliffs are stunning. Very easy to do with kids. I suggest parking early at sand beach parking (before 10 there are tons of...More

2  Thank Justine_Eckman
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great views, and lots of places to step down off the trail and enjoy a closer look, and perhaps sit on a rock a while and enjoy. Go early during season to miss crowds, though many were concentrated around Sand Beach, having parked away, and...More

3  Thank Carol S
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leonardkellyann
19 August 2017|
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Response from yankeefanalways |
No. Ocean path is in Bar Harbor along the waterfront. Ocean trail is in Arcadia.
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Brandalee W
7 August 2017|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Dogs on leash are allowed. The path is narrow but flat so depending on the size of the scooter, it may be able to fit. The issue is the curb to get onto the path and the access from Sand Beach has steps. I believe there is a... More
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GoLoo
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
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